Energy Institute

Investing in the Energy Workforce

Our courses were developed with input from industry experts and are designed to meet current and emerging market needs. Our instructors are professionals with extensive backgrounds and experience in their field who share their real-world skills, knowledge, and passion for the industry with students.

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.

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

Our Programs:

Using heat meter on houseEnergy Management A A S Degree ~ Prepare for a career in energy efficiency, renewable energy or energy management. Employment opportunities are increasing as commercial, industrial and residential energy users strive to reduce energy consumption and related operational costs.

Energy Management Certificates

Placing solar panelsSolar Photovoltaic Installation ~ The solar field continues to grow as material prices drop and tax and rebate incentives continue to grow! This brings increased customer demand and employment opportunities. Students gain hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art Solar Training Yard which offers opportunities to work with cutting edge industry technology and materials.
Management people looking at solar installationSolar Photovoltaic Sales ~ 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.
Contractor looking at wallsContractor, Electrician, and Engineering CEUs ~ We offer both online, short duration courses as well as half and full day in-person workshops that are approved through DOPL for re-licensure. Plus you will learn new topics or keep up-to-date with codes and emerging opportunities in ‘green’ technologies.
Students posing on a power poleLineworker Training ~ “Over 42% of the technician level workforce in sub-station management, metering, and line technology will retire within the next five years” – a fact stated by Governor Gary Herbert in his ten-year Strategic Energy Plan. This extensive program is already proving to be a great stepping stone for entering this growing and exciting industry.