Energy Technology (ENE) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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ENE 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENE 100 - Conventional and Alternate Energy Applications
Provides an overview of hydroelectric, coal, and nuclear energy production methods and renewable solar, geothermal, wind, and fuel cell technology. A complete system breakdown of conventional power production methods, efficiency, and sustainability when compared with solar,
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 ours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ELE 176 or instructor approval.
4 credits
ENE 110 - Solar Power Installations
Covers wiring, control, conversion, and ties to established power systems. Studies use of invertors, batteries, and charging systems. Prerequisite: ELE 157 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 120 - Solar Power - Photovoltaic and Thermal
Studies the production and conversion of electrical energy from modular to grid power systems. Covers the storage of energy, thermal solar capture, and storage for residential and commercial applications. Covers energy conversion and storage equipment based on size and efficiency. Prerequisite: ELE 157 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENE 200 - Power Monitoring
Covers the equipment, connections, and use of monitoring power production necessary for offsite and onsite use. Includes study of computer applications used for monitoring including real time storage and historical storage of data. Prerequisites: ELE 157 and MTH 115 or equivalents.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 210 - Fuel Cell Fundamentals
Studies the production of hydrogen and its use to power fuel cells for the production of electrical power for use in mobile equipment in addition to power for buildings and utility systems.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Lab 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
None
4 credits
ENE 220 - Wind Power Generation
Studies wind turbines, their location, efficiency, and cost. Covers power generation with wind turbines, storage, conversion to established values, use of batteries, invertors, grid tie systems, and all necessary wiring installations. Prerequisite: ELE 157.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENE 230 - Geothermal Applications
Studies the use of geothermal energy for large and small scale production. Covers the feasibility of heat pump applications for local use on an individual basis.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENE 295 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENE 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits