Sustainable Energy

In addition to teaching college courses, the Sustainable Energy program at UAF BBC is extremely active in the community and K-12 outreach within the Bristol Bay region and throughout the state.  We frequently provide technical assistance to individuals and entities who are looking to become more energy efficient or are interested in installing renewable energy systems. 

For more information about our program including how to register for upcoming courses, please call (907) 842-5109 or toll-free at 1-800-478-5109 or email Mark Masteller.


The Occupational Endorsement in Sustainable Energy provides students with a broad-based educational foundation based on the two pillars of sustainable energy: energy efficiency and renewable energy.  The program is structured as six credits of foundation knowledge and a minimum of six credits of electives that allow students to specialize in specific areas of sustainable energy. This degree program prepares students for entry-level employment and can serve as a stepping-stone towards further degrees in science and engineering.

Required classes

  • ENVI 220: Intro to Sustainable Energy

Choose one class:

  • MATH 105: Intermediate Algebra
  • CTT106: Construction Math
  • TTCH 131: Math for the Trades

Choose a specialization with six credits of electives from:

  • Energy Science
  • Photovoltaic
  • Biomass
  • Wind
  • Energy-Efficient Construction
  • Other

Be at least 16 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.

It is possible to complete the occupational endorsement by taking classes entirely online. However, not all electives are offered online.  Face-to-face courses are sometimes taught.