Nov 26, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Energy Systems A.A.S.


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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Engineering 
HEGIS: 5399
 

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Energy Systems program is designed to prepare graduates in entry-level technical positions in renewable and conventional energy generation, transmission, and storage industries. The curriculum emphasizes both electrical and electronic theory and equipment operation combined with a knowledge of mechanical and thermal systems. Familiarity with business concepts and office software is included along with knowledge of system design software.Specific courses in the curriculum will concentrate on certain fields such as solar power and utility industry transmission and distribution.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the structure of the energy industry and current developments, including technological trends.
  2. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary for establishing a career path in the energy industry.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting methods. 

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 128     3  
ELEC 129   3  
MATH 131    4  
CIS 110  or MGT 101     3  
ENG 101     3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 160   3  
MATH 161   4  
MECH 162     3  
PHYSC 165       3  
ENG 102     3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ELEC 134    3  
ELEC 218   3  
MECH 120   3  
Major Elective     3
PHYSC 111     4  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one:  ELEC 207 , ELEC 211 , ELEC 228  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
MECH 127  or MECH 156   3  
Major Elective     3
Major Elective     3
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one:  ELEC 207 , ELEC 211 , ELEC 228  

Minimum Total Credits: 63

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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