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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Energy and Sustainable Systems Technology, AAS (Owens Code: AEST)

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Degree Offered:

Associate of Applied Science

Campus Offered:

Toledo and Findlay

Credits Required: 63-65

Program Information:

Renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important in the generation of electric power, and the conservation of power is key to utilizing existing power most efficiently.  Solar power, wind power, photovoltaic power and geothermal power are just some of the emerging technologies for which technicians are needed.  The program includes coursework on leading alternative energy systems and hands-on training in the maintenance and repair of these systems, including state of the art wind turbines, solar thermal panels and photovoltaic arrays. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn basic industrial wiring techniques and their proper application per the National Electric Code.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of industry standards for safety and compliance.

  • Students will understand and apply proper techniques for analyzing drawings.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of alternative and sustainable energy sources.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of building energy optimization and conservation (ALT 200 ).

  • Students will diagnose, repair and maintain equipment and processes.

Required Courses

15 credits

17 credits

3rd Semester

16 credits

4th Semester

15-17 credits

Prerequisites, Co-requisites, and Elective Information

 Contact your Advisor for Elective recommendations. Prerequisites and co-requisites may apply.

Petition for Degree Completion

Students are eligible to become a candidate for an Associate Degree when the student has completed all necessary requirements. Students who are registering for their final semester of course work and plan to graduate must submit a petition for degree completion by accessing their Ozone account.

Visit the Owens website for petition deadline dates and fee information.  For more information regarding degree requirements and graduation refer to the Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures.


1 Recommended Technical Elective courses: CAD 115 , AIM 130 , ALT 170 , QCT 115  , or CIV 250 

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