Alternative Energy Technology

Alternative Energy Technology Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Start: Fall only
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The Alternative Energy Technology program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

Semester 1
CON102 Introduction to Residential Construction 2
CON302 Building Science I 1
ELT139 Electrical Systems 3
ELT149 Advanced Electrical Systems 2
ENV170 Photo-Voltaics and Hybrid Electrical Systems 2
IND111 Industrial Safety Mechanical Systems 1
IND181 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems 2
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3
MAT122 College Algebra -OR- 5
MAT128 Precalculus -OR- 4
MAT778 Applied Geometry/ Trigonometry 3

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Total Credits 16
Semester 2
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3
ENG105 Composition I 3
EGT140 Fluid Power 2
EGT420 PLTW - Digital Electronics 3
ELE194 Power Generators and Transformers 2
ELT215 Motors and Controls 2
ELT234 PLC Programming 2
ENV185 Photovoltaic Solar Systems 2

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Total Credits 16
Semester 3
EGT144 Fluid Power Applications 2
ELT156 Industrial Electronics 5
ELT240 PLCs II 2
ELT802 Electronics Design Project I 1
HCR126 Solar Thermal Installation 2
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3
WTT103 Wind Turbine Fundamentals 2

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Total Credits 17
Semester 4
EGT152 Advanced Fluid Power and Servo Systems 2
ELT701 Embedded Processors 3
ELT736 Instrumentation and Control 2
ELT803 Electronics Design Project II 1
ENV155 Residential Energy Auditing 4
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
WTT144 Wind Turbine System Controls 3

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Total Credits 18


Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 103
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Program Advisor

Michael Barnes
Butler Hall 111
319-296-2329 ext.1322
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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