Energy Technology

updated 6/17/13


PPO 100
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY INDUSTRY (5)
Provides a broad background in fields related to power generation.

PPO 101
INTRODUCTION 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 120
ENERGY TECH BLUEPRINT READING (4)
An in-depth study of construction blueprints for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities, emphasizing interpretation as it applied to the energy and HVAC industries.

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 (3)
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 151
ENERGY EFFICIENCY LAB (2)
Real world application of energy efficiency concepts. Students will do an energy audit of their homes measuring and calculating the overall energy efficiency of the home. Corequisite: PPO 150.

PPO 191
POWER PRODUCITON JOB PREPARATION (4)
Introduces students to local power generaion 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.