Environmental and Energy Technologies - Associate of Applied Science

(67 credits)

NOTE: Students must achieve at least a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 with a final grade of C or better in ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition and all required TCEN courses.

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication 13
Technical and Scientific Communication 13
Spreadsheet Applications1-3
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
PHYS 110GThe Great Ideas of Physics 14
or PHYS 211G General Physics I
Select one from the following:4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry 14
General Chemistry I 14
Introductory Plant Science 14
Introductory Environmental Science 14
Related Requirements
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Computer Literacy 13
Introduction to Information Technology3
Spreadsheet Applications1-3
TCEN 101Energy for the Next Generation3
OETS 102Career Readiness Certification Preparation1
Technical Requirements
Solar and Energy Conservation or Alternative Fuels Option 39
Total Credits67
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Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus. The remaining courses are applicable toward the bachelor of applied studies degree offered by the NMSU College of Extended Learning.

Solar and Energy Conservation Option

Technical Requirements
BCT 101Introduction to Construction I2
BCT 102Introduction to Construction II2
BCT 217Building and the Environment3
or ARCT 124 Global Issues and Sustainability
DRFT 130General Building Codes3
Select 3-4 credits from the following:3-4
Construction Principles and Print Reading3
Print Reading for Industry3
Blueprint Reading for Building Trades4
ELT 105Basic Electricity and Electronics3
TCEN 105Building Analyst I3
TCEN 106Building Analyst II3
TCEN 110Photovoltaic Application4
TCEN 156Building Envelope3
TCEN 205NEC for Alternative Energy4
Electives
Select 6 credits from the following or from the Alternative Fuels Option:6
Principles of Supervision I3
Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
Electrical and Mechanical Controls I4
Solar Thermal4
Total Credits39-40

Alternative Fuels Option

Technical Requirements
MAT 108Metrology, Safety and Quality Control for Manufacturing3
MAT 235Programmable Logic Controllers Pneumatics2
TCEN 130Introducation to Biomass/Biogas3
TCEN 140Biofuel Science3
TCEN 180Bio-diesel and Bio-ethanol Production4
TCEN 215Fluid Thermal Systems4
TCEN 220Cooperative Experience1-3
or TCEN 224 Field Experience
TCEN 240Renewables and Sustainability3
Electives
Select 14–15 credits from the following or from the Solar and Energy Conservation Option Technical Requirements:14-15
Principles of Supervision I3
Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
Electrical and Mechanical Controls I4
Solar Thermal4
Total Credits37-40