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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 AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
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



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.

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