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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology, A.A.S.

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Offered at Main Campus

Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology is a 24-month (eight-term) program that will give students conceptual as well as hands-on training in technology and practices used in the electrical and renewable energy fields. This program is designed to prepare electrical engineering technicians and electricians with the skill set to meet the growing demand for “green” sources of power. Students learn about the production and distribution of electrical energy from a variety of traditional and renewable energy sources.

Students may enter this program at the beginning of the Fall term. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and certificates in six specialized areas – Residential-Commercial Electrical, Industrial-Utility Electrical, Photovoltaic Technician, Energy Auditor, Solar Energy Management and Small Wind.

A laptop computer is required to participate in this program. Minimum laptop computer requirements are listed in the notes at the bottom of this page.

Students will be eligible to apply for an Iowa Unclassified Electrical License, and upon completion of all State of Iowa Electrical Examiner’s Board requirements, program graduates will be sponsored by the State of Iowa Electrical Examiner’s Board (pending EEB approval) to take the Journeyman Electrician’s Examination.

Program Total: 86-87 Credits

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Term V

  • XXX XXX - Approved Communication Course - Credits: 3.00 * 
  • XXX XXX - Approved Culture Course - Credits: 3.00*
    XXX XXX - Approved Scientific Systems Course - Credits: 3.00 *
  • XXX XXX - Approved Mathematical Reasoning Course - Credits: 2.00 *

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Total: 10 Credits


*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

Certificates in this program may be awarded after successful completion of required coursework:


Residential-Commercial Electrical Certificate
Industrial-Utility Electrical Certificate
Photovoltaic Technician Certificate
Energy Auditor Certificate
Solar Energy Management Certificate
Small Wind Certificate

(Terms 1 and 2)
(Terms 1 and 3)
(Terms 1 and 4)
(Terms 1 and 6)
(Terms 1 and 7)
(Terms 1 and 8)

Students may also earn additional certifications from third-party affiliates:

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety
NCRC Occupational Training
AHA First Aid and CPR Certification
NFPA70E Arc Flash Safety Certification

Minimum laptop computer requirements:

Processor Type: Intel Core i3-3227U
Processor Speed: 1.90 GHz
System RAM: 6 GB
Hard Drive Size: 500GB
Laptop Screen Size: 15.6 inch
Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
Multi-Media Drive: DVD Drive
Network Connection: Wireless LAN

*Optional Course(s)

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