Alternative Energy Technology: AAS Degree
The Associate of Applied Science in Alternative Energy Technology will provide students with the skills to pursue a career in the Alternative Energy field. The student will be instructed through mastery learning components and field study workshops arranged with local contractors. Students may apply credit hours earned in the Construction Technology Certificate toward completion of the AAS degree. This is a Programs of Study articulated program. For more information click here
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates of this program will possess at the end of their program of study.
• Possess the appropriate skills in drafting, design and layout used in contemporary alternative energy applications.
• Possess the appropriate knowledge of energy and solar principles used in alternative energy applications.
• Acquire the computer operation skills and competencies applied to drafting using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
• Understand and apply knowledge of alternative energy systems including solar heating, Photovoltaic energy, wind power, energy and heat transfer, and energy efficiencies.
• Demonstrate competent application of methods used in the construction trades including carpentry, masonry, electricity, and plumbing.
• Employ critical thinking and evaluation skills to ensure compliance with building construction codes in the design and construction of alternative energy systems.
Minimum hours required: 64
General Education Requirements: 25–28 credit hours
See courses that will satisfy General Education Requirements below.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 142¹ College Arithmetic (3) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Any approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
Any approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
Physical/Biological Sciences (4–5)
Any approved General Education course in the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
CIS 120 Intro to Computer Info Systems 3
Degree Core Requirements: 39 credit hours
CTM 111 Plumbing (3)
CTM115 Introduction to Wood Working (3)
CTM 120 Building the Human Environment (3)
CTM 123 Building Construction Methods I (3)
CTM 124²Construction Methods II (3)
CTM 130 Blueprint Reading (3)
CTM 132 Solar Water Heating (2)
CTM 138 Introduction to Solar Design Applications (1)
CTM 150 Basic Electrical Theory (3)
CTM 151 House Wiring I (3)
CTM 211 International Building Code (3)
CTM 235 Solar Home Design (3)
CTM 236 Photovoltaics & Wind Power (3)
DFT 125¹Architectural Drafting I (3)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
² May substitute CTM 298 with consent of Department Chair.
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