Center for Sustainability and Alternative Energy

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Alternative Energy Technologies (AAS.ALT)

This program is designed to prepare students to move directly into the solar energy or building energy auditing workforce with a broad, hands-on education approach.

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Example Course Sequence

Term I   Credits
  ENG 101 College Composition I 3
  MTH 113 College Mathematics (or higher) 3
  PHY 107 Fundamentals of Physics 3
  SST 100 Principles of Sustainability 3
  ALT 113 Alternative Energy Sources 3
 
Term II   Credits
  SPE 102 Public Speaking 3
    Arts and Humanities 3
    Natural Science 4
  ALT 110 Energy Auditing Res 3
  ALT 111 HVAC Res Building Lab 1
 
Term III   Credits
    Social Science 3
  ALT 115 Social Photovoltaic Systems I 3
  ALT 116 Solar PV Systems I Lab 1
  ALT 141 Energy Investment Analysis 3
  TEC 120 Safety Management 3
    Elective * 3
 
Term IV   Credits
    General Education (SOC 160 recommended) 3
  ALT 215 Solar Photovoltaic Systems II 3
  ALT 216 Solar PV Systems II Lab 1
  ALT 222 Energy Storage and Microgrids 3
  TEC 212 Project Management 3
    Elective * 3
 
Recommended Electives (choose 6 credits)* Credits
  TEC 211 Entrepreneurship 3
  TEC 101 Career Readiness I 1
  TEC 201 Career Readiness II 1
  TEC 202 Career Readiness III 1
  EGR 110 Design and Computer Graphics I 3
  CON 101 Building Materials and Construction Methods 3
  CON 220 Understanding Construction Drawings 3
 
    Total Credits 61