May 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Fundamentals of Clean Technology Micro-Credential

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Program Description

Clean Technology jobs are growing as the region helps NY State meet the objectives of the New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) to empower every New Yorker to fight climate change at home, at work and in their communities. This Micro-Credential will allow students from all disciplines to understand energy efficiency and clean energy as it relates to their jobs, their homes and their community.  The courses within this Micro-Credential include:

MFG 120/GRB 170 Introduction to Photovoltaics (PV) Systems

GRB 160 Energy Auditor 


The courses in this Micro-Credential are stackable into the Green Building AAS degree program.  Students may take this Micro-Credential as credit bearing or non-credit bearing.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Clean Technology Micro Credential, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of solar energy and building science
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of common tools used in solar and building science
  • Identify the basic safety procedures required while working with solar and building science equipment
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of PV system components
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of performance analysis, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a PV system
  • Demonstrate how to evaluate a home using advanced pressure diagnostics including zonal and series leakage testing


Employment Potential

This Micro-Credential allows students to enter into an entry-level position in the Clean Technology field.

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