Course work may include alternative energy, environmental engineering technology, sustainable manufacturing, and green building technology. Additional topics may include site assessment, sustainability and environmental responsibility, renewable energy, energy management, and waste reduction.
Upon successful program completion, students should qualify for employment within the alternative energy, construction, environmental, and/or manufacturing industries with opportunities in both government and private industry. Positions such as manufacturing technicians, sustainability consultants, environmental technicians, and green building supervisors are in high demand in North Carolina.
May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - North Carolina
Occupation Title: Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Median hourly wage: $16.71
Annual mean wage: $34,290
Occupation Title: Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Median hourly wage: $25.88
Annual mean wage: $53,830
Occupation Title: Residential Green Building Construction
Median hourly wage: $27.58
Annual mean wage: $57,360
Occupation Title: Market Research Analyst
Median hourly wage: $33.21
Annual mean wage: $69,080