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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 101 - Principles of Wind Energy
Introduces the wind energy industry and the role of the technician; provides exposure to business strategies and methodologies used by owner/operators of wind farms, and manufacturers of wind turbines.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour per week.
3 credits
ENE 104 - Energy Industry Fundamentals
Provides a broad understanding of the electric and natural gas utility industry and the energy generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure. Covers business models, regulations, types of energy and their conversion to useable energy such as electric power, how generated power is transmitted and distributed to the point of use, emerging technologies, and the connection to careers in the energy industry.
Lecture 4-5 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
4-5 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 107 - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Networking
Covers Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Industrial Ethernet communications systems as they apply to the wind energy industry; provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 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 112 - Wind Safety
Covers identification and correction of safety hazards on a wind farm. Builds the foundation for a safe work environment in the wind energy industry. Provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 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 122 - Wind Turbine Materials and Electro-Mechanical Equipment
Provides identification and analysis of the components and systems within a wind turbine. Emphasizes development of the knowledge and hand skills needed when installing, repairing and replacing turbine components using common tools and equipment.Provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENE 100
3 credits
ENE 125 - Wind Power Delivery Systems
Reviews the components and process of the electrical power generation and delivery systems for wind energy and sub-station. Includes inspection of electrical control system components, low voltage power distribution/transformers; applies manufacture documentation and software, schematics and wiring diagrams, and flow charts to field scenarios. Provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENE 100.
3 credits
ENE 130 - Wind Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair
Includes installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of wind turbine electro-mechanical systems. Emphasizes skills essential to routine maintenance and repair of wind turbine electrical and mechanical systems and provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENE 125.
3 credits
ENE 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 195 - Topics in
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
ENE 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Variable hours.
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
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 225 - Commercial/Industrial Photovoltaic Design and Installation
Studies the design and construction of electrical energy from utility interactive grid-tied power systems. Covers the request for proposals, design stages, installation and management for commercial and industrial applications. Covers engineering principles for large scale renewable energy photovoltaic systems. Includes the installation, testing and troubleshooting of commercial/industrial power generation system.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Lab 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week
None
4 credits
ENE 228 - Building Automation & Energy Management Systems
Introduces building automation and energy management systems. Studies how building systems HVAC, lighting, security systems, and alternative energy--can communicate through a network of intelligent control devices. Emphasizes how these controlling devices work together in common automation.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours, Lab 2-3 hours, Total 4-6 hours per week
None
3-4 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 293 - 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 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