About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

  • Experienced staff, modern equipment and spacious lab facilities allow for optimal learning.
  • Graduates have diverse career options.
  • Students receive practical hands-on lab experience.
  • Demand for graduates is high in Niagara and throughout Ontario.

Career Opportunities

  • Wind turbine maintenance and operation
  • Wind farm construction
  • Wind turbine electrical and mechanical repair
  • Blade inspection and repair
  • Solar energy farm operations and maintenance
  • Solar panel manufacturing and installation
  • Solar to LED commissioning
  • Geothermal installations, operations and maintenance
  • Bio-mass and bio-fuels energy production
  • Green energy building retrofits
  • Green energy management and distribution
  • Engineering, consulting and design firms integrating clean and green energy in their projects
  • Clean energy project management

You are well-suited to this program if you:

  • Are interested in shaping the way tomorrow’s generation produces and manages energy
  • Enjoy the practical application of math, science and physics fundamentals
  • Enjoy a practical and hands on approach to learning
  • Are able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Are interested in continuous learning, necessary for this constantly evolving field

Whether it be wind, solar, or geothermal, the Renewable Energies industry is still so young and in its early stages. Niagara College has done a fantastic job meeting the need for workers in this industry with the Renewable Energies Technician Program. But what makes the program so successful is the caring faculty behind it all. The Renewable Energies Technician program has led me to an exciting career in the Wind Industry, where I use the skills and knowledge learned in the program.

Chris Roy, 2014 graduate

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma
#0765 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Open
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.