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Energy Technology (ENRGY)
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Program Overview:
The Energy Technology degree will introduce students to a full suite of energy systems and technologies, traditional and renewable, which prepares them for careers in the rapidly expanding field of renewable/reusable energy. Coursework/skill preparation crosses many industries including those in energy (ethanol, biodiesel, electricity distribution, solar, and wind), food processing, chemical processing, biological processing, and associated service industries. Employment settings include ethanol plants, refineries, commodity manufacturing plants, and energy processing and distribution plants.

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Semester 1
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FA2017
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.

ENR 1202
Introduction to Biofuels
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This introductory college level biofuels course focuses on combustion fuels made from nonpetroleum sources and introduces the sources, processing, and social impacts of biofuel utilization.

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.

PHY 1111
Technical Physics I
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This is a course in mechanics and fluids for the vocational-technical student. It covers Newton's Laws, conditions for equilibrium, torque, momentum, motion in one and two dimensions, work, energy, power, and fluids.

ELEC
Math Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
16
Semester 2
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FA2017
EDU 1108
Standard First Aid
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This course, which is designed for the general public, consists of regulations, first aid methods and safety procedures. It includes self-help and home care first aid procedures.

ENR 1204
Fossil Fuel Technology
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Students will be introduced to the basic principles and concepts related to the geology, composition, exploration, and utilization of conventional fossil fuels (coal, methane, natural gas, and oil). Sustainability, social, and environmental issues related to fossil fuel development and use will also be addressed.

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.

ENR 1296
Topics in Energy
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Application of energy principles to latest energy technology practices and innovation. A study through specific problems via case studies, simulation, special projects, or problem-solving procedures. The course topic is listed on the student's permanent record. Special Topics courses earn variable credit depending upon the specific level.

ENR 2201
Energy Policies
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This course will examine local, national and international policies that impact energy and energy technologies. Specific issues will include fossil fuels, renewable fuels and biofuels and their impact on the environment, economy and society in general.

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
16
Semester 3
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CHM 1120
Introductory Chemistry
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This course examines definitions, history, and theories of chemistry. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, mole concept, and stoichiometry. Also discussed are gas laws, solutions, and acid-base equilibrium. The course is recommended for non-science majors, nursing and allied health majors. Science credit is not granted for both CHM 1120 and CHM 1130. PREREQUISITES:PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra or high school algebra.

ENR 2202
Energy Efficiency & Comparison
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Study of the analytical techniques used to reduce energy consumption in residential and commercial building systems. Energy accounting, auditing, management, and efficiency will be covered. Other topics include: Green building techniques, purchasing energy supplies, HVAC and space conditioning, motors, and pumps.

MAN 1211
Industrial Electricity
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This course provides instruction in industrial electricity including atomic structure, metric system, electrical qualities, series circuits, parallel circuits, combination circuits, simple control devices, and control relays. Emphasis is placed on applying classroom theory to lab reality and basic troubleshooting of electrical circuits is taught.

ELEC
Computer Elective marked
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ELEC
Humanities Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
18
Semester 4
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BUS 2101
Business Law I
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Introduction to the legal system as it affects business activity. Areas of concentration include formation and nature of contracts, the agency relationships, and the Uniform Commercial Code Law of Sales and Commercial Paper.

ENR 2203
Renewable Fuels
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This course will define and identify renewable energy sources; explore the fuel characteristics; infrastructure needed to produce, store, distribute, and use them. Social, economic, and environmental impacts of the use of renewable energy sources will be addressed.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

MAN 1221
Motors/Motor Controls
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This course will teach the operational theories and trouble-shooting techniques of DC and AC single- and three-phase motors and motor controls as found in industrial and manufacturing settings. Topics to be covered include safety, magnetism and electromagnetism, Lorentz forces, single phase AC motor operations and construction, three phase AC motor operations and construction, DC motor operations and construction, industrial voltages, motor starters, overload contacts, reversing motor contacts, and variable frequency drives. PREREQUISITE: ELC 1604 Basic Electricity or instructor consent.

PTT 2205
P-Tech Quality Control
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Process Technology Industry Quality Control concepts and applications are discussed including multiple industry applications of quality control methods and techniques. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools applicable to process management, process flow charting, process monitoring, and problem solving. PREREQUISITE: MTH 1201 Technical Mathematics.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

Term Total
18
Recommended Electives
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FA2017
AGP 1261
Supervised Occupational Experience I
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The student trains on the job at an approved farm production or farm related business and is supervised by an employer and college coordinator. Supervised occupational experience occurs during spring soil tillage and planting season. Variable credit based on 75 hours of employment equated to one semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: Student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in agriculture and be currently enrolled in the Agricultural Production curriculum.

BUS 2104
Business Economics
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Prices and incomes, depression and inflation, competition and monopoly, supply and demand, money and the government will be considered.

ENR 2204
Alternative Fuel Production II
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Students will assist in making alternatives fuels such as methane and ethanol. Safety, collection, processing and use of feed stocks 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

INM 2210
Occupational Safety (OSHA)
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This course is based on the Occupational Safety & Health Training Course in General Industry Safety & Health and the Illinois Onsite Safety & Health Consultation Program. In this course the student will learn what the OSH Act is and why it became necessary in protecting the workforce in the United States, what the Federal Code of Regulations are and how to identify workplace hazards, and also how to work with industrial managers in eliminating these workplace hazards. PREREQUISITE: CIS 1104 Intro to Online Learning. Repeatable 3 times to upgrade current safety skill levels and qualifications requirement.

MAN 1202
Industrial Safety
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Focuses upon the nature, background, importance, and needs in industrial safety. Major emphasis is placed on regulatory aspects of industrial safety, identification and controlling safety hazards, accident and injury analysis, development of safety goals, material handling, and fire prevention and protection.

Term Total
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