Clean Energy Management

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Clean Energy Management is designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge in topics such as energy sources and energy management techniques, knowledge of basic electrical calculation, blueprint reading, and reporting processes. Students will also explore professional development and career opportunities with the clean energy industry and obtain OSHA-10 Certification.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Clean Energy Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Spring 2022
Admissions criteria



This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Maricopa Community College students and interns with the Arizona Sustainability Alliance: Arizona Clean Energy Workforce Development Program may be admitted into this program. Courses in this CCL may be taught as dual-enrollment courses at Phoenix Union High Schools, and as regular college courses at Phoenix College.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Interpret electrical blueprints (residential and small commercial) per code.
  2. Employ technology and software to create and interpret energy management reports.
  3. Collect, analyze, and report energy usage data to identify, recommend, and facilitate energy saving strategies.
  4. Determine professional resume building techniques, interview best practices, and networking skills specific to the clean energy industry.
  5. Apply professional and ethical practices.
  6. Utilize electrical formulas and calculations to measure energy consumption.
  7. Use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  8. Practice a variety of business communications styles.
  9. Demonstrate compliance with procedures necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment (OSHA-10 Certification).
  10. Articulate the differences between electric power generation, transmission and distribution.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON244 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3
CON273 Electrical Construction Fundamentals 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
GTC/MIT/OSH106 Industrial Safety 2
PPT120 Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Abeer Hamdan of Phoenix College, for more details about this program.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.