2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Renewable/Sustainable Energy
Degree Plan: Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician Certificate (Solar and Wind Turbine Technician Options)



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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(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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