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Technical Program - Renewable Energy (AAS) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL


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Technical Program

Renewable Energy (AAS) (AAS.RNRG)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

This program prepares students for entry level positions into the field of renewable energy technicians and technical maintenance.  Emphasis is placed on “green” technologies including electricity, physics, chemistry, wind, photovoltaics, solar thermal, bioenergy, energy efficiency, and smart grid technology.  There is a critical skill shortage of trained workers knowledgeable with issues relating specifically to renewable energy and who can troubleshoot renewable energy systems.  

 


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Joe Tillman
217-234-5313
tvandyke@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 This degree was pending approval by ICCB as this went to press.
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
EET 040
Develops an understanding of the basic DC electricity concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. The course covers resistive circuits through series-parallel circuits. Laboratory work includes use of analog and digital meters and circuit construction.

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Basic Electronics
2.5
EET 050
Introduces the student to the sin wave and the relative parameters such as frequency, period, rms and ave values. Capacitance and inductance are introduced and their effect in sin wave circuits are studied. Lab work includes familiarization with the oscilloscope.


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Electric Circuits I *
2.5
HED 178
The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

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Responding to Emergencies
2
TEC 050
Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

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Technical Math I
2
TEC 052
Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

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Technical Math II *
2
TEC 057
This course provides students with an introduction to forms of renewable energy, how it is produced and utilized. Topics include photovoltaic, geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, and biomass energy production. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Introduction to Renewable Energy
3
WND 040
This course provides students with an understanding of basic wind technology concepts. Topics include turbine parts and operation, anemometry data collection and analysis, and evaluation of basic turbine technology. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Introduction to Wind Technology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 
Second Semester
PHY 110
Phenomena-oriented course, emphasizing everyday life applications for the general student. Elementary mechanics, electricity, heat and modern physics are studied. This course counts towards the general education science requirement.

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Concepts of Physics
4
TEC 054
Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

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Technical Math III *
2
TEC 056
Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of analytical geometry and statistics.

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Technical Math IV *
2
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
TEC 066
This course will examine sustainable energy generation and use, housing sustainability, water use, recycling, resource reduction, and cultural issues relating to lifestyles of health and sustainability. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Resource Sustainability
3
TEC 058
This course provides students with an introduction to forms of alternative energy. Topics include fuel cells, electric powered vehicles, liquefied natural gas, and other emerging green technologies. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Alternative Energy
3
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 

Second Year
First Semester
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communications
3
CHM 111
An introduction to the concepts of chemistry where information is presented to students with little background or no prior interest in chemistry and those students who are not interested in abstract or mathematical theories.

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Concepts of Chemistry
4
TEC 061
Fundamentals of solar energy collection and utilization including residential solar hot water, solar heating, passive lighting, electricity, residential and industrial applications of photovoltaics and solar electric generation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Solar Energy
3
TEC 064
Fundamentals of energy use and production from biogas, biofuels, and biomass including production methods, domestic and industrial uses, and sustainability of the market. (Repeatable 2 Times)

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Bioenergy
3
TEC 067
Fundamentals of the electrical smart grid including conventional and distributed electrical generation and transmission, renewable energy issues, electrical system operability, demand response, and smart metering. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Smart Grid Introduction
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
ECO 231
Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

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Principles of Economics I
3
TEC 063
Fundamentals of the electric power distribution and transmission system, infrastructure components, power flows, and system reliability.

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Electric Power Distribution
3
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Technical Electives
9
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 


Total Program Hours: 65

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