INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY INDUSTRY (5)
Provides a broad background in fields related to power generation.
INTRODUCTION TO POWER GENERATION AND PROCESS CONTROLS (3)
Provides a broad background in fields related to power generation and process control technology.
POWER GENERATION (5)
Focus will be on environmental issues surrounding power plants. Introduction to boilers including design and ancillary equipment. Prerequisite: PPO 100.
ELECTRIC UTILITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (5)
Continuing coverage of power systems, boilers and prime movers. Prerequisite: PPO 102.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
PLANT SYSTEMS (5)
Provides a background in power plant cycles, systems and equipment; including an introduction to instrumentation and control. Prerequisite: PPO 102.
PLANT MAINTENANCE (5)
Provides a background in refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and lighting. Prerequisite: PPO 201.
PLANT OPERATIONS REFRIGERATION & HVAC (5)
Provides a background in power plant operations and controls. Prerequisite: PPO 202.
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.
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.