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Renewable Energy (AAS.RNRG)

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.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, simple equations, word problems, algebra, right triangles, charts and graphs.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
MAT-130
College Algebra

MAT-130
College Algebra

Review of the real number system, radicals, equations, and exponents, relations and functions, logarithms, complex numbers, polynomials, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

APT-050
Electrical Principles/Practice

This course is designed for students interested in the properties of electricity. Course focuses on theory and skills to prepare technicians for installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical circuits.

Course Outline

4.0
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
TEC-057
Introduction to Renewable Energy

TEC-057
Introduction to Renewable Energy

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

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
WND-040
Introduction to Wind Technology

WND-040
Introduction 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

15.0
Second Semester
GEN
APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra, geometry and trigonometry including factoring, solving linear systems, volumes, areas and right triangles.

Course Outline

2.0
GEN
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
ENG-098
Communications I

ENG-098
Communications I

Students will learn the principles of communications by listening, speaking, and writing. Emphasis is placed on communication skills related to the demands of the student's career area.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
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

3.0
CORE
TEC-058
Alternative Energy

TEC-058
Alternative Energy

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

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

Familiarizes the student with the concepts of logarithms, analytical geometry, vectors, and statistics.

Course Outline

2.0
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-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
CORE
PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

Phenomena-oriented course, emphasizing a general understanding of the rules of physics and its connections with culture and society.

Course Outline

4.0
CORE
EET-072
Relays and Control Circuits

EET-072
Relays and Control Circuits

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
CORE
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
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
TEC-064
Bioenergy

TEC-064
Bioenergy

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

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
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
GEN
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics 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

3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Suggested Electives
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
CIS-081
Networking Essentials

CIS-081
Networking Essentials

An introduction to networking technology for Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the Internet. Designed for those seeking a career in network administration and support or those seeking professional certification. Leads toward Network+ Certification. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-098
Advanced Desktop Skills

CIS-098
Advanced Desktop Skills

InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are used to create advanced graphic designs. Emphasis is placed on creating your own styles, graphics, and layouts. Pre-press and printing techniques are also covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course teaches web page design principles, including proper use of HTML5 and CSS3 and introductory JavaScript.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0
EET-060
Computer Hardware

EET-060
Computer Hardware

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer hardware and give students hands on experience in assembling, upgrading and troubleshooting basic computer systems and hardware.

Course Outline

3.0
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
EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

This course covers advanced topics of the Micrologix 1000 PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include Analog I/O, Math and Data handling instruction, program flow, message instructions, and communication protocols.


Course Outline

2.0
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides technician with basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. This includes: fluid properties and laws, safety concerns, conductor types and sizing, pump operation and horsepower requirements, directional, pressure and flow control valves, fluid symbols. Trainers provide hands-on experience for students.

Course Outline

3.0
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-059
Energy Management

TEC-059
Energy Management

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

2.0
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-068
Special Topics Renewable Energy

TEC-068
Special 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

.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
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
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
 
×
Suggested Electives
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
CIS-081
Networking Essentials

CIS-081
Networking Essentials

An introduction to networking technology for Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the Internet. Designed for those seeking a career in network administration and support or those seeking professional certification. Leads toward Network+ Certification. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-098
Advanced Desktop Skills

CIS-098
Advanced Desktop Skills

InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are used to create advanced graphic designs. Emphasis is placed on creating your own styles, graphics, and layouts. Pre-press and printing techniques are also covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course teaches web page design principles, including proper use of HTML5 and CSS3 and introductory JavaScript.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0
EET-060
Computer Hardware

EET-060
Computer Hardware

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer hardware and give students hands on experience in assembling, upgrading and troubleshooting basic computer systems and hardware.

Course Outline

3.0
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
EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

This course covers advanced topics of the Micrologix 1000 PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include Analog I/O, Math and Data handling instruction, program flow, message instructions, and communication protocols.


Course Outline

2.0
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides technician with basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. This includes: fluid properties and laws, safety concerns, conductor types and sizing, pump operation and horsepower requirements, directional, pressure and flow control valves, fluid symbols. Trainers provide hands-on experience for students.

Course Outline

3.0
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-059
Energy Management

TEC-059
Energy Management

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

2.0
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-068
Special Topics Renewable Energy

TEC-068
Special 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

.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
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
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
×
Suggested Electives
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
CIS-081
Networking Essentials

CIS-081
Networking Essentials

An introduction to networking technology for Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the Internet. Designed for those seeking a career in network administration and support or those seeking professional certification. Leads toward Network+ Certification. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-098
Advanced Desktop Skills

CIS-098
Advanced Desktop Skills

InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are used to create advanced graphic designs. Emphasis is placed on creating your own styles, graphics, and layouts. Pre-press and printing techniques are also covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course teaches web page design principles, including proper use of HTML5 and CSS3 and introductory JavaScript.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0
EET-060
Computer Hardware

EET-060
Computer Hardware

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer hardware and give students hands on experience in assembling, upgrading and troubleshooting basic computer systems and hardware.

Course Outline

3.0
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
EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

EET-087
Prog Logic Controllers II

This course covers advanced topics of the Micrologix 1000 PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include Analog I/O, Math and Data handling instruction, program flow, message instructions, and communication protocols.


Course Outline

2.0
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides technician with basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. This includes: fluid properties and laws, safety concerns, conductor types and sizing, pump operation and horsepower requirements, directional, pressure and flow control valves, fluid symbols. Trainers provide hands-on experience for students.

Course Outline

3.0
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-059
Energy Management

TEC-059
Energy Management

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

2.0
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-068
Special Topics Renewable Energy

TEC-068
Special 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

.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
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
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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