Energy Technology - Certificate of Completion

This Certificate was developed in response to a local employer's workforce needs.  Outcomes include: learning the basic components, function, and role of the electric energy industry in the United States; learning the essentials of electromagnetic theory ;understanding the basic units of electrical measurement and correctly calculate formulas; safely apply problem-solving strategies in a practical laboratory setting; and work cooperatively in a classroom and laboratory setting.

26 Credits 

The Energy Technology Certificate provides basic knowledge and skills to help prepare individuals for entry level employment in the energy technology field.  Required coursework includes mathematics; electricity principles, and energy fundamentals.  Coursework for the certificate program also leads to the Associate in Applied Studies.

Prefix Title Credits
Course Requirements
TCEN 101Energy for the Next Generation3
TCEN 111Basic Electrical Principles I, DC Circuits4
TCEN 121Basic Electrical Principles II, AC Circuits4
TCEN 110Photovoltaic Application4
TCEN 205NEC for Alternative Energy4
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
OETS 102Career Readiness Certification Preparation1
Total Credits26

NOTE:  Due to closure of Escalante Generating Station OETS 255 Special Topics Technical Studies will place students at alternative sites within the industry. 

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap is only a suggested plan of study in order to complete a Certificate in two semesters.  It is not intended as a contract.  Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.  Students are advised to earn a C or better in courses to avoid repeating courses. .

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians 3
TCEN 101 Energy for the Next Generation 3
TCEN 111 Basic Electrical Principles I, DC Circuits 4
TCEN 110 Photovoltaic Application 4
TCEN 121 Basic Electrical Principles II, AC Circuits 4
TCEN 205 NEC for Alternative Energy 4
OETS 102 Career Readiness Certification Preparation 1
 Total Credits26

Program Manager: Dr. Marlene Chavez-Toivanen
Phone: (505) 287-6641
Office:  Martinez Hall