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.
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|
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)
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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