The Energy Systems program teaches students the fundamentals of electricity, magnetism, photovoltaic electrical systems, and wind generation. This program will emphasize techniques to harness the earth’s renewable energy sources. Students will study energy related applications, design and installation, and renewable energy topics. Students will learn residential and commercial wiring techniques, programming controls and electrical motors. Students will also learn to apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) for safe and reliable electrical installations. Solar street lighting, photovoltaic electrical systems, wind turbine fabrication and installation, and collection of wind resources will also be covered in addition to stand-alone, grid-tied, and net-metering systems.
Students will explore science, mathematics, technology, and engineering while they study the transformation of mechanical energy to electrical energy. Moreover, the design and construction of photovoltaic, wind, and solar systems will enable students to supplement existing energy needs at home, in their communities, and throughout the Navajo Nation. This degree program offers hands-on training that will not only prepare students to compete for job opportunities in the traditional construction and service-related industries, but also meet the challenge for the growing demand in the development of eco-friendly renewable energy systems.
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A.A.S. - Energy Systems Requirements: 64 Credits
MTH-121 or higher
|General Education Requirements||Credits|
|English / Communication:||6|
|COM-130 or COM-150|
|MTH-121 or higher|
|Diné Studies:||3 – 4|
|Natural or Physical Science||4|
|Humanities / Social Science:||3|
|Information Tech / Applied Computers||3|
|CMP-101 or higher|
|Energy Systems Core Requirements|
|ELC-101 Electrical Theory I||4|
|ERS-104 Electrical Mathematics||3|
|ELC-111 Commercial Wiring||4|
|ERS-102 Photovoltaic Theory / Design||3|
|ENV-102 Environmental Science I||4|
|ELC-102 Electrical Theory Lab I||2|
|ERS-106 Wind and Solar Power||3|
|GIT-110 Geographic Information Systems I||3|
|ERS-114 National Electrical Code Exam Prep||3|
|ERS-115 Systems Control||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||64|
Raymond Griego, Master Technical Instructor of Alternative Energy
B.S., Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University
Secondary 7-12 License #210167, Level 2: Endorsement Technology Education, Post-Secondary License #210167, Level 2; Endorsement Vocational Technical, NM Dept. of Educ.
Journeyman's Electrician, NM State Regulations and Licensing
Department Certificate, Photocoltaic/Wind Installations, Solar Energy
Journeyman's Inside Wireman Card #D641905, IBEW Local 611