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Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Systems AS

Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Systems Concentration Overview (AS 2550A)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem.aspx

Program Description

The Engineering Technology program is designed for the student who is seeking an A.S. degree and preparing for a career in the engineering technology field or general electronics or alternative energies fields. It is also designed for employees in these fields who seek further education and career advancements. The skill set and knowledge acquired in the program applies to a variety of industries: manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, power, transportation and others.

Course content includes core courses in both electrical and mechanical engineering with special programs in advanced technology, alternative energy systems and electronics.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years of part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Eva Suarez, Professor, suareze@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5727

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in an entry-level position with a broad base of skills in engineering technology. There will be expanded employment opportunities due to Florida’s projected additional engineering technologist needs. Job titles include technician in engineering technology, electronics, engineering, research and development, testing, drafting, alternative energies, or as engineering assistants, technologist.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 18)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

PHY1001Applied Physics (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Core Courses (Credits: 18)

ETM1010CMechanical Measurements and Instruments (AS)

3 Credits

ETI1701Environmental Health and Safety (AS)

3 Credits

ETI2110Introduction to Quality Assurance (AS)

3 Credits

ETS2352CMaterials and Manufacturing Processes (AS)

3 Credits

ETD2320CIntroduction to AutoCAD (AS)

3 Credits

EET1084CElectrical Circuits and Electronics (AS)

3 Credits

Required Concentration Courses (Credits: 17)

ETP1322Electrical Power System (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1400CDistributed Electric Power Generation and Storage (AS)

2 Credits

ETP1402CIntroduction to Solar Energy (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1511CIntroduction to Bio Fuels (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1530CIntroduction to Wind Energy (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1550Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Technologies (AS)

3 Credits

Technical Electives - Choose 7 credits

ETP2410CPhotovoltaic Technology (AS)

2 Credits

ETS1810CEnergy Efficient Buildings (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1510CBiofuels and Biomass (AS)

3 Credits

ETD2950CSpecial Topics In Engineering Technology (AS)

4 Credits

ETD2941Engineering Technology Internship (AS)

3 Credits

EVR2266Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 6)

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

PHY1001Applied Physics (AA)

3 Credits

ETI1701Environmental Health and Safety (AS)

3 Credits

ETD2320CIntroduction to AutoCAD (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1322Electrical Power System (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

ETM1010CMechanical Measurements and Instruments (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1530CIntroduction to Wind Energy (AS)

3 Credits

ETI2110Introduction to Quality Assurance (AS)

3 Credits

EET1084CElectrical Circuits and Electronics (AS)

3 Credits

Term Four - Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 12)

ETP1402CIntroduction to Solar Energy (AS)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Term Five - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 11)

ETP1511CIntroduction to Bio Fuels (AS)

3 Credits

ETP1400CDistributed Electric Power Generation and Storage (AS)

2 Credits

ETP1550Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Technologies (AS)

3 Credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

Term Six - Spring (Year Three) (Credits: 7)

ETS2352CMaterials and Manufacturing Processes (AS)

3 Credits

Technical Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60