Certificate of Achievement
Introduces individuals to job opportunities in the areas of non-traditional energy efficient power generation, heating and cooling, alternative automotive propulsion, green construction, and energy savings through better usage and design.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Distinguish the full range of renewable energy technologies and their applications.
- Describe how mechanical components of renewable energy technologies that are economically relevant work (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, batteries, geothermal, small hydropower, fuel cells, alternatively fueled vehicles, and biomass).
- Demonstrate basic principles of electrical repair and installation while employing appropriate safety measures.
- Demonstrate the installation, maintenance, and repair of small wind generators, solar PV, solar thermal hot water systems, basic biomass. combustion systems, and above-ground components of geothermal systems following manufacturer specifications.
- Compare and contrast the environmental impact and economic role of both traditional and alternative energy supplies.
- Perform building energy audits for residential and commercial buildings.
- Perform energy efficient upgrades to building envelopes, HVAC equipment, and controls.
- Describe and apply mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical, and energy codes, standards, local ordinances, and state and federal regulations.
- Wind and photovoltaic
- Hydrogen fuel cell technology
Required Core Courses
Credit Hours: 19
Required Support Courses
Credit Hours: 16
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.