Alternative/renewable energy careers are an integral part of our new and emerging economy. Southeastern Ohio is known for its vast natural resources, and today is becoming an area where alternative energy in the form of solar and geothermal energy is more apparent. The Alternative Energy Technology program provides students an opportunity to gain experience in these new careers while working in a state-of-the-art laboratory.
The Alternative Energy Technology program at Zane State College will emphasize the basic science and technology of alternative/renewable energy resources and develop the primary skills needed for entering a variety of alternative energy careers, including energy conservation and management, and the design, installation, and maintenance of alternative energy systems focusing on solar, wind, and geothermal energy. The Alternative Energy Technology program will also provide students with basic skills in computer technology, basic electrical/electricity, hydraulic/pneumatics, basic workplace safety, and related areas.