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Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Program Description

The Advanced Energy Program provides students with the skills necessary to enter a career in the Solar Photovoltaic industry. The coursework is designed to provide instruction related to the electrical trades, carpentry and solar system design & installation. Topics covered will include National Electric Code, solar economics, equipment, site assessment, system design and various types of installations, system commissioning and troubleshooting. The course will include lecture and hands on experience with system installation, maintenance and troubleshooting. 

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

The following general or core outcomes are work and life skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in all students seeking an Associate Degree in Advanced Energy:

  • Perform basic skills in the construction trades.
  • Apply understanding of and engage in safety practices essential to the construction trades.
  • Perform planning and estimating for trade-based projects that ensure the efficiency of the project from concept to completion. 
  • Identify, interpret, and apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) wiring methods that pertain to residential and commercial installations, in order to install electrical systems that are safe and free of hazards.
  • Identify types and components of solar systems; their interactions within the installation and utility.
  • Perform site assessment, measurement and troubleshooting practices demonstrating an ability to problem solve and think critically as it pertains to solar installations.

Outcomes from the Advanced Energy Program at Hocking College

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate in Applied Science in Advanced Energy Degree:

  • Perform basic skills in the construction trades.
  • Apply understanding of and engage in safety practices essential to the construction trades.
  • Perform planning and estimating for trade-based projects that ensure the efficiency of the project from concept to completion. 
  • Identify, interpret, and apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) wiring methods that pertain to residential and commercial installations, in order to install electrical systems that are safe and free of hazards.
  • Identify types and components of solar systems; their interactions within the installation and utility.
  • Perform site assessment, measurement and troubleshooting practices demonstrating an ability to problem solve and think critically as it pertains to solar installations.

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. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.


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