NCCER’s Alternative Energy curriculum covers the production and distribution of electricity generated from biomass, biofuel, nuclear, wind, and solar energy sources. In addition to containing the latest information about these generation methods, every module includes interesting and thought-provoking activities about the function and future of alternative energy.

Alternative Energy is endorsed by the Florida Energy Workforce Consortium (FEWC), and this title supports the Florida Department of Education’s Curriculum Frameworks for Energy Technicians, Power Distribution Technicians, and Energy Generation Technicians. In addition, Alternative Energy also supports Tier 3 and Tier 4 of the Energy Competency Model as outlined by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

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Step by Step
  • Starting your journey
  • These study materials are designed to enable self-study for written assessments. Training courses using these materials are also available for Journeyman and in-person performance assessments at designated testing facilities.
  • Becoming familiar with course material.
  • Start small or start big, at Brown Technical we have the study material you need, from individual courses, full kits as well as related reference material to help you along.
  • Setting aside time
  • Each course will have an anticipated time the course will take, make sure to set aside time for study and review of all material.
  • Testing and Courses
  • With every purchase you will receive a list of available testing centers to sign up for the written assessment when you are ready. Also available here.