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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Energy Technology, A.A.S.


The Alternative Energy Technology Program program is designated as a Statewide Program; therefore, some residents of Maryland enrolled in this program of study on the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion.

The Alternative Energy Technology Program prepares students to enter the industrial/commercial/residential setting in the growing areas of renewable energy (i.e., solar, wind, and geothermal technologies). Within the Alternative Energy Technology Program, students can earn progressive levels of certificates toward employment and/or the degree. The methods of instruction include hands-on training as well as classroom instruction. Real-world lab environment will include experiments with solar, wind, and geothermal equipment, use of meters, measurements and calculations of values. This program of study embraces the body of knowledge found in national certifications for renewable energy professionals.

Program Pathways

Fall Admission Cohort: 
First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
MAT 101
or
MAT 114
College Algebra
or
Introduction to Applied Algebra
3   ENG 101 English Composition 3
INT 101 Introduction to Industrial Technology 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
INT 104 Facilities Safety and Compliance 3   ELE 113 Instrumentation and Process Control I 3
ELE 110 Fundamentals of Electricity 4   INT 105 Plumbing and Pipe Fitting  3
AET 102 Introduction to Alternative Energy 3   INT 107 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC)  3
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed English 3   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3
Gen Ed Diversity 3   INT 111 Pump and Motor Operation and Maintenance 3
PHY 112
or
PHY 201
Applied Physics
or
General Physics I (transfer students should take PHY 201) 
3   AET 104 Geothermal Installation 3
AET 106 Photovoltaic Installation 3   AET 108 Wind Energy Installation 3
AET 101 Applied Mathematics for Technology 1   Restricted Elective   Choose from the list 3
BUS 145 Customer Service 1        
TOTAL   14   TOTAL   15
Spring Admission Cohort: 
First Year Spring    First Year Fall
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
MAT 101
or
MAT 114
College Algebra
or
Introduction to Applied Algebra
3   ENG 101 English Composition 3
INT 101 Introduction to Industrial Technology 3   Gen Ed Diversity 3
ELE 110 Fundamentals of Electricity 4   AET 102 Introduction to Alternative Energy 3
INT 105 Plumbing and Pipefitting  3   INT 104 Facilities Safety and Compliance 3
INT 107 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC)  3   AET 101 Applied Mathematics for Technology 1
        BUS 145 Customer Service 1
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   14
Second Year Spring   Second Year Fall
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed English 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
INT 111 Pump and Motor Operation and Maintenance 3   Gen Ed  Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
ELE 113 Instrumentation and Process Control I  3   PHY 112
or
PHY 201
Applied Physics 
or 
General Physics I (transfer students should take PHY 201) 
3
AET 104 Geo-Thermal Installation 3   AET 106 Photovoltaic Installation 3
AET 108 Wind Energy Installation 3   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

 

General Education Requirements (21-22 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/ Physical Science


Students intending to transfer should take the General Physics course.

Diversity


English


Restricted Electives (2-3 Credits)


Select Restricted Elective credits from the following list:

Degree Requirements (60 Credits)