Covers alternative automotive propulsion, green construction, energy system design, blueprint reading; wind, solar, and fuel cell technology, geothermal systems, refrigeration, and AC/DC electricity.
- 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.
- Automotive - Fuels, Battery
- Developing jobs in wind, photovoltaic, construction, automotive, consulting, design, and financial development.
- Energy Auditing - Weatherization
- Fuel Cell Technology
- Geothermal - Planning, Development
- Photovoltaic - Installations, Sales, Design
- Wind Turbine - Manufacture, Assembly, Assessment
See General Education Requirements for details.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing||3.00|
|ENG-135: Business and Technical Writing and Research||3.00|
|CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology||3.00|
Alternative Energy Support: Complete one area of study: Automotive, Architecture