Electrical Technology: Renewable Energy Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree — ELTR.AAS.C39

The Electrical Technology program prepares students to construct, install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical circuits and systems. Basic knowledge, fundamental skills and industry standards will be emphasized as students learn to work in the field of electrical technology.

All degree-seeking students in this program take the same common core of freshman-level courses; however, four specializations are offered for students to develop skills in a specific area of interest. The four specialization tracks are: Industrial Electrical Technology, Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, Industrial Machinery Maintenance, and Renewable Energy Technology.

Students will be required to purchase a minimum set of components and/or tools in some courses. Electrical Technology graduates are generally prepared to enter electrical technology programs at selected colleges and universities with junior status.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

Program coordinator: Tim Wilhelm, email twilhelm@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8864.

Electrical Technology core courses (7 courses)
Credit hours: 26

  • * ELTR 1024 - Basic Circuit Analysis
  • ELTR 1034 - Fluid Power
  • ELTR 1064 - Fundamentals of Electricity1
  • * ELTR 1114 - Digital Fundamentals
  • ELTR 1402 - Industrial Safety
  • * ELTR 2074 - DC & AC Rotating Machines
  • * DRFT 2114 - AutoCAD I

General Education (5 courses)
Credit hours: 16

  • * ENGL 1413 - Fundamentals of Writing2
  • BSNS 1603 - Business Communications 2
  • * MATH 1123 - Technical Mathematics II 3
  • * PSCI 1514 - Introduction to Physical Science — Chemistry & Physics
  • * SOCY 2513 - Sociology  

Renewable Energy Track 4 (7 courses)
Credit hours: 26 

  • * ELTR 1044 - Semiconductor Electronics
  • * ELTR 1174 - National Electric Code & Writing Methods
  • * ELTR 1223 - Survey of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • * ELTR 2314 - Intro to Solar-Thermal Technology
  • * ELTR 2324 - Intro to Small-Wind Energy Tech
  • * ELTR 2334 - Intro to Solar-Photovoltaic Tech
  • * MATH 2113 - Technical Mathematics III

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 68
*Course has prerequisite.

1 Those who have completed ELTR 1014 or both ELTR 1062 and ELTR 1072 will not be required to take ELTR 1064.

2 For transfer students, a higher level English course may be substituted.

3 For transfer students, a higher level mathematics course may be substituted.

Renewable Energy Technology Track 4
Suggested course sequence

Fall semester (first year)
* DRFT 2114 3 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1034 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1064 4 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 1223 3 cr. hrs.

Spring semester (first year)
* ELTR 1024 4 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 1174 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1402 2 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1413 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1123 3 cr. hrs.

Fall semester (second year)
* ELTR 1044 4 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 2314 4 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 2324 4 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2113 3 cr. hrs.
* PSCI 1514 4 cr. hrs.

Spring semester (second year)
BSNS 1603 3 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 1114 4 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 2074 4 cr. hrs.
* ELTR 2334 4 cr. hrs.
* SOCY 2513 3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.