Electrical Engineering Technology – Alternative Energy Option


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The Program – Electrical Engineering Technology – Alternative Energy (AET)

Graduates of the AET degree program will gain valuable experience in understanding the growing industry of alternative energy systems as well as gain the skills needed to design, install, maintain and troubleshoot the generation, delivery, and uses of solar energy.  Students will engage in real-world projects that involve site assessment, generating proposals, and designing systems as well as learn the business side of this industry.

Your Degree

Two-year full-time degree schedule; mixture of core engineering, mathematics, CAD, and communications courses; program can be completed on a part-time basis.

What you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of alternative energy applications, materials, and components
  • Configure and size electrical cable for various solar system configurations
  • Utilize equipment and software specific to the alternative energy industry to perform various tasks related to site assessment, proposal generation, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Understand and follow all NEC guidelines as they pertain to solar installations
  • Prepare alternative energy system proposals
  • Demonstrate adherence to all safety protocols for onsite work.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and co-workers.


An internship is a learning experience that integrates academic skills with workplace experience.  Students in Engineering Technologies can earn college credit, make valuable professional contacts, and link their classroom studies to real-world workplace challenges. See the department dean or an academic advisor for details.

Career Opportunities

  • Solar Energy System Designer
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Mechanical Drafter

Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement assessment results are also required.
  4. ACCUPLACER math score of 70 or higher or Next-Generation ACCUPLACER (AAF) of 231 or higher is required to take the first mathematics course in the engineering program.

Ohio Transfer 36 module and state approved transfer courses:

Ohio Transfer 36 module

State approved transfer courses

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu


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