The Advanced Energy Program provides students with the skills necessary to enter a career in the growing field of Photovoltaic (PV) installation. PV is the largest growing portion of the renewable energy industry.
The coursework is designed to provide competency in the electrical and framing trades, as well as PV system design, electrical and mechanical integration, and PV system installation.
This program was designed and influenced by veteran PV industry professionals with over 50 years of combined experience; with a range in experience from residential, commercial, and military installation training professionals, to operations managers, skilled labor recruiters, safety & quality engineers, and install crew leads. Other types of renewable energy will be covered. However, as PV is the largest renewable energy sector and many of the same electrical and mechanical design concerns apply, PV will remain the focus of this Code based program.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Energy:.
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
$3,879.00 — $3,904.00
Class Hours: 42.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 42.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CM-1101||Construction Safety OSHA 30||2.00||0.00||2.00||$25.00|
|OR||CHEM-1101||Fundamentals of Chemistry||3.00||2.00||4.00||$90.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|NRM-1110||Chain Saw Operations and Maintenance||0.00||2.00||1.00||$200.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|BUS-1100||Small Business Management||2.00||2.00||3.00||$92.00|
|AE-2101||Solar Photovoltaic Systems I||3.00||2.00||4.00||$460.00|
|WELD-1120||Introduction to Welding||0.00||4.00||2.00||$300.00|
|NRM-2296||Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar||1.00||7.00||2.00||$100.00|
|OR||CM-2292||Construction Directed Practice||1.00||7.00||2.00||$85.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|AE-2102||Solar Photovoltaic Systems II||4.00||2.00||5.00||$350.00|
|AE-2108||Solar Thermal Energy Systems||2.00||2.00||3.00||$275.00|
|AE-2200||Alternative Energy Capstone||2.00||4.00||4.00||$185.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Class Hours: 11.50-13.00||Lab Hours: 9.00-10.00||Cost: $1,387.00-$1,397.00|
|Class Hours: 11.00||Lab Hours: 6.00||Cost: $690.00|
|Class Hours: 10.00||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $992.00-$1,007.00|
|Class Hours: 8.00||Lab Hours: 8.00||Cost: $810.00|
With a job outlook growth of 24 percent, a career in Advanced Energy offers a bright future for Hocking College Graduates.
Potential job titles include: Solar Photovoltaic System Installer, Solar Photovoltaic System Designer, Solar Photovoltaic System Repair Technician, Solar Photovoltaic System Site Auditor, Project Manager, and Solar Photovoltaic Sales and Customer Service.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success.
To learn more about each of these, click here.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Energy:
New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.
2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A
2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A
2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A