Alternate Energies (AET)

AET 2010     Solar and Other Renewable Energy Systems     4 Credit Hours

The student will learn and demonstrate the principles of energy efficient and solar design analysis and construction. Students will analyze the solar energy systems and will calculate solar savings fractions, backup heat needs, and economic analysis. The student will investigate the technologies and applications of other non-polluting and renewable forms of energy including wind power, photovoltaic, and alternative transportation vehicles. Course/lab fees.

AET 2104     Sustainable and Green Design     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or consent of instructor.
The course will demonstrate the principles of sustainable and green design, analysis, and production at the product, building, company and community levels. Students will create sustainable designs and will analyze designs for materials, renewable energies contribution, auxiliary heat needs, and environmental and economic impacts and potentials. The course will also cover applications and careers in the sustainable design, construction and production fields. Course/lab fees.

AET 2200     Wind, Hydro and Biomass     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or consent of instructor.
This course is designed for individuals who are interested in researching and/or designing and implementing sustainable energy technologies projects that include wind, hydro and biomass. Examples of these projects are: small wind design, analysis of biomass fuels for cost effectiveness and environmental impacts, small low head hydro, and technical, policy and potentials for community based energy systems. Course/lab fees.

AET 2400     Energy Management     4 Credit Hours

The student will perform critical examinations of energy consuming facilities both domestic and commercial for the purpose of identifying energy conservation opportunities. In addition, the student will identify various energy conservation techniques as well as equipment which can be installed to further conserve energy. Energy audits will be performed at various facilities in the students' vicinities. Course/lab fees.

AET 2421     Independent Research and Applications of Sustainable Technologies     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or AET 2400; or consent of instructor.
This course is designed for persons who are interested in researching and/or designing and implementing sustainable energy technologies projects. Examples of these projects include: programming energy management systems and conducting performance tests; conducting a technical and economic analysis of potential for a sustainable energy project.

AET 2422     Independent Research and Applications of Sustainable Technologies     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or AET 2400; or consent of instructor.
This course is designed for persons who are interested in researching and/or designing and implementing sustainable energy technologies projects. Examples of these projects include: programming energy management systems and conducting performance tests; conducting a technical and economic analysis of potential for a sustainable energy project.

AET 2423     Independent Research and Applications of Sustainable Technologies     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or AET 2400; or consent of instructor.
This course is designed for persons who are interested in researching and/or designing and implementing sustainable energy technologies projects. Examples of these projects include: programming energy management systems and conducting performance tests; conducting a technical and economic analysis of potential for a sustainable energy project.

AET 2424     Independent Research and Applications of Sustainable Technologies     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or AET 2400; or consent of instructor.
This course is designed for persons who are interested in researching and/or designing and implementing sustainable energy technologies projects. Examples of these projects include: programming energy management systems and conducting performance tests; conducting a technical and economic analysis of potential for a sustainable energy project.

AET 2510     Direct Digital Controls     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2400, CIS 1050, and TER 1800; or consent of instructor.
This course is designed to investigate the theory, operation, design considerations, and servicing of advanced commercial and industrial computerized control systems. Additional emphasis will be given to computerized single zone and multi-zone/VAV systems, as well as other computerized applications as presently used and/or proposed in automated building control. Course/lab fees.

AET 2600     Technical Design for Sustainable Products Presentation     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or consent of instructor.
This course will help prepare and credential students for the wide array of jobs in technical design for sustainable energies and products presentation. The course will also cover the technical presentation principles necessary for technicians, managers and business owners. Students will apply these concepts to real world sustainability issues and will describe the skills to help create sustainability related technical presentation solutions for businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies and neighborhoods.

AET 2700     Sustainable Products and Processes     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AET 2010 or consent of instructor.
This course will demonstrate the principles of sustainable product and process design and implementation. Participants will demonstrate how to infuse sustainable design into the plans for products and processes in multiple industries and will apply these concepts to real world sustainability issues. Further, the course will describe how to create sustainability related solutions for businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies and neighborhoods. Course/lab fees.

AET 2720     Retro-commissioning of Commercial Buildings     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: APP 2170, TER 1310, TER 1390, TER 1410
This course is designed to introduce the student to a process that ensures new or existing building's mechanical equipment and operates as efficiently as possible. Students will be shown how to produce a building retro-commissioning plan that meets the unique needs of the owner and occupants. Course/lab fees.