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Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree prepares graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for careers in firms that manage, design, build, market or operate clean energy technologies in the built environment. The program focuses on clean energy technologies and practices that can achieve (or approach) “Net Zero Energy” in buildings. Shoreline works with professional affiliates, advisory committees and accreditation guidelines to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand for employment.

Program Advisor:

Louise Petruzzella
206-546-4567 lpetruzzella2@shoreline.edu Rm 1409

AAAS Degree (90 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 90 Credits
Completion Award: A.A.A.S. Degree
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: https://www.shoreline.edu/science/clean-energy-technology/

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General Education Requirements - 15-20 Credits

Communication Skills: (5 Credits)

Choose either BTWRT 215  or ENGL& 101 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning: (5 Credits)

Choose either MATH& 146  or BUS 102 .

Human Relations: (2-5 Credits)

Choose either BUS 104  or BUS 105 .

Multicultural Understanding: (3-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 103 , CMST 203 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 EDUC& 240 .

Clean Energy Requirements - 45 Credits

Choose courses depending on your skills and interests.

Foundations: NRG 101 , NRG 102 , NRG 110 , NRG 180 
Renewable Energy: NRG 105 , NRG 120 , NRG 123 , NRG 220 , NRG 223  
High Performing Buildings: NRG 161 , NRG 162 , NRG 163 , NRG 200 
Virtual Design and Electives: NRG 181 , NRG 201 , NRG 202 , NRG 225 , NRG 226 , NRG 290 
Sustainable Business: BUS 217 , BUS 218 , BUS 219  

Entrepreneurship Requirements - 20 Credits

Choose four courses from the following list: ACCT& 201 , ACCT& 203 , BUS 180 , BUS& 201 , BUS 270  

Program Electives - 5-10 Credits to reach 90 credits

Choose courses depending on your skills and interests.

Computing Skills course choices: BUSTC 101 , BUSTC 105 , BUSTC 128 , BUSTC 150 , BUSTC 160 , BTWRT 115  
Additional course choices: CMST& 220 , ECON& 201 , BUS 120 , BUS 135 , BUS 141 , BUS 215 , BUS 220 , BUS 235 , BUS 240 , BUS 250 , or any listed BUS or NRG courses on guide.

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship-What is it?

The Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship AAAS degree expands on the related technical certificate program. Like the certificate, the AAAS provides students with a background in alternative energy systems, building science, energy efficiency in buildings, and high performing building systems. Specialties include sustainable (green) building and photovoltaic (solar electric) systems design. The AAAS adds to the technical certificate a background of sustainable business practices and entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on the practices required to achieve “Net Zero Energy” in the built environment. The program uses an “applications oriented” learning method through realistic design projects and hands-on learning labs.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program-by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Apply a knowledge of mathematics, building science and electricity to practical problems in the clean energy field.
  2. Read, visualize and interpret building plans and models including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical components that affect building energy requirements.
  3. Utilize building energy calculations and economic tools to inform decision making and design for clean energy technologies,
  4. Complete an energy analysis of a building including benchmarking, envelope, heating, cooling, ventilating, lighting, service water, plug loads and renewable energy systems.
  5. Identify, describe and analyze common solar PV, solar thermal, cooling, heating, lighting and service water processes for commonly applied technologies.
  6. Layout, size, model and specify system components to meet design requirements for clean energy technologies.
  7. Utilize virtual design and modeling techniques to model, design and create construction documents for clean energy technology systems.
  8. Understand the applied code, safety, associated equipment and performance parameters and attributes required for the design, installation and maintenance of clean energy technologies.
  9. Apply sustainable business practices to clean energy technology business models.
  10. Utilize standard accounting practices, project management skills, a knowledge of business law and other business practices to support clean energy technology businesses.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Clean Energy Technology & Entrepreneurship?

Graduates can work in a wide variety of entry level positions such as: renewable energy or high performing systems designers, building energy analysts, energy management specialists, commissioning specialists, facilities operations, technical sales, and project managers. Entry level wages range from $14 to $25 an hour.

Potential employers include: A variety of regional and national firms including solar installation firms, consulting engineering firms, architects, contractors, building owners, utilities, and manufacturers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101


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