Environmental Technology: Alternative Energy Technician (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Technology: Alternative Energy Technician 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.

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Math w/Algebra Review or higher

5

Arts/Humanities (3 credits)

 

 

One course.

 

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses.

 

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

One course.

 

4

Options (3 credits) 

 

 

CIS 120

Intro to Computer Information Systems

3

Degree Core Requirements (36 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

CTM 111

Plumbing

3

CTM 115

Introduction to Wood Working

3

CTM 120

Building the Human Environment

3

CTM 123

Building Construction Methods I

3

CTM 124

Building Construction 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 and Wind Power

3

Outcomes

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.