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Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Option, A.S.

 

WOULD you like a career in ALTERNATIVE ENERGY?

This certificate program will prepare students to meet the industry-specific skills needed for technicians in the new and emerging alternative and renewable energy fields, including occupational titles such as electrical technician, industrial engineering technician, solar photovoltaic installer and solar power plant technician, solar thermal installer and technician, energy auditor and smart grid technician.  This program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in occupations related to energy production, distribution, and storage.

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Who is eligible for the Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Option, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy Option, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English Composition II 3
Humanities Area 3
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement  
Literature See General Education Requirement  
Mathematics Area
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
Major Courses
 #EET1084C, Introduction to Electronics 3
 +#ETD1320, AutoCAD 3
 #ETI1701, Industrial Safety 3
 #ETI2110, Intro to Quality Assurance 3
 #ETI1411, Manufacturing Processes I 3
 #ETI2001C, Applied Mechanics 3
 Alternative Energy Option (27 hrs.)The purpose of this track is to prepare students to meet industry-specific educational needs for technicians in new and emerging alternative and renewable energy fields, including, but not limited to, occupational titles such as Electrical Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Installer and Solar Power Plant Technician, Solar Thermal Installer and Technician, Energy Auditor, and Smart Grid Technician.  This program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in occupations related to energy production and storage, manufacturing and construction. 
 #ETP1501, Intro to Energy, Environment, and Society 3
 #ETP1500, Alt Energy Inventory & Analysis 3
 #ETP1500L, Alt Energy Inventory & Analysis Lab 3
 #ETP2322, Distributed Electrical Power Storage 3
 +#ETP1410C, Solar Energy 3
 +#ETP1520, Geothermal Energy 3
 +#ETP1510, Biofuels and Biomass 3
 +#ETP1550, Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles 3
 Choose one of the following:+#BCN2643, Economics of Sustainable Construction+#ETS2511C, Motor & Motion Control+#ETS2542C, Programmable Logic Controllers#EET2214C, LabVIEW Instrumentation 3
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi
Associate Professor
850-769-1551, extension 5887

adessi@gulfcoast.edu

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