TSTC offers nearly 100 certificate and degree areas.

Use the Search tool to find exactly what career you want to explore or browse the listings and see what we have to offer.
Search Programs

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Services Center and is open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

voice: (254) 867-4814
fax: (254) 867-3200
You are welcome to come visit the campus and tour any career technology you are interested in. Please contact us with any questions.

Schedule A Visit
Contact Us!
(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
Facebook  Twitter  Flickr
Student eNews Sign-up
Solar Energy Technology Associate Degree

Due to rising gas prices and the pressure to move to renewable energy in the United States, the solar energy industry is booming. The American Solar Energy Society and renewable energy and energy efficiency industries created a total of 8.5 million jobs in 2006, with more on the way. In fact, the solar energy sector is predicted to become a $15 billion industry by 2020, experts predict.

Major companies, such as Chevron, BP Global, DuPont and other giants now have or are adding solar divisions. New companies in Texas, too, are joining in the effort. There are, in fact, more than 50 solar-related companies which have sprung up in the past decade, with more expected to come online in the coming years. That's why TSTC's Building Construction Science Technology has developed a two-year degree in solar energy. It is, in fact, one of only two such schools in the state to offer such a degree, and one of the few in the entire United States.

Solar energy can be used for residential, commercial and some industrial applications and major technology has developed around solar thermal (heating of fluids) and solar photovoltaic PV (generation of electrical power). Jobs are available in electrical marketing, building and construction, solar energy companies and many others. Technicians are needed to sell, manufacture, design, install and maintain equipment.



Texas State Technical College Waco| 3801 Campus Drive| Waco, Texas 76705|254.799.3611


© 2013 Texas State Technical College

Privacy & Security | Accessibility Policy | Public Information Act | Link Policy | Copyright Compliance | Safety | Compact With Texans | A-Z Index | TSTC Portal

Consumer Info | Texas Veterans Portal | State of Texas Online | Texas Homeland Security | Statewide Search | En Espanol | Where the Money Goes | Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

Harlingen | Marshall | Waco | West Texas | System Office