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Degree Plans - Renewable/Sustainable Energy - Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician AAS (Archived)

RENEWABLE/SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNICIAN

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

EFC-New September 1, 2010.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.RENEW.ENERGY

This program is intended to educate a person in the field of solar /wind technology so that they can install a solar or wind system with minimum assistance. The emphasis is hands-on training. The curriculum is designed so that a graduate will be able to work in solar/wind related fields as well as installation technician, fields such as trouble shooting, sales, design, and management.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ELMT 2471 Alternative Energy Systems 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
17-21

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
CETT 1491 Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 4
16

SEMESTER III

HART 1411 Solar Fundamentals 4
WIND 2410 Wind Turbine Materials Electro-Mechanical Equipment 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15

SEMESTER IV

HART 1393 Special Topics in Solar Technology/Technician 3
WIND 2359 Wind Power Delivery System 3
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
++++Electives Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++++Elective Technical Elective 3-4
16-17
Minimum Hours Required 64-69

+Electives--must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)

++Natural Science Elective--must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective--must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective--must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++++Technical Electives--must be selected from the following list (a minimum of three-credit hours required):

CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
CETT 2449 Research and Project Design 4
CETT 1204 High-Reliability Soldering 2
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering 1
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1
EECT 1291 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2
EECT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 1491 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4
EECT 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2380 Cooperative Educative - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2381 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2388 Intership - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
ELMT 1391 Special Topics in Electromechanical Technology/Technician 3
ELMT 1402 Solar Photovoltaic Systems 4
MFGT 1404 Automatic Manufacturing 4
MFGT 1458 Automated Manufacturing I 4
MFGT 1459 Industrial Automation II 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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