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Energy Services and Technology (A.A.S. Degree)

Energy Services and Technology

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Course Descriptions


EST 11     1 lec 1 rec 2 cr
Introduction to Energy Technology

Introduces energy concepts and resources, energy conversion systems, institutions and global implications. Infrastructure and technology at micro-sale (household and personal electrification) and at macro-sale (transportation, electricity). Societal use patterns. Evolution of and alternatives to present dominant energy systems. Exercises in recognizing and evaluating energy infrastructure, use, waste and costs in everyday life
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 and RDL 02, if required.

EST 15     2 lec 1 rec 3 cr
Energy Economics

A survey of market factors affecting the availability and pricing of various forms of energy, public policy dimensions, and the micro-economic decision-making of firms with respect to projects and investments. Utility regulation and rates. Project economic analysis and financing methods
Corequisite(s): ECO 11 or ECO 12.

EST 21     1 lec 2 lab 2 cr
Energy Analysis of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment

Development of basic heat flow and thermodynamic concepts, emphasizing practice in applying basic concepts and analytical methods to physical systems and equipment. Application of thermodynamics and instrumentation for heuristic measures of system performance, characterization of efficiency, and as basis of energy audits. Fieldwork and lab benchwork demonstrating various kinds of systems and measurements
Prerequisite(s): PHY 21.

EST 31     2 lec 1 rec 3 cr
Building Systems I

Introduction to building systems as related to energy use. Particular focus on thermal comfort, understanding and calculation of building loads. Coverage of mechanical (HVAC) and electrical systems, equipment components and the role of codes and standards within the industry
Prerequisite(s): EST 11, PHY 21.

EST 32     2 lec 2 lab 3 cr
Building Systems II

Practicum/internship course emphasizing quantitative analysis of energy use and opportunities for improvement in specific building systems and equipment. Students will work with actual building plan sets, energy use histories, and manual calculations. Students will be introduced to computer modeling, including an option for projects at the student’s place of work or assigned practicum or internship. Topics include quantity take-offs from plans, set-up, calibration and validation of building models, schematics and control sequences of operation, energy reduction analysis and green-building standards
Prerequisite(s): EST 21, EST 31.

EST 41     2 lec 1 rec 3 cr
Principles of Energy Management I

An introduction to the principles of energy management in organizations. Energy purchasing and risk management. Energy auditing, project development, monitoring and verification for improvement in various systems. Practice with data management and spreadsheet applications. Organizational aspects of energy accounting, use and management
Prerequisite(s): EST 21.
Corequisite(s): EST 31.

EST 42     1 lec 2 rec 3 cr
Principles of Energy Management II

Capstone practicum course in which students will conduct and prepare an energy audit of a specific facility (selected in consultation and with approval of the instructor) and create a strategic plan for gaining organizational commitment to energy management goals and a specific energy management implementation. Classes review technical measures and methods, and organizational analysis in the context of student field projects
Prerequisite(s): EST 21, EST 31.


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