• Renewable Energy Technology

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    Associate of Applied Science Technology

    The Renewable Energy Technology (RET) program provides technical training for employment in the field of manufacturing, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems and products. Graduates will be prepared to integrate, install and make repairs related to equipment and controls. This program takes a broad-based approach to training renewable energy technicians, with emphasis on mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, fluid power, instrumentation and controls as well as systems troubleshooting. RET graduates will be prepared to work in the capacity of a technician with specialized skills in energy system measurement, energy efficiency, system design and electronic controls.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Renewable Energy Technology AAS Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • communicate effectively through technical drawings to determine product and customer specifications in building systems, energy products and thermal components;
    • diagnose and repair electromechanical systems,
    • design, install and troubleshoot electrical and fluid power controls related to energy system integration;
    • analyze potential energy sources and select appropriate technologies,
    • perform a residential energy audit, recommend and implement remediation measures;
    • communicate the pros and cons of renewable energy technologies to a diverse user base,
    • determine the financial feasibility of a project through the mathematical analysis of thermal and electrical energy problems.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Renewable Energy Technology Certificate Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • communicate effectively through technical drawings to determine product and customer specifications in building systems, energy products and thermal components;
    • diagnose and repair electromechanical systems,
    • design, install and troubleshoot electrical and fluid power controls related to energy system integration;
    • analyze potential energy sources and select appropriate technologies,
    • perform a residential energy audit, recommend and implement remediation measures;
    • communicate the pros and cons of renewable energy technologies to a diverse user base.

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities include residential/commercial energy systems integrator, energy audit and efficiency technician, energy systems installer, photo-voltaic (PV) manufacturing and industrial maintenance technician, wind turbine technician, limited renewable technician; PV, geothermal and solar thermal technicians. Additional opportunities exist in the utilities and building trades.

    For information contact the Manufacturing Department at 503-594-3318

    RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNology CERTIFICATE

    FIRST TERM Credits

    MFG-109 Computer Literacy for Technicians 3

    MFG-130 Basic Electricity I 3

    MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 3

    RET-200 Renewable Energy Systems 4

    RET-240 Alternative Fuel Systems 4

    SECOND TERM Credits

    EET-139 Principles of Troubleshooting 2

    MFG-107 Industrial Safety & First Aid 3

    MFG-131 Basic Electricity II: Motors & Controls 3

    MTH-080 Technical Mathematics II 3

    RET-209 Renewable Energy I: Energy Efficiency 3

    THIRD TERM Credits

    MET-170 Manufacturing Processes 3

    RET-211 Renewable Energy II: System Fundamentals 3

    RET-280 Renewable Energy Technology/CWE 2

    WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 3

    — — Human Relations requirement 3

    — — Renewable Energy Technology program elective 3

    Credits required for certificate 48

    RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 1ST YEAR

    Complete certificate program.

    RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 2ND YEAR

    FOURTH TERM Credits

    EET-215 Electromechanical Systems I 2

    EET-239 Principles of Troubleshooting II 2

    HUM-180 Pathway to Sustainability

    or HUM-181 Pathway to Sustainability

    or HUM-182 Pathway to Sustainability 5

    MFG-104 Print Reading 2

    RET-213 Renewable Energy III: Installation & Maintenance 3

    — — Renewable Energy Technology program elective 3

    FIFTH TERM Credits

    MFG-123 Instrumentation and Controls 3

    MFG-140 Principles of Fluid Power 3

    MFG-209 Programming & Automation for Manufacturing 3

    RET-215 Renewable Energy IV: Systems Design 3

    — — Renewable Energy Technology program elective 3

    SIXTH TERM Credits

    MFG-133 Programmable Logic Controllers 3

    MFG-221 Materials Science 3

    RET-217 Renewable Energy Capstone 3

    RET-280 Renewable Energy Technology/CWE 2

    — — Renewable Energy Technology program elective 6

    Credits required for degree 97

    RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM ELECTIVES

    • Any course with a CDT, EET, GIS, MET, MFG, RCT, RET, SM or WLD prefix.
  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3318

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