Energy Institute

Welcome to all of our Cohort 8 students; classes started August 3rd. We wish you success in your journey!

The Solar Networking and Job Fair on July 30th went off without a hitch. A huge thank you to everyone who participated!

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The SLCC Energy Institute has grown to be the Utah’s premier provider of education and training for the highly-skilled workforce our energy community depends on. The programming focuses on three key areas of the energy industry: Energy management, Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems, and Lineworker Training. A Program Advisory Committee continually reviews existing curriculum and the potential need for new courses to ensure the programming is up to date with industry technology, trends and applicable codes.


Courses and programs are offered as credit and non-credit and are designed to accommodate both working professionals and traditional students. Coursework is completed through a combination of on-line learning, classroom instruction and hands-on activities. State of the art equipment provides real-world experiences to better prepare students for entry or advancement in the energy workforce. Courses are taught by energy professionals who are industry leaders in their respective disciplines.

Boost your career with one of our degree or certificate programs!

Our Programs:

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Energy Management AAS Degree ~ Energy management is the efficient and effective use of energy to minimize costs and reduce future energy demand. The program focuses on the fundamentals of energy and the energy systems in residential and commercial buildings. Energy efficiency measures and leadership through sustainable practices are explored.

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Energy Management Certificates of Achievement ~ Courses in the Energy Management program may be taken as credit or non-credit. When stacked together, they can fulfill the requirements for one or more Certificates of Achievement. Certificates have been designed to demonstrate a commitment to training in a specific area of the energy industry.

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Solar Photovoltaics (PV) ~ As the solar industry grows, so does the need for qualified people who understand solar principles and applications as well as being able to make the sale to a potential customer.  The courses were developed by highly qualified industry experts and content is based on the NABCEP Job Task Analysis. Successful certificate completion meets the education eligibility requirement to take the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Exam.

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Lineworker Training ~ Salt Lake Community College prepares students for many exciting careers in the power line industry: Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship, Lineworker Apprenticeship, Meter Apprenticeship, and Substation Apprenticeship.


SLCC Energy Institute Meets with President Obama

Photo credits: Dave Newkirk

President Barack Obama met with Salt Lake Community College's Energy Institute on April 3, 2015 to discuss growth in the solar energy industry and how SLCC is training workers for energy-efficiency and clean energy jobs. SLCC coordinator Judy Fisher, lead solar instructor Thaniel Bishop, and Energy Management A.A.S. student and 10-year Air Force veteran, Michelle Fisher participated in the round table discussion along with Senator Orrin Hatch, Representative Rob Bishop, and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker.