The alternative and "green" energy industry is exploding, with solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable sources of energy popping up in neighborhoods across the country.
At Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School, the Advanced Alternative Energy program prepares high school students for careers that can literally make a world of difference. They learn about high-wage, high-skill, high-demand science and environmentally friendly technologies that will prepare them for college and beyond.
Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there
During this one-year course, students solve problems and build the skills necessary to shape the future in the areas of photovoltaics, wind technology, advanced battery storage and smart home and smart grid energy-savings solutions. Students practice digital electronic theory and apply electrical circuit concepts in connection with advanced automated and robotics production to improve energy systems.
Students have opportunities to build, test and create, while
taking part in interesting
work-based learning activities and focused field trips to local business and research facilities. They may earn four college credits through Hudson Valley Community College's College in the High School program.
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College credits available to students