Engineering Technology/Offshore Wind Power Technology

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Offshore Wind Power Technology)

Credits required 62/63

Dean

Sarmad Saman, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Anthony Ucci, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Offshore Wind Power, anthony.ucci@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: TE

Concentration Code: OWPT

Program Goals Statement

This concentration prepares students to work as technicians for the offshore wind power industry. Students learn aspects of engineering technology such as electrical machinery, fluid systems, materials science and strength of materials, and gain hands-on experience with assembly, installation, operation and maintenance of wind power systems.

Program Information

  • This program focuses on developing an understanding of engineering principles and applying them to solving technical problems.
  • Students develop practical skills associated with the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical systems (hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanisms and wind power devices).
  • EGR 162, EGR 182 and many marine industry careers require good physical health and the ability to swim and climb. Students with issues in these areas should discuss them with the program coordinator before enrollment.
  • Students who haven’t taken basic math courses in high school may complete math prerequisites at BCC.

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Electives

Historic Awareness Elective

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Elective

3-4 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-13

Program Courses

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 162Marine Safety

1 credit

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

EGR 182Wind Industry Safety

2 credits

EGR 251Statics

3 credits

EGR 254Mechanics of Materials and Structures

4 credits

EGR 282Wind Power Technology

4 credits

EGR 283Wind Power Operations and Maintenance

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:32

Program Electives - Choose one

EGR 124Soils and Foundations

3 credits

EGR 264Oceanographic Technology

3 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-8

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

EGR 151Electrical Machinery

3 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

MTH 152College Algebra

3 credits

Or

MTH 172Precalculus with Trigonometry

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

EGR 182Wind Industry Safety

2 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

EGR 251Statics

3 credits

EGR 282Wind Power Technology

4 credits

SCI 240Introduction to Oceanography

4 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

EGR 162Marine Safety

1 credit

EGR 254Mechanics of Materials and Structures

4 credits

EGR 283Wind Power Operations and Maintenance

4 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

After BCC

Graduates work as turbine and foundation installers and operation and maintenance (O&M) technicians in the land-based or offshore wind industry or in variety of marine trades profession including oceanography and hydrographic survey technicians, or remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technicians.

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