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C122
Alternative Fuels (ENRGY)
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Biofuels (ENRGY C122) Wabash Valley College Effective Term 201060 A biofuel is defined as any solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel produced from organic (once-living) matter. The term biofuel covers a wide range of products and is used globally; the most common use for biofuels is in automotive transport (i.e. E10 fuel). In addition, biodiesel blends up to B20 (20% biodiesel) are common in the trucking, agricultural, and construction fields. As engines are certified to run on B100, it is expected that demand for this fuel product will grow. Biofuel can be produced from any carbon source that can be replenished rapidly, e.g. plants. Many different plants and plant-derived materials are used for the manufacturing of biofuels. Potential customers for an alternative/biofuels program cross many industries including those in energy (ethanol, biodiesel, electricity distribution, solar, and wind), food processing, chemical processing, biological processing, and associated service industries. Potential employment settings include ethanol plants, refineries, commodity manufacturing plants, and energy processing and distribution plants. Specific classes of job categories include typical manufacturing plant positions such as engineering, technicians, process operators, process technicians, maintenance technicians, and science technicians. This certificate is a specialized program that requires strong skills with a foundation in math, science, communications, computing, and management.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
EDU 1108
Standard Red Cross First Aid
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This course, which is designed for the general public, consists of regulations, American Red Cross first aid methods and safety procedures. It includes self-help and home care first aid procedures.

ENR 1201
Intro to Energy
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This course will explain the basic principles behind the use of energy, including energy mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Conventional and renewable energy systems will be studied and their impact on the environment will be analyzed.

Term Total
5
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
ENR 1203
Biofuel Production
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Students will assist in making biodiesel from waste vegetable oil from commercial food preparation kitchens. Safety, collection, processing and use of biodiesel and other renewable fuels will be discussed. Field trips, case studies, and class projects may also be used to investigate the use of conventional and renewable energy sources.

ENR 1205
Effects of Alternative Fuels
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This course will study the effects and performance of alternative fuels on engines. It includes data collection, analysis of performance and effects on engines, and determination of beneficial and adverse effects in relation to alternative fuel use on an engine.

LSC 1105
Environmental Biology
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This course is a study of the relationships of natural resources to human's social and economic welfare. It is designed to make students aware of components, structures, and functions of ecological processes and human impacts on the environment. It includes the history and causes of present environmental problems and analysis of proposed solutions.

Term Total
9
Program Total
14


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