Course Number and Title: NRG 204 - Work Experience: Renewable Energy Solar
This course provides students with practical experience in the renewable solar energy field.
Scientific calculator (preferably TI-83+), Notebook/Journal
Students work in an energy-related work experience position for a minimum of 144 hours.
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- Apply technical skills needed in the industry as they relate to the position. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 3, 4, 5)
- Perform responsibilities as related to the position. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Apply proper care and safety techniques while performing all activities. (CCC 1, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4)
- Apply appropriate aspects of mathematics, science, and environmental disciplines as required in the position. (CCC 2, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)
- Describe design and management problems as they relate to the position. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 5, 7)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Apply technical skills needed in the industry as they relate to the position.
- Conduct studies as related to the position.
- Distinguish proper application of management methods required for task(s) assigned.
- Demonstrate accurate interpretation of energy use data.
- Recommend behavioral and technological modifications necessary to improve energy efficiency and energy conservation.
- Employ data collection and analysis as required by proper practices to evaluate, design systems, and generate energy.
- Perform duties as related to the position.
- Gather relevant energy use and needs to confirm previously identified opportunities.
- Identify and compare common techniques that are related to the position within the industry.
- Present identified projects along with analyses and recommendations to the work experience employer.
- Apply proper care and safety techniques while performing all activities.
- Identify proper tools needed to ensure safety.
- Demonstrate the proper use of all tools required in the work environment.
- Employ safe operation practices and methods.
- Apply appropriate aspects of the mathematics, science, and environmental disciplines as required in the position.
- Collect and share information in an approved format.
- Tabulate and analyze trends in data collected using appropriate tools and software.
- Implement proper strategies as determined by the demands of the workplace.
- Describe design and management problems as they relate to the specific position.
- Maintain a journal of each day’s activities, terminology, problems, and possible solutions.
- Prepare and present a detailed report summarizing the experience.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operations and energy consumption.
- Calculate, analyze, and verify the energy use of buildings based upon the interaction of energy consuming building systems.
- Evaluate residential buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
- Prepare and present technical reports.
- Analyze the economic, environmental, and business implications of potential energy measures.
- Perform preliminary and in depth site and customer suitability evaluation of potential applications for solar use.
- Design and calculate the output of an optimal site-specific array by deriving panel configuration and specifying components.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.