Energy Technology

updated 6/23/15


ENER 100
Basic Energy (4)
This class is a study of fuel sources used to produce electrical energy and how that energy is transformed into electrical power for the end user. Corequisite: ABE 060.

ENER 101
Basic Energy II (3)
A study of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, careers in the electrical utility field and consumer skills related to entry level positions in the electrical utility field. Prerequisite: ABE 053 or higher.

ENER 120
Electrical Math Concepts (5)
Basic mathematical concepts for electrical apprentices and students interested in the Energy Technology program. Review of fundamental math concepts that are all building blocks essential to all other Energy Technology courses.

PPO 100
Intro to Energy Industry (5)
Provides a broad background in fields related to power generation.

PPO 101
Intro to Power Generation and Process Controls (3)
Provides a broad background in fields related to power generation and process control technology.

PPO 102
Power Generation (5)
Focus will be on environmental issues surrounding power plants. Introduction to boilers including design and ancillary equipment. Prerequisite: PPO 100.

PPO 103
Electric Utility Distribution System (5)
Continuing coverage of power systems, boilers and prime movers. Prerequisite: PPO 102.

PPO 105
Inside Wireman Section A (7)
Provides introductory instruction in electrical theory, design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems providing power, light heat, air conditioning, refrigeration, control, communication, monitoring, and automation to residential, commercial, and industrial markets.

PPO 110
Introduction to Power Production (2)
An introduction to the preliminary aspects of understanding power production such as overview of the physical system, applied math, safety concerns, steam properties, economics and de-regulation. Prerequisite: PPO 102.

PPO 130
Industrial Safety (5)
Industrial safety practices, procedures, and equipment as found in modern power plants. Also included will be basic first aid and CPR, and basic firefighting equipment and procedures. Basic rigging will be taught stressing safety. Prerequisite: PPO 102.

PPO 150
Energy Efficiency (5)
A study of Energy Efficiency concepts related to the efficient and effective use of electricity in home and industry. Subjects covered will include electrical terms, green alternative energy sources, transportation, solar, wind, biomass, and insulation.

PPO 191
Power Plant Job Preparation (4)
Introduces students to local power generation facilities through touring potential job sites, performing market research and preparing for the POSS test which is required for entry level employment or apprenticeship.

PPO 201
Plant Systems (5)
Provides a background in power plant cycles, systems and equipment, including an introduction to instrumentation and control. Prerequisite: PPO 102.

PPO 202
Plant Maintenance (5)
Provides a background in refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and lighting. Prerequisite: PPO 201.

PPO 203
Plant Operations Refrigeration & HVAC (5)
Provides a background in power plant operations and controls. Prerequisite: PPO 202.

PPO 205
Power System Operator I (5)
First in a two-class series: provides background to operate the American electrical grid system under North American electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) required standards and prepares for NERC exam. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 grade in PPO 201 or instructor permission.

PPO 206
Power System Operator II (5)
This continuation of PPO 205 provides students with background in operating the American electrical grid system under North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) required standards and prepares for NERC exam. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 grade in PPO 205 or instructor permission.

PPO 210
Advanced Concepts Applied Mechanics, Thermo Chem (6)
Advanced concepts of applied mechanics, thermodynamics and chemistry as relating to power plant and process control operators.

PPO 211
Advanced Concepts Electrical, Instrumentation (6)
Advanced concepts of electrical, instrumentation and boiler code theory, relating to power plant and process control operators.

PPO 212
Advanced Concepts for Boiler Design, Const. (6)
Intended for students who are interested in working in a power plant, this course provides an advanced background in boiler design, construction, operating procedures and pump design. Prerequisite: PPO 211.

PPO 213
Advanced Concepts for Prime Movers Refrigeratio (6)
Intended for students interested in working in a power plant, this course provides an advanced background of prime movers and refrigeration used in the industry. Prerequisite: PPO 212.

PPO 220
Code Calculations and Physical Forces (4)
Intended for students who are interested in working in a power plant, this course provides an advanced look into mathematics, thermodynamics and chemistry used in the industry. Prerequisite: PPO 213.

PPO 221
Thermodynamics & Metallurgy (4)
Intended for students who are interested in working in a power plant, this course provides an advanced background in mathematics, thermodynamics and chemistry used in the industry. Prerequisite: PPO 220.

PPO 222
Boilers and Water Treatment (4)
Intended for students that are interested in working in a power plant, this course provides an advanced background in mathematics, thermodynamics, and chemistry used in the industry. Prerequisite: PPO 221.

PPO 223
Prime Movers (4)
Intended for students that are interested in working in a power plant, this course provides an advanced background in mathematics, thermodynamics, and chemistry used in the industry. Prerequisite: PPO 222.

PPO 224
Combustion Plant Systems (4)
Intended for students that are interested in working in a power plant, this course is an advanced background in mathematics, thermodynamics, and chemistry used in the industry. Prerequisites: PPO 223.

PPO 225
Electricity & Refrigeration (4)
Intended for students that are interested in working in a power plant, this course is an advanced background in mathematics, thermodynamics and chemistry used in the industry. Prerequisite: PPO 224.