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REEC 110: Green Building Technology

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of TMAT 103, MATH 106, or MATH 109 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 120: Sustainability and Renewable Energy

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 140: Renewable Energy Concepts I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement into college level English and reading
AND
-ELTC 103 with a grade of C or better OR
-MAIN 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-TMAT 103 or MATH 109 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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 210: Building Automation

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement into college level English and Reading
AND
-ELTC 102 with a grade of C or better OR
-MAIN 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-TMAT 103 or MATH 109 with a grade of C or better

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 220: Solar Thermal Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of TMAT 103, MATH 106, or MATH 109 with a C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 223: Geothermal and Heat Pump Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MATH 091 OR
-Placement at MATH 092 or higher
AND
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 094
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 234: Smart Grid

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement into college level English and reading
AND
-ELTC 102 OR MAIN 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-TMAT 103 or MATH 109 with a grade of C or better

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

REEC 240: Renewable Energy Concepts II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of TMAT 103 or MATH 109 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion of ELTC 103 or MAIN 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.