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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2014-2015 Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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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 Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3   Gen Ed English Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed MAT 114 - Introduction to Applied Algebra 3   Gen Ed SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3
AET 102 Introduction to Alternative Energy 3   INT 110 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
INT 104 Facilities Safety and Compliance 3   INT 101 Introduction to Industrial Technology 3
INT 107 Introduction to HVAC/R 3   INT 105 Plumbing and Pipe Fitting 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   16
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Arts & Humanities Gen Ed 3   Gen Ed SOC 106 - Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States 3
Gen Ed PHY 201 - General Physics I or PHY 112 - Applied Physics; 3-4 credits 3   AET 106 Photovoltaic Installation 3
AET 108 Wind Energy Installation 3   AET 104 Geothermal Installation 3
BUS 145 Customer Service 1   INT 113 Instrumentation and Process Control I 3
AET 101 Applied Mathematics for Technology 1   Restricted Elective Choose in consultation with an advisor 3
INT 111 Pump and Motor Operation and Maintenance 3        
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.


Restricted Electives (3 Credits)

Degree Requirements (60 Credits)

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