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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.

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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

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

Total Program Hours

30.0
 
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