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Renewable Energy (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

64-65 credit hours.

By enrolling in the Renewable Energy program, you develop broad technical knowledge and skills; you learn about electronics, electrical systems, mechanical systems, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. As you progress through your classes, you choose to focus on Solar Systems, Wind Systems, or Green Systems. When you complete this program, you can seek employment in an area where there is rapid growth in employment opportunities as a technician in renewable energy, energy assessment and management, environmental controls, and automation and controls.

General Education Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communications 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
MATH 109 or
TMAT 103
College Algebra for Math & Science or
Technical Math I
4 or
4
MATH 128 or
TMAT 105
Trigonometry or
Technical Math II
3 or
4
EASC 151 Introduction to Weather 4
  TOTAL 17-18

Technical Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Information Science 4
ELTC 102 DC Electronics 3
ELTC 103 AC Electronics 3
ELTC 206 Digital Electronics and Microprocessors 3
ELTC 207 Solid State Electronics Troubleshooting & Measurements 3
MAIN 101 Industrial Electricity and Systems 3
MAIN 201 Electrical Wiring and Maintenance 3
NETW 160 Introduction to Networking 3
TECH 114 Introduction to Technical Graphics 3
  TOTAL 29

Solar Systems Option:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
REEC 110 Green Building Technology 3
REEC 120 Sustainability and Renewable Energy 3
REEC 140 Renewable Energy Concepts I 3
REEC 220 Solar Thermal Systems 3
REEC 240 Renewable Energy Concepts II 3
  Technical Elective [1] 3
  TOTAL 18

Wind Systems Option

Course Course Name Credit Hours
MAIN 102 Mechanical Systems 3
MAIN 202 Fluid Power Systems 3
MAIN 222 Industrial Controllers 3
REEC 140 Renewable Energy Concepts I 3
REEC 240 Renewable Energy Concepts II 3
  Technical Elective [1] 3
  TOTAL 18

Green Systems Option:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
MAIN 220 Mechatronics 3
MAIN 222 Industrial Controllers 3
REEC 110 Green Building Technology 3
REEC 120 Sustainability and Renewable Energy 3
REEC 140 Renewable Energy Concepts I 3
  Technical Elective [1] 3
  TOTAL 18

 

[1] Technical electives may be taken as approved by advisor or STEM & Business Division; consider choosing these electives in order to earn additional Skills Certificates.

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