Electrical Technology with Solar Energy Career Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Electrical Technology with Solar Energy Concentration)

Credits required 65/70

Acting Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Anthony Ucci

Program contact Eileen Young, Department Chair and Professor of Engineering and Technology, ext. 2746

Program Goals Statement

This program prepares students to work as technicians in many positions for which training in electricity and electronics technology are required. Some of the most common areas with job opportunities are solar energy, industrial manufacturing, research and development laboratory, field service, technical writer, and technical sales.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

All technical courses use computer applications, and laboratories are equipped with modern test equipment.

Every technical course has a related laboratory, which provides hands-on experience.

Students should be in a Math course every semester until they have completed their sequence.

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

Not all courses are offered every year. Read course descriptions to plan course schedule.

After BCC

Graduates can work as an equipment installation technician, central office technician, computer technician, engineering assistant, manufacturing lab technician, solar technician, field service and installation technician, or customer support specialist.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, speak with your advisor and visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Oral Communication

Degree Requirements

General Courses

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Elective Courses – Choose one Global Awareness elective

ART 105Survey of Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART 106Survey of Art History II: Modern Art

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses - Choose one Humanities elective

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Humanities elective: See General Education Competency Courses for Humanities course listings (ARC 201, COM 101, COM 114, COM 118, PHL 115, or foreign language recommended)

Core Courses

EGR 131Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 132Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

EGR 137Digital Electronics

4 credits

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

EGR 284Solar Power

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Choose one of the following

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Core Electives

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Technical elective: Choose from EGR only

Core Electives – Choose two from

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-8

Technical elective: Choose any CAD, CED, EGR, or GIS course

Math and Science Courses

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

For students with adequate mathematics preparedness and interested in transfer, MTH 171 and MTH 173 may be substituted for MTH 141 and MTH 142

Suggested Technical Electives

Suggested Technical Electives

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience I

3 credits

CED 220Cooperative Work Experience II

3 credits

EGR 171Fluid Systems

4 credits

EGR 183Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures

3 credits

EGR 282Wind Power

4 credits

EGR 251Statics

3 credits

And

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

with

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

And

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Transfer CHM 113, EGR 251, MTH 214 (with MTH 171 and 173)

A+ Certification CIS 121, CIS 160

Cooperative Education CED 210, CED 220

Sustainability/Green Energy EGR 171, EGR 183, EGR 282

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EGR 131Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PHY 101Technical Physics I

4 credits

And

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

Or

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

And

MTH 141Technical Mathematics I

4 credits

Or

MTH 173Trigonometry

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

EGR 132Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 137Digital Electronics

4 credits

PHY 102Technical Physics II

4 credits

And

MTH 142Technical Mathematics II

4 credits

Or

MTH 171Precalculus - Functions

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - summer

Summer courses will reduce fall and spring semester course loads.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

And

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

EGR 211Programmable Control Systems

4 credits

EGR 284Solar Power

4 credits

And

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Or

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Or

Technical Elective

3 credits

Technical Elective

3 credits

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