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Electronics and Advanced Technologies


Associate of Applied Science Degree


The Renewable Energy Specialization Degree plan prepares students to become technicians or technologists for the broad and rapidly growing renewable energy industries. Emphasis is placed on photovoltaic technology but solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power are also covered. Students are required to take courses in Electronics, electromechanical systems, data acquisition, power safety, as well as PV, solar thermal, wind, and geothermal power. This degree prepares students to apply for companies that install, maintain, monitor, and even design these systems and materials. As the need for electrical power has continued to increase dramatically both domestically and internationally, the demand for renewable energy sources has also increased and is expected to continue doing so.

To receive an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics and Advanced Technologies, students must: (a) make a minimum grade of "C" in all required electronic, math, and science courses and (b) have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
    ELMT 1371 Industrial Safety and National Electrical Safety Code 3
  MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    ELMT 2372 Energy Efficient Structures and Assessments 3
  Semester II
  CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
  CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
  Semester III
  CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
    COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming 3
  PHYS 1401 General College Physics I 4
  Semester IV
  ELMT 2441 Electromechanical Systems 4
  INTC 2471 Data Acquisition and Measurement 4
  ELMT 2474 Solar Photovoltaics Systems 4
  ELMT 2275 Solar Thermal Systems 2
  Semester V
  WIND 2359 Wind Power Delivery System 3
  +#  ELMT 2473 Electrical, Electronic, and Fluid Schematics 4
  ELMT 2276 Solar Photovoltaics Installation 2
  CETT 1445 Microprocessor 4

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.