Certificate of Achievement
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645, email@example.com, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
James Elmer: 313-317-4129, firstname.lastname@example.org, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162
Provides students with knowledge and current concepts in renewable energy, and applies to students interested in an alternative to the current reliance on fossil fuels.
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.
Required Core Courses
Credit Hours: 10
Minimum Total Credit Hours