Associate of Applied Science
Program Coordinator: Joe Mitchell, ISC 142A, Ext. 2557
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Energy Technology is designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation as technicians in the energy industry with emphasis on installation, power distribution, and controls for energy production systems. The program includes training on solar, wind and geothermal power generation systems as well as the use of fuel cells.
Solar Power Technician
Wind Energy Technician
Power Systems Field Service
Admission Requirements: See appropriate section of college catalog. A student eligible for admission to the college can normally be considered for admission to this program.
Program Requirements: The Energy Technology Degree is a two-year program with two-fifths of the program content in electrical courses, two-fifths of the program content in energy courses and the remaining one-fifth consists of math, social sciences, English, humanities, and physical education. The graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Energy Technology upon satisfactory completion of the two-year program. Course content will include the theoretical concepts and practical applications as they pertain to industry needs.
First Semester (Fall)
Orientation to College Success
Conventional & Alternate Energy Applications
ENG 111 or
College Composition I or
Second Semester (Spring)
ELE 135 or
National Electrical Code – Residential or
National Electrical Code - Industrial
Solar Power – Photovoltaic and Thermal
Applied Technical Mathematics I
Third Semester (Fall)
2*Social Science Elective
Industrial Solid State Devices and Circuits
Solar Power Installations
Wind Power Generation
Fourth Semester (Spring)
PED or SDV 106
3*Physical Education or
Preparation for Employment
Electrical Control Systems
Fuel Cell Fundamentals
Studies in Energy Technology
Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree ……………….67
The above semester-by semester sequencing of courses may be modified when necessary. Please refer to the Program Choices section of this Catalog for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing programs of study. Courses may be substituted or adjustments made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.
1.Students must take 3 credits of humanities. Recommended humanities courses include ART 201, 202: MUS 121, 122; REL 200, 210, 230; SPD 130, 151, 152; PHI 101; foreign language or literature.
2.Students must take 3 credits of social science. Recommended social science courses include ECO 201-202; GEO 210, Geo 220; HIS 101-102, HIS 111-112, HIS 121-122; PLS 135; PLS 211-212; PSY 200; SOC 200.
3.Students may substitute any HLT course for physical education requirements.
Cooperative Education - Students are encouraged to take ENE 297 during the summer semester, or in the second year after satisfactory completion of the first year with faculty advisor and faculty Co-Op advisor approvals.