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Sustainability Technologies

Sustainability Technologies Courses

Spring 2015, January 12 - May 14

For registration information contact Laura Lauffer at 919-545-8032.

ALT 110 - Biofuels I

Classroom Hours: Thursday 2:00P - 4:50P

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of bio-based fuels. Emphasis is placed on proper handling and use guidelines, basic chemistry of biofuels, production methods, and the social, environmental, and economic impacts of biofuels. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of biofuels.

ALT 250 - Thermal Systems

Classroom Hours: Tuesday 3:00P - 4:50P and 5:00P - 6:50P

This course introduces concepts, tools, techniques, and materials used to convert thermal energy into a viable, renewable energy resource. Topics include forced convection, heat flow and exchange, radiation, the various elements of thermal system design, regulations, and system installation and maintenance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of geothermal and solar thermal systems and corresponding regulations.

ARC 111 - Intro to Arch Technology

Classroom Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:30A - 12:55P and 9:30A - 12:55P

This course introduces basic architectural drafting techniques, lettering, use of architectural and engineer scales, and sketching. Topics include orthographic, axonometric, and oblique drawing techniques using architectural plans, elevations, sections, and details; reprographic techniques; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and print scaled drawings within minimum architectural standards.

COE 111 - Co-op Work Experience

This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

CST 112 - Construction II

Prerequisite: CST 111

Classroom Hours: Friday 9:00A - 11:50A and 1:00P - 3:50P

This course covers building methods and materials used to dry-in a building. Topics include safety, ceiling/roof framing applications, roof finishes, windows, and exterior doors. Upon completion, students should be able to safely erect different roof types and properly install windows and exterior doors, roofing, and exterior finish materials.

ELC 220 - Photovoltaic Systems Tech

Classroom Hours: Tuesday 9:00A - 1:50P

This course introduces the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to understand systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (pv) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, and advances in photovoltaic technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of photovoltaic technology and current applications.

SST 110 - Intro to Sustainability

Classroom Hours: Monday 2:00P - 4:50P

This course introduces sustainability issues and individual contributions toward environmental sustainability. Topics include management processes needed to maximize renewable/nonrenewable energy resources, economics of sustainability, and reduction of environmental impacts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss sustainability practices and demonstrate an understanding of their effectiveness and impacts.

SST 130 - Modeling Renewable Energy

Classroom Hours Thursday 6:00P - 9:50P

This course introduces software and other technologies used for modeling renewable energy systems. Topics include renewable energy modeling software applications, data analysis, renewable energy sources, and cost of renewable energy systems. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate technology to model the effectiveness of renewable energy systems.

SST 210 - Issues in Sustainability

Classroom Hours: Thursday 9:00A - 11:50A

This course introduces the long-term impacts and difficulties of applying sustainability concepts in an organization, business, or society. Topics include the application of sustainable technologies and the analysis of affordability, efficiencies, recycling, and small and large-scale design. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize the possible limitations of sustainable technologies and be prepared to reconcile such conflicts.

SST 250 - Capstone Project

Classroom Hours: Thursday 1:00P - 1:50P

This course introduces an integrated team approach to a sustainability topic of interest to students, faculty, or professional community. Topics include problem identification, proposal preparation, conceptual design, and an effective project work schedule. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate the many facets of a topic based on environmental sustainability into a completed project.