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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Renewable Energy Management (CRT.REMG)

This program prepares students for entry level into the field of renewable energy sales, marketing, management, and administration. Emphasis is placed on "green" technologies including electricity, wind, photovoltaics, solar thermal, bioenergy, energy efficiency, and smart grid technology. There is a critical skill shortage of trained workers knowledgeable with issues relating specifically to renewable energy and who can act in support roles.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BUS-142
Introduction to Business

BUS-142
Introduction to Business

Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.

Course Outline

3.0
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

* OR
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students practical strategies for improving written and oral communication, including employment communication, in business settings.


Course Outline

*
3.0
ECO-231
Principles of Econ I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Econ I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

OR
BUS-247
Principles of Marketing

BUS-247
Principles of Marketing

Covers the selection of target markets; the controllable variables of the marketing mix including product, place, price and promotion; and the uncontrollable variables including legal environment, economic environment, resources and objectives, cultural environment and the existing business structure.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-057
Intro to Renewable Energy

TEC-057
Intro to Renewable Energy

This course provides students with an introduction to forms of renewable energy, how it is produced and utilized. Topics include photovoltaic, geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, and biomass energy production. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
Technical Elective


Technical Elective

No Description Available
**
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
TEC-053
Technical Project Management

TEC-053
Technical Project Management

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for Project Management. Students will evaluate comprehensive samples of various tools and techniques for industrial project, program, and portfolio management that achieve organizational success.

Course Outline

3.0
ECO-232
Prin Economics II (Micro)

ECO-232
Prin Economics II (Micro)

Focuses on free enterprise and the economic functions of government, advanced supply and demand analysis, pricing in competitive/non-competitive markets, and pricing in resource markets.


Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-251
Principles of Management

BUS-251
Principles of Management

Provides an overview of how managers utilize planning, organization, leadership, and control in order to ensure that a firm achieves its goals in the most efficient way possible.

Course Outline

OR
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-058
Alternative Energy

TEC-058
Alternative Energy

This course provides students with an introduction to forms of alternative energy. Topics include fuel cells, electric powered vehicles, liquefied natural gas, and other emerging green technologies. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
Technical Electives


Technical Electives

No Description Available
6.0

Semester Totals

18.0

Total Program Hours

33.0
Suggested Electives
EET-065
Home Technology Integration

EET-065
Home Technology Integration

This course is designed for students interested in the field of home technology integration. Focuses on background knowledge and hands-on skills to prepare for the CompTIA DHTI+ Exam. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
EET-070
Photovoltaic Technician

EET-070
Photovoltaic Technician

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for system design, systems implementation, electrical codes, and hardware installation. Maintaining and troubleshooting systems are performed. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

2.0
WND-040
Intro to Wind Technology

WND-040
Intro to Wind Technology

This course provides students with an understanding of basic wind technology concepts. Topics include turbine parts and operation, anemometry data collection and analysis, and evaluation of basic turbine technology. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
WND-041
Wind Technology Maintenance I

WND-041
Wind Technology Maintenance I

This course introduces students to wind turbine maintenance. Lectures focus on gearbox and electrical system maintenance while the labs focus on tools, climbing and safety. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

*
3.0
WND-042
Twr Rescue & Competent Climber

WND-042
Twr Rescue & Competent Climber

This course prepares the students to safely climb a variety of wind turbine towers and to safely and effectively perform self rescue and partner rescue techniques in emergency situations. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

*
.5
TEC-057
Intro to Renewable Energy

TEC-057
Intro to Renewable Energy

This course provides students with an introduction to forms of renewable energy, how it is produced and utilized. Topics include photovoltaic, geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, and biomass energy production. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-058
Alternative Energy

TEC-058
Alternative Energy

This course provides students with an introduction to forms of alternative energy. Topics include fuel cells, electric powered vehicles, liquefied natural gas, and other emerging green technologies. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-059
Weatherization Tech/Installer

TEC-059
Weatherization Tech/Installer

Successful completion of this course prepares participants to assess and improve homes according to current industry standards for residential building weatherization. It includes blower-door testing and recommended weather sealing techniques to achieve improved resident comfort and energy cost savings. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-061
Solar Energy

