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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester