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Global Affairs and Fundraising Diploma in Clean Energy

Diploma Description

Note: This program is offered annually during the spring semester through the first month of the summer semester. Accepted students should plan on completing the entire program during this time.

Tuition assistance is provided through support of this program by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). US veterans will be eligible for a full tuition scholarship, while other qualified candidates will receive up to $1,750 toward tuition costs.

The clean energy sector encompasses many different technologies and policies. The Diploma in Clean Energy provides a foundation in these topics and prepares students for jobs in this growing field. Students gain an understanding of clean energy solutions in a variety of areas, such as transportation, energy-efficient buildings, renewable residential and commercial installations, and smart grids. Startups serve a critical role for innovation in this sector. As such, students develop a comprehensive understanding of the strategies and related competencies for a successful career working in a clean tech startup—skills that can be leveraged in a wide variety of jobs. Students engage with clean energy data and hone the basic skills required to interpret and analyze this information for data-driven decision-making. The program curriculum combines a traditional academic approach with experiential learning to train professionals for a smooth transition into a clean energy career.

The Diploma is awarded to those who successfully complete the four required courses.

Must be completed within

1 year

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of the barriers and obstacles to integrating clean energy solutions into urban and suburban environments, an awareness that will enable you to better identify solutions to these problems
  • The ability to make effective presentations to stakeholders
  • The skills to perform basic energy data analysis
  • The knowledge to make recommendations for data-driven decisions

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Foundations of Clean Technology

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as electricity generation, distribution, and transition.

1 section

Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

Examine strategies and methods for creating and sustaining start-ups, early-stage companies, and small businesses in the cleantech sector.

1 section

Analytics for Energy Professionals

Acquire a foundation for understanding and using qualitative and quantitative tools effectively within the energy sector.

1 section

Clean Energy Capstone Project: Putting Knowledge to Practice

Gain real-world experience working directly with a NYC-based clean energy company that is aligned with your interests.

1 section

OPTIONAL

Complete 0

JobFocus: Clean Energy

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in clean energy.

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree

Foundations of Clean Technology

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as electricity generation, distribution, and transition.

1 section

Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

Examine strategies and methods for creating and sustaining start-ups, early-stage companies, and small businesses in the cleantech sector.

1 section

Analytics for Energy Professionals

Acquire a foundation for understanding and using qualitative and quantitative tools effectively within the energy sector.

1 section

Clean Energy Capstone Project: Putting Knowledge to Practice

Gain real-world experience working directly with a NYC-based clean energy company that is aligned with your interests.

1 section

JobFocus: Clean Energy

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in clean energy.