Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Energy Production and Distribution Technologies

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including summer)

Students in the Energy Production and Distribution Technologies program study the technical fundamentals necessary for a career in the energy industry, with particular attention focused on utility-scale wind turbine repair and maintenance. Required coursework includes the study of mechanical drive systems, schematic reading, maintenance fundamentals, programmable logic controllers, and electrical theory and troubleshooting. Students are able to apply these concepts by regularly climbing, and participating in learning activities on the 2.5 MW wind turbine located on the Kirkwood Community College Campus.

Graduates of this program can go on to complete a four-year degree at UNI or the U of I.

The Energy Production and Distribution Technologies program requires completion of the following third-party credentials: OSHA 10-hour General Industry, 50+ High Voltage Arc Flash, Residential Voltage Arc Flash, Rigging, Lifting and Cribbing, JSEA-Job Safety & Environmental Analysis, Adult First Aid with CPR, Forklift class 1,3,4,5,7, Electrostatic Discharge, Tower and Climb Rescue, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Career opportunities: Wind Turbine Service Technicians; Wind Energy Project Managers; Wind Energy Operations Managers; Electrical and Electronic Repairers; Maintenance and Repair Workers; Electro-Mechanical Technician.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

ELE-364

Basic Electrical Circuits

4

IND-156

Microcomputers for the Trades OR

2

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

 

IND-167

Torqueing and Tensioning

1

ATR-300

Mechanical Drive Systems I

2

MAT-232

Applied Industrial Math for Technicians

3

MAT-234

Applied Electrical Mathematics for Technicians

1

SER-137

Introduction to Sustainable Energy Production

2

 

 

15

Term 2-Spring

PHY-180

Applied Physics I OR

2

PHY-190

Physics I OR

 

PHY-120

Introductory Physics

 

ELT-224

Motors and Transformers

5

ATR-310

Industrial Controls

5

ATR-136

Programmable Logic Controllers for Manufacturing

4

 

 

16

Term 3-Summer

WTT-101

Wind Turbine Orientation

1

WTT-932

Wind Energy Internship OR

4

IND-196

Fundamentals of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

 

 

 

5

Term 4-Fall

WTT-102

Introduction to Wind Energy

2

WTT-111

Wind Turbine Technical Foundations I

4

WTT-112

Wind Turbine Technical Foundations II

4

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Communications Course

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

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Social Science Course

 

 

 

16

Term 5-Spring

SER-138

Electrical Power Distribution Systems

2

WTT-502

Wind Turbine Troubleshooting

4

WTT-450

Wind Turbine Maintenance

4

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Humanities or History/Cultures Course

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

68

Optional

EGT-415

PLTW-Environmental Sustainability

3

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