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Advanced Energy

Program


Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Energy

The Advanced Energy program is offered exclusively at our Energy Institute in Logan, Ohio.
 
Be on the cutting edge of technology with Hocking College’s program in Advanced Energy technology. As the United States strives to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and to reduce greenhouse gasses generated by traditional fossil fuels such as gasoline, a great demand for energy technicians trained to construct, install, troubleshoot, modify and test multiple types of advanced energy equipment has been created. Hocking’s advanced energy degree program trains you in non-fossil fuel energy applications and prepares you for a wide variety of advanced energy jobs. Your course of study includes mobile, stationary and portable fuel cells as well as solar and wind power.
 
A fuel cell is a device that uses hydrogen (the simplest element known to mankind) to create electricity. Fuel cell technologies are being developed to power vehicles, commercial buildings and homes, as well as large-scale usage power plants. Fuel cells are quiet, clean and efficient. You will not only study fuel cell technology and principles, but will also learn the requirements for configuring and building equipment to test single and stacked fuel cell arrangements.
 
The study of commercial, industrial and residential use of solar electrical systems and wind turbines provides you with a well-rounded background in other forms of advanced energy. System costs, maintenance and appropriate applications will also be examined. Your studies will also include the production of biodiesel fuel, which is used in the college’s vehicle fleet.

The advanced energy degree program from Hocking College prepares you for the workforce through a comprehensive, well-rounded education in the world of advanced energy. With this unique set of courses, you will be set for a variety of advanced energy jobs.

Program Outcomes


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

  • Installs, operates, and maintains advanced energy systems;
  • Exhibits customer and workplace courtesy;
  • Utilizes math, science and engineering techniques to implement advanced energy solutions;
  • Determines technical and economic advantages of advanced energy systems using applicable computer software, appropriate research and networking;
  • Applies technology and drafting/design skills in manufacturing process;
  • Demonstrates business and leadership skills;
  • Implements, practices, and monitors safety measures;
  • Utilizes project management, time management and organizational skills;
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with co-workers, customers and vendors; and,
  • Interacts with customers, and educates local community members on advanced energy standards, incentives and environmental regulations.

Curriculum

HOCKING COLLEGE

Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Energy

Course of Study

For students entering May 2014


COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AE-1101Electricity & Wiring Prac. I3.006.005.00$435.00
CM-1101Basic Construction Safety2.001.002.00$25.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
CHEM-1101Fundamentals of Chemistry3.003.004.00$50.00
AE-1000Introduction to Alternative Energy1.003.002.00$80.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
ORMATH-1113College Algebra4.000.004.00$40.00
Totals13.00-14.0013.0017.00-18.00$670.00
 
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AE-1102Intro to Sustainable Building Technology1.000.001.00$50.00
AE-1201Electricity & Wiring Prac. II3.006.005.00$325.00
MICS-1141Introduction to Word & Excel0.002.001.00$60.00
ENGL-1122English Composition I3.000.003.00$40.00
PHYS-1202Physics - Heat, Light, and Sound3.003.004.00$60.00
Totals10.0011.0014.00$535.00
 
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AE-2101Solar Photovoltaic Systems I3.003.004.00$435.00
AE-2104Electrochemical Energy and Fuel Cells2.003.003.00$275.00
AE-2106Wind & Hydroelectric Power Generation2.003.003.00$150.00
COMM-1130Speech3.000.003.00$40.00
ENGL-1152Research Skills1.000.001.00$15.00
Totals11.009.0014.00$915.00
 
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
AE-2102Solar Photovoltaic Systems II4.003.005.00$325.00
AE-2108Solar Thermal Energy Systems2.003.003.00$250.00
SUPR-1239Construction Supervision3.000.003.00$70.00
PSYC-1120Organizational Behavior3.000.003.00$15.00
AE-2200Alternative Energy Capstone2.006.004.00$120.00
Totals14.0012.0018.00$780.00

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:
63.00-64.00$2,900.00

Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities


Possible job opportunities for the Advanced Energy program graduates include:

  • Hydrogen Storage Technician
  • Advanced Battery Development Technician
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Production Technician
  • Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Technician
  • Cryogenics Technician
  • Fuel Cell Research & Development Technical Assistant
  • Advanced Energy Research & Development Technical Assistant
  • Solar Photovoltaics Installation Technician
  • Biofuels Processing Technician
  • Biofuels Research & Development Technical Assistant
  • Wind Energy Technician
Hocking College

Hocking College Energy Institute
30140 Iles Road
Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740.380.9315
Fax: 740.380.1241
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