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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Renewable Energy Technician (CRT.RENEW)

This program prepares students for entry level positions into the field of renewable energy technicians and technical maintenance. Emphasis is placed on "green" technologies including electricity, physics, chemistry, 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 troubleshoot renewable energy systems.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
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
EET-040
Applied D.C. Circuits

EET-040
Applied D.C. Circuits

Develops an understanding of the basic DC electricity concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. The course covers resistive circuits through series-parallel circuits. Laboratory work includes use of analog and digital meters and circuit construction.

Course Outline

2.5
EET-050
Applied A.C. Circuits

EET-050
Applied A.C. Circuits

Introduces the student to the sin wave and the relative parameters such as frequency, period, rms and ave values. Capacitance and inductance are introduced and their effect in sin wave circuits are studied. Lab work includes familiarization with the oscilloscope.


Course Outline

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2.5
TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
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

Semester Totals

18.0
Second Semester
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
IND-052
Electrical Installation Proc

IND-052
Electrical Installation Proc

Focuses on the methods and materials used in electrical installation, and the problems encountered in construction work. The National Electrical Code is used as a guide.


Course Outline

* +++
2.5
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
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Technical Elective

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Technical Elective

No Description Available
2.5
EET-068
Photovoltaic Systems

EET-068
Photovoltaic Systems

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems. Concepts of system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, system design and sizing are assessed. (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

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

33.0
Suggested Electives
BUS-089
Small Business Management

BUS-089
Small Business Management

Covers entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges facing small business managers including how to conceptualize a feasible business concept, develop a comprehensive business plan, obtain start-up capital, execute the firm's strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.

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-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
EET-075
HMI-Human Machine Interface

EET-075
HMI-Human Machine Interface

This course covers basic HMI operation and programming using Wonderware - InTouch software. Topics include: Designing HMI windows, interfacing to the PLC, basic animation, using and creating logic scripts, using DDE, setting alarms, charts and trending, and security.


Course Outline

2.0
IND-054
Trouble Shooting & Prev Maint

IND-054
Trouble Shooting & Prev Maint

Provides those skills and insights necessary to detect and solve problems which occur in industrial machinery. Includes procedures aimed at prevention rather than emergency action.


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
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5