Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2019-2020

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 examine and practice the technical fundamentals necessary for a career in the renewable energy industry, with particular attention focused on wind and solar electricity generation. Required coursework includes the study of safe work practices, electrical theory and troubleshooting, mechanical drive systems, fluid power systems, basic framing and construction concepts, and detailed explorations of both wind and solar electrical generation systems. The multiple solar and wind generation systems installed on the Kirkwood Community College campus allow students a real world opportunity to apply the concepts and skills learned in classrooms and labs.

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

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

Photovoltaic Technologies diploma: The Photovoltaic Systems diploma is an alternative to the Energy Production and Distribution Technologies A.A.S. degree and provides basic electrical, construction, and solar energy courses for students seeking entry-level positions in the solar industry. This diploma also requires the OSHA-10 Construction and the 50+ High Voltage Arc Flash and Residential Arc Flash credentials.

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-126

Energy Industry Fundamentals

5

 

 

18

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

ATR-302

Mechanical Drive Systems II

1

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

WTT-101

Wind Turbine Orientation

1

SER-932

Internship OR

5

IND-196

Fundamentals of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

 

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Communications Course

3

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Humanities Course

3

 

 

12

Term 4-Fall

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-212

Carpentry Fundamentals II

3

SER-127

Batteries and Inverters

2

SER-128

Electrical Schematics

2

SER-129

Photovoltaic Systems I

2

WTT-113

Wind Energy Systems I

3

SER-131

Data Acquisition for Renewable Energy

1

 

 

16

Term 5-Spring

SER-132

Electrical Troubleshooting

2

SER-133

Photovoltaic Systems II

3

WTT-132

Wind Energy Systems II

3

WEL-208

Introduction to Fabrication

2

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Communications Course

3

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Social Science Course

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

79

Optional

EGT-415

PLTW-Environmental Sustainability

3

Photovoltaic Technologies Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

ELE-364

Basic Electrical Circuits

4

MAT-232

Applied Industrial Math for Technicians

3

MAT-234

Applied Electrical Mathematics for Technicians

1

CON-101

Architectural Plans and Specifications

3

CON-212

Carpentry Fundamentals II

3

SER-127

Batteries and Inverters

2

SER-128

Electrical Schematics

2

SER-129

Photovoltaic Systems I

2

 

 

20

Term 2

ATR-310

Industrial Controls

5

SER-133

Photovoltaic Systems II

3

WEL-208

Introduction to Fabrication

2

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Communications Course

3

 

 

13

Total program credit hours

33

*The following 3rd Party Credentials are associated with this course: OSHA 10-Hour-Construction, 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 Climb and Rescue, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

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