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C122
Alternative Fuels (ENRGY)
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Program Overview:
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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FA2019
SP2020
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 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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FA2019
SP2020
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 will expose students to the breadth of biological concepts by including ecology, biodiversity, evolution, physiology and health, and human populations as they apply to natural and managed systems. It will engage students in science as a structured process that generates and refines knowledge through evidence-based decisions and emphasizes the value and contributions of environmental science to society.

Term Total
9
Program Total
14


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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