Certificate in Biofuels

This certificate provides students with the skills required to work in the biofuels industry or create their own biofuels business. The emphasis on this program will be on non-food source feed stocks such as algae and native plants. Knowledge acquired will prepare students for jobs as Plant Technicians, Plant Managers, Laboratory Technicians, Sales Managers, Public Relations and Outreach, Process Coordinators and/or Business Owners/Managers.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Provide leadership in creating and maintaining safe working environments.
  • Describe the function, design and installation of biofuels systems.
  • Recognize wasteful practices and recommend sustainable alternatives.
  • Measure and describe energy and its relationship to biofuels systems.
  • Develop and articulate a definition of sustainability.
  • Understand the principles of entrepreneurship and creating a sustainable small business.

Class Requirements


ALTF 111      Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Technologies (3)

ALTF 121      Biofuels I (4)

ALTF 221      Biofuels II (4)

BIOL 111       Introduction to Biology (3)

BIOL 111L     Introduction to Biology Lab (1)

ENVR 119      General Industry Health and Safety (3)


BLDG 111      Construction Safety (3)

BSAD 119      Entrepreneurial – Planning and

Introduction (3)

CHEM 111     Introduction to Chemistry (3)

CHEM 111L   Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1)

ELEC 111       Electronic Fundamentals (4)

ENVR 112      Introduction to Sustainable Energy Technologies (3)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.