With the rise of renewable energy both here and abroad, educational programs have been
developed to train workers and researchers in geothermal, solar, wind, and other renewable
technologies. The University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, and
National Geothermal Training Institute offer curricula that emphasize these important new fields.
1. The National Geothermal Training Institute offers 8 short courses covering a wide range of geothermal technology subjects including operator training, field-based scientific training, business principles, public policy, exploration, reservoir engineering, and power plant design.
2. The University of Nevada, Reno offers an Interdisciplinary Renewable Energy Minor open to all students. There are two tracks available: Track 1 for engineering majors to add an alternative energy specialization and Track 2 for non-engineers. Both tracks will teach students about the economic, social, and technical issues of the renewable energy field.
3. Truckee Meadows Community College offers a Construction Technologies Associate of Applied Science Degree. It provides the needed training for renewable energy professionals. Additional non-credit seminars and workshops will help workers upgrade and maintain the skills required for this field.