Applied Technology

Sustainable Energy Technology
Certificate program (Typically finished in two semesters)

The Sustainable Energy Program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level technician positions in various energy fields. This includes sectors such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy. Clean coal and smart grid technology are also considered. Additionally, sustainability is addressed in the context of efficiency of energy use and carbon footprint.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • learn the skills needed for an entry level employee to enter a job in the sustainable energy sector.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • list characteristics of the foremost sustainable energy sources commonly utilized in Pennsylvania.
  • compare and contrast most important sustainable energy sources with traditional energy sources.
  • select the most appropriate energy source for a given site and defend that selection.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
EET-131 - DC Electricity, 4 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
GET-107 - Electronic Drafting for Engineering Technology, 2 credits
GET-203 - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers, 3 credits
MAT-111 - Technical Mathematics I, 3 credits
BUS-101 - Introduction to Business, 3 credits
or PSY-103 - General Psychology, 3 credits
or SOC-101 - Principles of Sociology, 3 credits
or SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
EET-132 - AC Electricity, 4 credits
GET-101 - Technology & Society, 1 credits
PHY-121 - Technical Physics (Mechanical), 4 credits
SET-121 - Sustainable Energy Sources, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 30

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