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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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The Alternative Energy Technology 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
MAT 114
College Algebra
Introduction to Applied Algebra
3   ENG 101
English Composition
(ELL 101  is an approved substitution for ENG 101)
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   ADM 258 Advanced Motors, Machines, and Devices 3
PHY 112
PHY 201
Applied Physics
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

General Education Requirements (21-22 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/ Physical Science

Students intending to transfer should take the General Physics course.



* A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101 and ELL-101

Restricted Electives (2-3 Credits)

Select Restricted Elective credits from the following list:

Degree Requirements (60 Credits)

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