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REEC Courses

REEC 110: Green Building Technology
Prerequisite: TMAT 103 or permission of dean. Green Building Technology explores construction, maintaining, and managing buildings using sustainable techniques. Topics in this course will include concepts such as: energy efficiency, conservation, construction techniques, health issues associated with a building facility, and incorporating renewable energy into the facility. The OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certificate is embedded into the course work. Students must successfully pass the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety exam in order to receive a final grade. The fee for this exam is included as a lab fee for the course. 3 HRS

REEC 120: Sustainability and Renewable Energy
REEC 120 is a course in sustainable practices and renewable energy systems with an emphasis on global issues. This class is designed for a diverse group of students from Foreign Language, Earth Science and Technology to jointly explore a dynamic topic. The course may be taken in conjunction with a ten day immersion of culture, earth and environmental sciences as it applies to sustainable practices and renewable energy systems. Topics will include preserving natural resources, cultural awareness of energy needs and consumption patterns, and exploring a unique perspective on our own domestic energy usage. 3 HRS

REEC 140: Renewable Energy Concepts I
Prerequisite: REEC 110 with a grade of C or better, and ELTC 102 with a grade of C or better. Renewable Energy Concepts explores the technologies used in renewable energy systems. The course will cover making, distributing and installing renewable energy systems. Specific systems include, photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, solar heating and biomass. Lab activities will include proper set up and installing renewable energy systems, measure energy usage and controlling renewable energy systems. 3 HRS

REEC 210: Building Automation
Prerequisite: MAIN 222 with a grade of C or better or instructor approval. Building Automation explores basics of building envelopes. The course will cover controlling HVAC, lighting, electrical systems, and the surrounding environment. Building Automation will incorporate blue print reading, engineering drawings, apply maintenance techniques and incorporate construction concepts. 3 HRS

REEC 220: Solar Thermal Systems
Prerequisite: MAIN 101 or ELTC 102, and REEC 110. Solar Thermal Systems explores the technologies used in heating with solar energy. The course will cover making, distributing and installing solar thermal systems. Specific systems include flat-plate collection, evacuated tube design, concentrated collection and photovoltaic / solar thermal combined systems. Topics with incorporating hydronic systems to the build will be included. Lab activities will include proper set up and installing solar thermal systems, measure energy usage and controlling solar thermal systems. 3 HRS

REEC 223: Geothermal and Heat Pump Systems
Prerequisite: MAIN 104 and MAIN 221. Geothermal and Heat Pump Systems explores the technologies used in heating and cooling with geothermal and heat pump equipment. The course will cover installing, troubleshooting and maintaining geothermal equipment and heat pumps. Lab activities will include proper set up, calculating system size, filling thermal transfer fluid, and controlling heat pumps. 3 HRS

REEC 234: Smart Grid
Prerequisite: REEC 140 and MAIN 201 Smart Grid explores the technologies used in maintaining, distributing and controlling electrical energy. The course will cover installing, troubleshooting and maintaining smart grid equipment, on the consumer side and utility side of distribution. Lab activities will include proper set up and control of a consumer based smart grid system. 3 HRS

REEC 240: Renewable Energy Concepts II
Prerequisite: REEC 140 with a grade of C or better, and ELTC 103 with a grade of C or better. Renewable Energy Concepts II applies the technologies used in renewable energy systems. The course will cover distributing, installing, troubleshooting, evaluating and designing renewable energy systems. The student will perform intensive lab activities on photovoltaic, wind, solar and geothermal heating, and emerging technologies. 3 HRS