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REEC 110: Green Building Technology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of TMAT 103 OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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

REEC 120: Sustainability and Renewable Energy

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

REEC 140: Renewable Energy Concepts I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of REEC 110 and ELTC 102 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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

REEC 210: Building Automation

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MAIN 222 with a grade of C or better OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

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

REEC 220: Solar Thermal Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MAIN 101 or ELTC 102
AND
-Completion of REEC 110
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

This course 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

REEC 223: Geothermal and Heat Pump Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MAIN 104 and MAIN 221
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

This course 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

REEC 234: Smart Grid

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of REEC 140 and MAIN 201
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

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

REEC 240: Renewable Energy Concepts II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ELTC 103 and REEC 140 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college 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