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Renewable/Sustainable Energy -- Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician AAS
Renewable/Sustainable Energy -- Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician Certificate

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
+Elective MATH Elective 3
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering OR 1
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications/Engineering Technology/Technician (1)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
15

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 Public Speaking (3)
15

SEMESTER IV

ELMT 1402 Solar Photovoltaic Systems 4
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
+++Electives Humanities/Fine Arts 3
++++Elective Technical Elective 4
15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

++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:

CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology 4
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers I 4
CETT 1407 Fundamentals of Electronics 4
#CETT 2480 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology Technician 4
#CETT 2481 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology Technician 4
MFGT 1404 Automatic Manufacturing 4
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II 4
EECT 1491 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4

#Only one cooperative education course can be taken in any one semester.

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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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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ELMT 2471 Alternative Energy Systems 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
12

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
ELMT 1411 Solar Fundamentals 4
12

SEMESTER III

CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
ELMT 1402 Solar Photovoltaic Systems 4
8
MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED: 32

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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