Energy Technology (ENE) at Wytheville 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 105 - Solar Thermal Active and Passive Technology
Provides a comprehensive study of thermal technology as it applies to collector types and ratings, open-loop versus closed-loop and system sizing. Introduces hydronics, hot water, and pool heating applications. Provides an introduction to fluid dynamics and chemistry as it applies to system installation and maintenance.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
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 193 - 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 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 199 - 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