Energy Technology - Renewable Energy Advanced

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2011
Program Code
RENEWAD.CA
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632, steminfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Gregory Laskowsky: 313-317-1550, glaskowsky@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115D

Program Description

Description

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.
Career Opportunities
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Biomass
  • Wind and photovoltaic
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrogen fuel cell technology
  • Hydropower

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
35.00