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Renewable Energy Technology - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Tim Evans (620)728-8141
Department Co-Chair: Jillene Cunningham (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Ben Williams (620)665-3482

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This certificate requires 48 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
AE100 AC/DC Circuits 4

Introductory course on electrical and electronic theory and their applications to alternating and direct current circuits for beginning students with no formal experience in electricity or electronics.

ME110 Fundamentals of Motor Controls 3

Principles and operations of motor controls with emphasis on maintenance, operation, and utilization.

ME114 Renewable Energy Technology 3

Fundamentals of renewable energy systems, including wind, solar, geo-thermal, biomass, and hydropower, including the economic and environmental costs and benefits.

ME115 HVAC Fundamentals 4

Introduction to the fundamentals of heating and air-conditioning in residential applications including system design and troubleshooting.

Semester Total - 14

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
AE105 Industrial Wiring 3

Introductory course on commercial and industrial wiring and conduit fabrication. Students will calculate the size of electrical loads and determine wiring applications for supply, feeder and branch circuits as they implement code requirements.

AE150 Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) 3

This course examines types, installation and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Hardware and programming aspects, as well as ladder logic symbols and operations necessary to develop a PLC program, are also covered.
Pre-Reqs: ME110 Fundamentals of Motor Controls

AE155 Electrical Maintenance 3

Operation, application, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical equipment including transformers, relays, motor controls and wiring with emphasis on diagnostic troubleshooting.
Pre-Reqs: AE208 National Electrical Code

ME112 Heating System Fundamentals 3

Electrical controls, their connections and their actions when AC is applied; study electrical principles and practices required of service technicians in refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, and appliance repair in commercial and industrial fields.

ME124 Renewable Energy Technology Maintenance 4

Principles of small renewable energy installation, troubleshooting, and repair; following manufacturer warranties, local codes and national standards to install renewable energy systems; collecting and analyzing data necessary to troubleshoot and repair renewable energy systems.
Pre-Reqs: ME114 Renewable Energy Technology, and ME115 HVAC Fundamentals, and AE155 Electrical Maintenance

Semester Total - 16

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
AE202 Actuator/Sensor Systems 3

Contemporary control methods in process control and programmable logic control systems including multi-loop systems, open data systems, fuzzy logic and fieldbus technology.
Pre-Reqs: AE150 Programmable Logic Controllers, or EE222 Industrial Electronics/PLC

ME106 Industrial Fluid Power 3

Theory of hydraulic and small pneumatic components; function of cylinders, valves, pumps and hydraulic motors and their interrelationship in power application; controls for these systems.

ME118 Renewable Energy Technology Systems Analysis 4

Analyze small geothermal, solar and wind energy technologies for maximum efficiency and economy. Research related construction and installation codes and regulations. Identify installation considerations and methods. Troubleshoot and repair systems.
Pre-Reqs: ME114 Renewable Energy Technology, and ME115 HVAC Fundamentals, and AE155 Electrical Maintenance

Industrial Safety Electives 2
Course Title Credits
ME108 Occupational Safety 2.00-2.00

TR121 General Industrial Safety/OSHA10 1.00-1.00

Renewable Energy Technology Contextual Electives 6
Course Title Credits
AE200 Variable Frequency Drives and Electric Motors 3.00-3.00

AE205 Intermediate Programmable Logic Controllers 3.00-3.00

AE208 National Electrical Code 3.00-3.00

AE250 Distributed/Integrated Control Systems 3.00-3.00

AE252 Control Systems Development 3.00-3.00

AE255 Industrial Robotics 3.00-3.00

DR100 Computer Aided Drafting I 3.00-3.00

DR101 Technical Drafting 3.00-3.00

DR102 Machine Drafting 5.00-5.00

DR102L Machine Drafting Lab

DR105 Fundamentals of Tool Design 5.00-5.00

DR107 Construction Drafting 3.00-3.00

DR116 Blueprint Reading 2.00-2.00

DR119 3D Parametric Modeling I 3.00-3.00

DR211 Computer Aided Drafting II 3.00-3.00

DR212 Architectural CAD Drafting 3.00-3.00

DR213 Advanced Architectural CAD Drafting 3.00-3.00

DR214 Advanced CAD Applications 3.00-3.00

DR215 Civil Drafting 3.00-3.00

DR216 Computer Drafting Internship 3.00-3.00

DR219 3D Parametric Modeling II 3.00-3.00

DR220 Computer Drafting Capstone 5.00-5.00

MC101 Introduction to Machine Technology 3.00-3.00

MC103 Machining Fundamentals II 3.00-3.00

MC104 Machine Technology Math 2.00-2.00

MC106 Basic Manufacturing Skills 8.00-8.00

MC106C Basic Manufacturing Skills 8.00-8.00

MC110 Bench Work 1.00-1.00

MC111 Print Reading 3.00-3.00

MC112 Quality Control and Inspection 1.00-1.00

MC113 Metallurgy 1.00-1.00

MC114 Machine Tool Processes 1.00-1.00

MC115 Machining I 3.00-3.00

MC116 Machining II 3.00-3.00

MC117 CNC Operations 3.00-3.00

MC118 Safety (OSHA) 1.00-1.00

MC122 Quality Control and Inspection (CNC) 2.00-2.00

MC201 Machining Fundamentals III 2.00-2.00

MC202 Inspection and Quality Control 3.00-3.00

MC203 Computerized Numerical Control 3.00-3.00

MC204 Machine Practices I 3.00-3.00

MC204C Machine Practices I 3.00-3.00

MC205 Machine Practices II 3.00-3.00

ME105 Fundamentals of Instrumentation 3.00-3.00

ME107 Manufacturing Management 3.00-3.00

ME116 Commercial Refrigeration 4.00-4.00

ME116C Commercial Refrigeration 4.00-4.00

ME117 Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning 4.00-4.00

ME119 Solar PV Fundamentals 3.00-3.00

ME122 Solar PV Intermediate 3.00-3.00

ME125 Engineering Technology Internship 3.00-3.00

ME129 Mechanical Maintenance Skills 3.00-3.00

ME131 EPA 608 1.00-1.00

ME132 HVAC Load Calculations 1.00-1.00

ME133 HVAC Duct Sizing 1.00-1.00

ME134 HVAC Code Requirements 1.00-1.00

ME135 Industrial Seminar 1.00-1.00

ME136 Solar PV Advanced 3.00-3.00

ME140 Low Pressure Boilers 3.00-3.00

ME141 Solar Battery Fundamentals 3.00-3.00

ME142 Solar Battery Intermediate 3.00-3.00

WE100 Basic Welding 3.00-3.00

WE100C Basic Welding 3.00-3.00

WE101 Welding Safety 1.00-1.00

WE101T Welding Safety I 1.00-1.00

WE102 Welding Blueprint Reading 3.00-3.00

WE104 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3.00-3.00

WE105 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II 3.00-3.00

WE106 Cutting Processes for Welding 3.00-3.00

WE110 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3.00-3.00

WE111 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 3.00-3.00

WE112 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3.00-3.00

WE113 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II 3.00-3.00

WE121 Welding Safety II 1.00-1.00

WE128 Welding Metallurgy 2.00-2.00

WE209 Welding Fabrication Processes 4.00-4.00

Semester Total - 18

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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