SRJC Course Outlines

10/26/2020 12:33:55 PMRENRG 101 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RENRG 101Title:  RENEWABLE ENERGY CAREERS  
Full Title:  Renewable Energy Industry Careers
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the renewable energy industry including solar, wind, geothermal energy and their distribution. Discussion to include careers within the industry, the employment working conditions, social aspects, educational and experience requirements, and potential income opportunities.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the renewable energy industry including solar, wind, geothermal energy and their distribution. Discussion to include careers within the industry, the employment working conditions, social aspects, educational and experience requirements, and potential income opportunities.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the jobs available and plan for a career in the renewable energy industry.
2.  Describe the skills and education needed to pursue renewable energy industry careers.
3.  Describe the basic components in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Review careers in the renewable energy industry including the roles and responsibilities of
    employees.
2. Form a basic understanding of career opportunities and challenges in the renewable
    energy industry.
3. Create a professional resume and career map for in the renewable energy industry.
4. Explore the components and technology in a basic solar PV system.

Topics and Scope
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I. Renewable Energy Overview
    A. Solar photovoltaic (PV)
    B. Wind
    C. Geothermal
    D. Small hydroelectric
    E. Bio-mass
    F. Hydrogen fuel cells
    G. Tidal
    H. Energy storage
II. Distribution
    A. Grid services
    B. Distributed generation
III. Renewable Energy Companies
    A. Company structure and organization
    B. Specialization and areas of expertise
         1. Off-grid solar PV systems
         2. Grid tie solar PV systems
         3. Solar thermal
IV. Renewable Energy Industry Careers
    A. Consulting
    B. Design
    C. Sales and marketing
    D. Distribution
    E. Installation
    F. Manufacturing
    G. Operations and maintenance
    H. Structural engineering
    I.  Electrical engineering
    J. Utility interconnection
    K. Energy compliance consulting (California Title 24)
    L. Policy development
    M. Education and training
V. Career Maps and Resumes

Assignments:
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1. Assigned readings (10-30 pages per week)
2. Weekly problem sets
3. Quizzes (5-10)
4. Midterm exam
5. Writing resumes and career map
6. Presentation of final career map and resume

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 30%
Career maps and resumes
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 20%
Problem sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Presentation of final career map and resume
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Quizzes, midterm exam, final career map and resume
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Careers in Renewable Energy. 2nd ed. NcNamee, Gregory. PixyJack Press. 2014 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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