Sustainable Energy Technology Program

Why not do something fun?  Our dynamic “hands-on” program will prepare students for work or further education in the growing fields of energy conservation and renewable energy production.

To give our students more career choices, we master the industrial side of things, but also study green investing, energy auditing, solar power, co-generation, and numerous new and exciting high-tech innovations. 

Our graduates can continue their education to practice as specialized lawyers, specialized investment advisors, entrepreneurs, executives, or even go straight into the workforce as electrical energy technicians, energy auditors, wind farm technicians, environmental control, energy management, or maintenance supervisors.  Our program is designed to be sure that our students are never restricted to just one job, because the world is your oyster.

The Sustainable Energy Technology program will prepare technicians to work in the growing fields of energy conservation and renewable energy production.  The students will study bio-diesel fuel production and utilization, wind power conversion, solar heating and electrical application, co-generation of energy, and green investing. The Sustainable Energy Technology program offers graduates a wide variety of career options such as electrical energy technicians, photo-voltaic and small wind systems installers, wind farm technicians, environmental control, energy management or industrial maintenance supervisors. 

Students can complete the program in two years (with an eight week summer internship) and receive an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Sustainable Energy Technology.

Course Schedule

Sustainable Energy Technology A.A.S

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-150 Discrete Math*
3.0
ELE-114 DC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-111 AC Fundamentals
3.0
ENV-136 Energy, Resources & the Environment
2.0
ELE-164 Residential Wiring
2.0
ELE-155 National Electrical Code I
2.0
ELE-175 Intro to Photo Voltaics
2.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
IND-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
ELE-195 Motor Controls
3.0
IND-116 Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems
2.0
ENV-201 Wind Turbines
2.0
ELE-170 Power Distribution
2.0
ENV-186 Advanced Photo Voltaics
3.0
XXX-XXX Humaties/Social Sciences Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Summer Semester (Optional)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENV-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
EGT-420 Digital Electronics
3.0
ELE-198 Solid State Motor Controls
2.0
ELE-204 Programmable Logic Theory
2.0
ELE-205 Advanced Programmable Controllers
2.0
ELE-156 National Electrical Code II
2.0
ENV-377 Sustainable Heating Systems
3.0
ENV-189 Solar PV & Res Hot Water Site Assessment
2.0
XXX-XXX Communications Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-221 Instrumentation & Control
3.0
ENV-182 Energy Efficient Concepts
2.0
IND-185 Predictive & Preventative Maintenance
2.0
ELE-206 Networking PLC's
2.0
PHY-184 Applied Physics*
4.0
BUS-102 Intro to Business
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Optional Electives

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
IND-106 Industrial Pumps and Drive Systems
2.0
 
Sustainable Energy Technology A.A.S. Degree Hours: 66/70

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Instructors

Scott Goodno 515-574-1937 goodno@iowacentral.edu