Energy Technology

updated 7/20/16


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 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 106
Inside Wireman Section B (7)
This course is designed to instruct the student in electrical theory, design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems providing power. Section B provides further mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply the principles of basic electricity, National electrical codes, engineering drawing, reading and sketching.

PPO 107
Inside Wireman C - Substation
Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of principles of electronic devices, National Electrical Codes, engineering drawing, reading, sketching and industry mathematics.

PPO 108
Inside Wireman D - Substation
Students will be able to demonstrate master of knowledge, skills and abilities in motor controls, electronics and industrial electronics.

PPO 120
Blueprint Reading (5)
An in-depth study of construction blueprints for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities emphasizing interpretation as it applies to the energy and HVAC industries, and electrical distribution systems.

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.