2014 - 2015 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Renewable/Sustainable Energy
Degree Plan: Renewable/Sustainable Energy Technician AAS



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(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 OR 3-4 3
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 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
17-21 15

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
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
16 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 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15

SEMESTER IV

HART 1393 Special Topics in Solar Technology/Technician 3
WIND 2359 Wind Power Delivery System 3
ELMT 1402 Solar Photovoltaic Systems 4
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
+++Electives Humanities/Fine Arts 3
++++Elective Technical Elective 3-4 4
16-17 15
Minimum Hours Required 64-69 60

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Contemporary Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics Elementary Statistical Methods 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
ELPT 2419 Programmable Logic Controllers I 4
CETT 1204 High-Reliability Soldering 2
CETT 1407 Fundamentals of Electronics 4
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering 1
#CETT 2480 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology Technician 4
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
#CETT 2481 Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology Technician 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
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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