Energy Technology (ENE)

ENE 104 - Energy Industry Fundamentals

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

The course content focuses on understanding various types of energy and their conversion to useable energy such as electrical power. How generated electrical power is transmitted and distributed to the point of use.

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ENE 210 - Fuel Cell Fundamentals

Course Description

Effective: 2012-08-01

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.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

To learn the use and installation of fuel cells.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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ENE 225 - Commercial/Industrial Photovoltaic Design and Installation

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The course introduces the Renewable Energy Technician to the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the commerciaVindustrial solar photovoltaic system construction. This advanced course provides topics in project management and construction skills.

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None

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ENE 228 - Building Automation & Energy Management Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

Building Automation and Energy Management Systems will provide an overview of the many facets of controlled building systems and a comprehensive foundation for the integration of commercial building systems: HV AC, lighting, security systems, and alternative energy for automated operation. This course will cover the devices used in monitoring and controlling building systems, terminology used in the industry, types and applications for HVAC, lighting, security, energy systems, and safety training.

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None

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ENE 230 - Geothermal Applications

Course Description

Effective: 2012-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To learn about the general uses of geothermal energy and its application to heat pumps.

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