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Heartland Community College

Energy Systems Technology

22 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Energy Systems Technology Skills Certificate prepares you for an entry-level position such as a technician, integrator, installer or energy auditor in a wide range of renewable energy fields.  The certificate includes a wide variety of technologies to choose from such as building automation, wind energy, photovoltaic energy, energy storage and EV chargers.  Focus will be on basic skills in electrical systems, mechanical integration, installation and integration.  With these skills, you can install, troubleshoot, and repair various renewable energy systems. Should you decide to pursue further education in this area, you can apply all of these courses toward the Industrial Technology Certificate or the Industrial Technology AAS degree.

Certificate Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
MAIN 101 Industrial and Building Electricity 3
REEC 120 Sustainability and Renewable Energy 3
REEC 234 Battery Technologies 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172

OR

TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

OR

30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

1-2

Emphasis Option

Choose at least one emphasis option to complete requirements

12
Total Credit Hours 22

Renewable Energy Technology Option - 12 hours

Class Title Credit Hours
CTEC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
REEC 140 Photovoltaic Systems 3
REEC 240 Wind Turbine Technology 3

REEC 256

Energy Storage and EV Chargers

3

Solar Energy Technology Option - 12 hours

Class Title Credit Hours
CTEC 101 Introduction to Computers 3
REEC 140 Photovoltaic Systems 3

REEC 256

Energy Storage and EV Chargers

3

Elective

Any MAIN or REEC course (MAIN 201 suggested)

3

Wind Energy Technology Option - 12 hours

Class Title Credit Hours
MAIN 102 Mechanical Systems 3
MAIN 202 Fluid Power and Mechanical Systems 3

MAIN 222

Programmable Controllers

3

REEC 240

Wind Turbine Technology

3

Building Automation Technology Option - 12 hours

Class Title Credit Hours
MAIN 104 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3
MAIN 221 Heating Systems 3

REEC 210

Building Automation

3

Elective

Any MAIN, NETW or REEC course

3

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895
Email: Adam.Campbell@heartland.edu

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