Energy Technology — Alternative Energy
Covers alternative automotive propulsion, green construction, energy system design, blueprint reading; wind, solar, and fuel cell technology, geothermal systems, refrigeration, and AC/DC electricity.
- Distinguish the full range of renewable energy technologies and their applications
- Describe how mechanical components of renewable energy technologies that are economically relevant work (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, batteries, geothermal, small hydropower, fuel cells, alternatively fueled vehicles, and biomass)
- Demonstrate basic principles of electrical repair and installation while employing appropriate safety measures
- Demonstrate the installation, maintenance, and repair of small wind generators, solar PV, solar thermal hot water systems, basic biomass combustion systems, and above-ground components of geothermal systems following manufacturer specifications
- Compare and contrast the environmental impact and economic role of both traditional and alternative energy supplies
- Perform building energy audits for residential and commercial buildings
- Perform energy efficient upgrades to building envelopes, HVAC equipment, and controls
- Describe and apply mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical, and energy codes, standards, local ordinances, and state, and federal regulations
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 15 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
Computer Literacy Outcome: Complete at least one course:
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Complete as many electives credits as necessary to meet the minimum number of credit hours to receive your associate degree.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Eastern Michigan University
- Siena Heights University
- Wayne State University
- Automotive - Fuels, Battery
- Developing jobs in wind, photovoltaic, construction, automotive, consulting, design, and financial development.
- Energy Auditing - Weatherization
- Fuel Cell Technology
- Geothermal - Planning, Development
- Photovoltaic - Installations, Sales, Design
- Wind Turbine - Manufacture, Assembly, Assessment