Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 this program learn about complex mechanical electrical systems, including megawatt windmills, steam driven turbines and solar fields that turn sunlight into electricity. 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, Nacelle Rescue, Top of the Nacelle Rescue, Confined Space Blade Rescue, Hub Rescue, Ladder Climb, Rescue SKED Training, Fall Prevention and Protection and Suspension Trauma, Tower Serf Rescue, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Career opportunities: wind energy specialist; photovoltaic installer; industrial mechanic; data acquisition specialist; electro-mechanical technician.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

ELE-233

Electrical Safety and Shop Methods

1

ELE-235

Electrical Theory, Measurement and Circuits

3

ELE-238

AC, Magnetism, Transformers and Relays

1

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

 

 

16

Term 2-Spring

PHY-180

Applied Physics I OR

2

PHY-190

Physics I OR

 

PHY-120

Introductory Physics

 

ELT-105

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

2

ELT-128

Introduction to PLC Programming and Control

2

ELT-224

Motors and Transformers

5

ATR-310

Industrial Controls

5

 

 

16

Term 3-Summer

IND-196

Fundamentals of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems OR

5

WTT-101

Wind Turbine Orientation OR

 

WTT-932

Wind Energy Internship

 

 

 

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

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR

3

SPC-112

Public Speaking

 

 

 

19

Total program credit hours

72

Optional

EGT-415

PLTW-Environmental Sustainability

3

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