Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 101
Introduction to Renewable Energy (5)
Survey course on Renewable Energy Systems. This course fulfills the need for a basic understanding of electricity, conservation, and entropy. It includes measuring energy, OHM's Law, and renewable fuel. Student option grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 102
Calculations for Energy Technologies (3)
Applied mathematics and physics concepts used in building energy technologies. Prerequisite: Completion of BUS 102 OR MATH 070 OR Compass score of 25 or more in Algebra OR Instructor Permission. Student Option Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 105
Electricity & Jobsite Safety (3)
This is a foundation course for Energy System Designers. It includes Jobsite Safety, Electrical Awareness, and Basics of Electricity. Aftercompletion of the 10 hour OSHA curriculum, students will receive the OSHA Construction Insudtry card. Grading: Optional Pass/NC.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 110
Intro Energy/Sustainability in Built Environment (5)
Overview of energy issues from multiple perspectives, including resource & species depletion, climate impacts and public energy policy decisions, processes, & strategies. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 115
Introduction to Renewable Resources (5)
Introduction to design and application of renewable technology including solar, wind, hydro and biomass. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 116
Solar Site Survey (3)
Introduction to resource evaluation for renewable projects. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 120
Solar Electric Design & Applications (5)
Explore the use of sunlight to produce electricity. Practical & economical design of photovoltaic power systems, site analysis, system sizing, equip. specs & component selection, code requirements, economics of PV systems, and energy efficiency and conservation impacts on system design will be covered. Student option grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 121
Energy Audit 1: Residential (4)
Energy audits for residential and small commercial buildings. Mandatory P/NC Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 122
Energy Audit 2: Commercial (4)
Energy audits for large commercial buildings. Prerequisite: NRG121 Mandatory P/NC Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 123
PV Performance Analysis (3)
Deals with system performance & commissioning including pre-inspection checkout, startup, troubleshooting, verification, and monitoring. Focus is on a safe and properly installed system with overview of advancd metering tools. Prerequisite: NRG 120. Student option grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 130
Solar Thermal Space/Hot Water Design & Install (5)
Learn theory, setting, design, procurement & techniques required to install & maintain a solar hot water system. Examine passive/active, unglazed/glazed, & evacuated tube technologies, optimal designs, alternative space heating, building codes, utility conservation programs, and site & federal incentives. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 160
LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation (4)
Prepare students to pass the LEED GA examination. Mandatory P/NC Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 162
Large Building Assessment: Building Technology (4)
Survey of large building assemblies, systems and energy efficiency technologies that affect building energy performance. Prerequisite: Completion of NRG 102 and NRG 180 or Instructor Permission. Mandatory Decimal Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 163
Large Building Energy: Methods & Measurements (4)
Methods and measurements used for large building energy audits and assessments. Prerequisite: Completion of NRG 162 or Instructor Permission. Mandatory Decimal Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 180
Blueprint/Specs for Energy Technologies (3)
use and interpret technical drawings and specifications depicting building energy technologies. Mandatory Decimal Grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 200
Zero Energy Building Design (5)
Covers principles behind design & building residential/commercial lowrise structures that approach or exceed net zero energy use over lifecycle. Examines historical/contemp. methods for optimal year-round comfort, reduced energy consumption, air quality improvement & environmental impacts. Prerequisite: NRG 101. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 201
Zero Energy Design Practicum (3)
Students will gain hands-on, practical knowledge of the methods and materials explored in NRG design. Prerequisite: NRG 120, nrg 130, and NRG 200 or instructor permission. Student option grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 202
Career Seminar for Clean Technology (3)
Prepare students for internships and jobs in the Clean Technology industry. Will include networking strategies, cover letters, resume, interviewing skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 2 NRG classes. Mandatory P/NC grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 210
Water Conservation & Technology (5)
Introduction to water and conservation use in domestic and small business applications. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 215
Wind/Micro Hydro/Biomass (5)
Build a Micro Hydro System/Applied Project. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 220
Advanced PV Design (5)
Focus in on PV systems compliance with NEC codes & regulations. Emphasis on component selection, string sizing, inverter/module matching, conductor sizing, overload protection, grounding, mounting systems, battery backup. Accurate 3D drawings. Prerequisite: NRG 101 and NRG 120 or permission by instructor. Student option grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 225
Introduction to SketchUp (5)
Introduction to the use of the software for improving and evaluating the design of solar energy projects. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 226
Advanced Sketch-Up (3)
This class uses advanced Sketch-Up to further develop technical skills and design principles. Prerequisite: NRG 225. Student option grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 250
Environmental/Energy Law (5)
Introduction to the legal and policy implications of energy projects, contracts and documentation. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 290
Renewable Energy/Solar Internship (5)
This course provides students with work experience in the Renewable Energy industry. Mandatory decimal grading.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 292
Special Topics in Zero Energy Technology (2)
Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Zero Energy Technology.
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Zero Energy Technology (1)
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Zero Energy Technology (2)
CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Zero Energy Technology (3)