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Renewable/Sustainable Energy -- Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician AAS
Renewable/Sustainable Energy -- Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician Certificate (Solar and Wind Turbine Technician Options)

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RENEWABLE/SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNICIAN

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • 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.ENER.14

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

ELMT 1411 Solar Fundamentals 4
WIND 2410 Wind Turbine Materials and 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 AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options 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
ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
MFGT 2459 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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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

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RENEWABLE/SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.RENEWSOLAR/WD.14

This certificate is intended to make a person employable as an Entry-Level Solar Installer or Entry-Level Residential Wind Turbine Installer with a minimum amount of time spent in training. The emphasis is on-hands on training with theory also presented. The courses contained in either certificate can be applied toward the AAS degree in renewable energy. These courses are designed to allow graduates to sit for entry-level national installer certifications.

Solar or Wind Turbine Technician Options

CREDIT HOURS

PROGRAM CORE CURRICULUM

SEMESTER I

ELMT 2471 Alternative Energy Systems 4
CETT 1491 Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
20

NOTE: After completing Semester I, the student will select the Solar Certificate Option or the Wind Turbine Technician Certificate Option and complete all courses in the appropriate section of Semester II.

SEMESTER II

CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
ELMT 1411 Solar Fundamentals 4
HART 1393 Special Topics in Solar Technology/Technician 3
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
15
SOLAR CERTIFICATE OPTION MINIMUM HOUR REQUIRED: 35

SEMESTER II

CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
WIND 2410 Wind Turbine Materials Electro-Mechanical Equipment 4
WIND 2359 Wind Power Delivery System 3
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
15
WIND TURBINE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE OPTION MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED: 35

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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