TEC-061
Solar Energy

Fundamentals of solar energy collection and utilization including residential solar hot water,solar heating, passive lighting, electricity,residential and industrial applications of photovoltaics and solar electric generation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-062
Solar Thermal Applications

TEC-062
Solar Thermal Applications

Applications of solar energy collection and utilization emphasizing solar hot water heating and space heating for domestic use. Fundamentals for residential sizing, installation, operation, and maintenance of open-loop and draindown water heating systems will be covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-063
Electric Power Distribution

TEC-063
Electric Power Distribution

Fundamentals of the electric power distribution and transmission system, infrastructure components, power flows, and system reliability.

Course Outline

*
3.0
TEC-064
Bioenergy

TEC-064
Bioenergy

Fundamentals of energy use and production from biogas, biofuels, and biomass including production methods, domestic and industrial uses, and sustainability of the market. (Repeatable 2 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-065
Energy Efficiency

TEC-065
Energy Efficiency

Fundamentals of energy transfer, distribution, conservation, and efficiency as it relates to residential, commercial, and industrial use. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-066
Resource Sustainability

TEC-066
Resource Sustainability

This course will examine sustainable energy generation and use, housing sustainability, water use, recycling, resource reduction, and cultural issues relating to lifestyles of health and sustainability. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-067
Smart Grid Introduction

TEC-067
Smart Grid Introduction

Fundamentals of the electrical smart grid including conventional and distributed electrical generation and transmission, renewable energy issues, electrical system operability, demand response, and smart metering. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-068
Sp Topics Renewable Energy

TEC-068
Sp Topics Renewable Energy

This course will examine fundamentals, principles,practices, and issues associated with special topics in renewable energy. It covers basic through advanced issues and topics associated with sustainability and the renewable energy field. Advanced coursework is adjusted to special interest groups. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

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TEC-069
Site Assessment/Renew Energy

TEC-069
Site Assessment/Renew Energy

This course determines the site-specific suitability of photovoltaic, solar thermal applications, and small wind energy installations. The course will focus on physical site features and how that affects the solar window and the quality of wind energy. (Repeatable 3 times)

Course Outline

2.0
CAD-063
Wind Energy Design

CAD-063
Wind Energy Design

This course is an in depth study of the mechanical design of wind turbine components. The student will learn to design, prototype, test and improve turbine blades and towers. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CAD-056
CAD I

CAD-056
CAD I

Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

2.0
EET-069
Residential Wiring I

EET-069
Residential Wiring I

This course provides students with an understanding of residential wiring. Topics include safety, planning, and installation of residential wiring systems according to the National Electrical Code®. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

*
3.0
EET-072
Industrial Control I

EET-072
Industrial Control I

This course provides the student with an understanding of industrial electrical and electronic power systems. Topics covered include three phase circuits, motors wiring, ladder logic, transformers, and electronical motor controllers.


Prerequisites: EET 050, EET 052 or instructor consent


Course Outline

*
2.0
EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I

EET-086
Prog Logic Controllers I

This course covers basic PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include: Basic ladder design, Input Output, Timers, Counters, Batch Processes, Shift registers, Word compare, and Math.


Course Outline

*
2.0
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides the mechanic with the basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. It will concentrate on fluid power components and their purpose.

Course Outline

3.0
IND-062
Rigging and Hoisting

IND-062
Rigging and Hoisting

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of hoisting and rigging equipment. Safety regulations will be discussed along with determination of safe working loads and proper care of equipment. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

1.0
MET-043
Motors and Generators

MET-043
Motors and Generators

This course focuses on the installation, maintenance and application of motors, equipment and controls.


Course Outline

*
2.5
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

Course Outline

2.5
IND-042
Pipefitting Procedures

IND-042
Pipefitting Procedures

Focuses on the basic principles of installation and maintenance of industrial piping systems. Mechanical joining methods are stressed.

Course Outline

1.0
WEL-056
Metal Cutting and Fabrication

WEL-056
Metal Cutting and Fabrication

This course is designed to provide an understanding of metal cutting and fabricating processes and weld joint design.(Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

*
2.0
 

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