Credit Courses

(ERG) Energy

ERG 111 - Alternative Energy Sources (3 credits)
An introduction to electrical energy generation and its impact on the environment and society. Various energy alternatives such as solar, wind, geothermal, ocean and fuel cells are examined, along with the positive and negative aspects of each. 3 lecture hours
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ERG 112 - Energy Audit and Weatherization (3 credits)
Prerequisite: placement in college-level math and English
Introduction to the analysis of energy use in buildings, the basic principles of insulation and weatherization, and the tools needed to conduct an energy audit. Topics include heat transfer through the building envelope as well as applicable codes and regulations for residential and light commercial building construction. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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ERG 113 - Solar Installation Technology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: placement in college-level math and English
Introduction to the solar PV industry. Covers system types and efficiencies, solar site evaluation, differences between grid intertie and off-grid systems and associated components. Students use materials and tools common in solar panel installation. Safety on the job is emphasized. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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