Renewable Energy Technology (pending ICCB approval)

Curriculum BIS.REN.AAS (C260A)

The Renewable Energy Technology Associate in Applied Science degree emphasizes basic techniques and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the alternative energy industry. Students acquire proficiency in electricity and magnetism, controls, PhotoVoltaics (PV), wind, energy efficiency, effective communications and employment skills.

Program graduates may seek entry-level employment in companies, such as solar installation, wind, energy auditing and weatherization and may be employed as solar technicians, wind technicians, and energy auditors. Some may be entrepreneurial and may choose to start their own renewable energy companies. The Renewable Energy Technology curriculum is designed to meet the increasing demands for skilled renewable energy technicians in solar, wind, and energy efficiency. Course work emphasizes safety, electricity and magnetism, and controls, in addition to renewable energy technologies.

Last Update Effective: 8/20/17

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One (Fall)

Credit Hours

 

ARC 102

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training

1

 

ENT 104

Electricity I

3

 

REN 100

Introduction to Renewable Energy

3

#

REN 110

ARC Flash Prevention

1

#

REN 120

Photovoltaic Design Fundamentals

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

14

Semester Two (Spring)

 

ENT 115

Fluid Power

3

#

ENT 202

Electricity II

4

 

ENT 204

Programmable Logic Controllers I

3

#

MAT 114

Plane Trigonometry

3

#

REN 130

National Electrical Code and Photovoltaic Grid-Tie Installations

4

 

 

 

17

Semester Three

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5

#

REN 200

Photovoltaic System Integrator

3

#

REN 210

Advanced Photovoltaic On/Off Grid Installations

3

#

REN 220

Wind Power Generation Design Fundamentals

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or

 

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Four (Fall)

 

ECO 100

Principles of Economics

3

#

ENT 206

Programmable Logic Controllers II

4

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

#

REN 230

Wind Turbine Maintenance

3

#

REN 240

Energy Auditing and Building Weatherization Fundamentals

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64

See REN course descriptions.

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