Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENERGY 141    Electrical & Mechanical Applications for Solar Installers    4 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an advanced course in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy. Topics include using hardware and software tools for shading and correctly orientating solar panels, the effect PV panel orientation has on system power output and efficiency, what effect optimum PV panel loading has on power produced, and how to perform a load analysis on a residence. Additionally, it covers the use of various manufacturers' software to calculate PV panel string sizing for optimum efficiency when working with grid-tie inverters. National Electrical Code (NEC) and fire code wire sizing, fusing, and other safety instructions and procedures are stressed. The successful completion of this course and ENERGY 142 qualify students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate Achievement Exam leading to the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certificate. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECM.HerzfeldARC MAIN Tech Ed 32119089Textbook
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLABM.HerzfeldARC MAIN Tech Ed 321

ENERGY 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ET 303 and NATR 303
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 120, 125, 129, 133 or higher; NATR 300, or an equivalent transferable life science course; and Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates fundamentals of energy and impacts of energy systems on society and the environment. It explores energy resources, efficiency, conservation, and emerging technologies. Specifically addressed are mechanics, advantages, disadvantages, and sustainability of current and future energy systems. This course also focuses on economic, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of energy production and consumption in the context of the built environment, transportation, food systems, manufacturing, and public services. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have completed NATR 303 or ET 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECP.CylinderARC MAIN ER 00213495TextbookFree Digital Book

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018