Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ETEC 110 Intro to Alternative Energy & Energy Management

5 credits

The fundamentals of energy and energy conservation are key to providing alternative energy sources for the home or businesses. In this class, students will gain a fundamental understanding of energy, the energy grid, how electrical energy is measured, and where/how it is being consumed. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: MATH 090 , ABED 046 , or equivalent placement scores, or instructor permission.

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.


Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of electrical energy and how energy is utilized
  • Apply basic electrical measurements and calculations in regards to home or business power needs
  • Measure energy consumption for various electrical appliances
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of a mechanical to electrical energy conversion by constructing a model electric generator
  • Create a block diagram of the major components of an electrical energy transmission system
  • Investigate the requirements of grid-tied alternative energy systems
  • Measure and rate different sources of alternative energy and analyze these for the suitability of a particular application
  • Calculate the return on investment of an alternative electric power system
  • Analyze electrical loads and make recommendations for energy conservation following an alternative energy motif
  • Explain the impact of global, national, and local energy usage with regards to the environment