Renewable Energy Technologies A.A.S.

The Renewable Energy Technologies A.A.S. program prepares students for entry-level positions constructing, installing and maintaining solar and wind electricity generating systems for both residential and light commercial applications. Course curricula include english, math, science, industrial technology and electrical technology. Other topics covered include photovoltaic systems, power generation and delivery, and wind energy. Upon receiving a degree, students will also have the option of transferring into one of several bachelor's degree programs in Renewable Energy Technologies in New York State.

The mission of the Renewable Energy Technologies A.A.S. degree program is to prepare students for employment in solar and small wind-based renewable energy related areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in renewable energy by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practices in electricity, electronics, and renewable power generation with an emphasis on equipment and system maintenance.

Graduates of the Renewable Energy Technologies A.A.S. program will be able to:

  • Describe the role of renewable energy as alternative energy source.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical and electro-mechanical systems of Renewable Energy Technologies.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair photovoltaic renewable energy systems.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair wind power systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical power delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with multiple types of electrical test equipment.
  • Solve mathematical problems typically encountered in the Renewable Energy industry.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
 
English (3 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
 
Math (8 Credits)
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I
MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II
 
Science (8 Credits)
ENV 101 Environmental Science
PHY 111 General Physics I

 

Computer Science (3 Credits) 
CSC 230 Introduction to Networking

 

Electrical/Electronics Technology (21 Credits) 
ETE 101 Electrical Circuits I
ETE 102 Electrical Circuits II
ETE 104 Electronics I
ETE 106 Photovoltaic Systems Theory & Design
ETE 107 Photovoltaic Systems Install & Maintenance
ETE 202 Industrial Electricity
 
Mechanical Technology (6 Credits)
MEC 102 Blueprint Reading & Technical Schematics
MEC 209 Industrial Health & Safety
MEC 217 Instrumentation
 
Wind Energy & Turbine Technology (7 Credits)
WTT 101 Intro. to Wind Energy & Turbine Technology
WTT 103 Safety at Height and Rescue
WTT 201 Power Generation & Delivery
 
Free Electives (4 Credits) 
--------> Any General Education Course

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Renewable Energy Technologies A.A.S. degree are prepared for immediate work in the field of renewable energy, including installation and maintenance.

Some popular career options are:

  • Solar Systems Installer
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Assembler

 

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DEPARTMENT:
Technology

LOCATION:
IAM Bldg.
Room 209A
Phone: 518-562-4303


STAFF:
Scott Buffett
Department Chair

 

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