Renewable Energy

R. L. Turner High School
Business & Industry or Energy Career Endorsement

This four year plan can be used as an example to help plan your high school career.

subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th grade
Language Arts English English English English
Math Math Math Math Math
Science Science Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
CTE Courses

Principles of Applied Engineering
Introduction to Engineering Design
(1 credit)

Digital Electronics
(1 Credit)

Scientific Research & Design
(1 Credit)

Project Based Research
(2 credits)
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

Possible Industry Based Certifications:

  • None at this time
occupations median wage annual openings % growth
Wind Turbine Services Technician $51,334 387 108%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer $43,957 47 81%

The Renewable Energy program of study helps CTE learners discover to assemble, inspect, maintain, and repair different equipment required for renewable energy. It introduces students to solar photovoltaic equipment and wind turbines, the systems and processes used to maintain and manage these types of equipment, and helps students develop the skills needed to do so.

Recommended Course Sequence

Principles of Applied Engineering

Principles of Applied Engineering provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will understand the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.


Foundations of Energy

Foundations of Energy provides students with the fundamentals of Texas energy resources from conventional, unconventional, and renewable sources. Students develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities in the production, transmission, and use of energy in Texas, including import and export markets for energy.