Electrical Construction and Maintenance

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ECONMT 105 – Fundamentals of Solar Electricity

This course is designed students interested in a career in the solar industry. The fundamental principles and functions of photo voltaic industry will be introduced. This course covers planning, installation, maintenance and all the necessary components for a photo voltaic system. The transmission and distribution of electric power will be reviewed. Basic concepts of electricity, identification, functions and operations of components will be surveyed. For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

ECONMT 110 – Renewable Energy Systems

This course covers energy basics, solar basics: active and passive solar, solar-thermal and solar-electric; wind; water (hydropower, wave and tidal power); biofuel and biomass resources; geothermal power; energy storage and hydrogen fuel cells. Both large and small scale, grid interactive and stand alone systems will be discussed. Energy collection, site evaluation, design analysis of various systems, material use, and methods of construction (“green building”) will also be covered, along with overviews of California and US energy policy and global energy use. For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

ECONMT 159 – Programmable Logic Controls

This course is a survey of the various types of robots presently being used in industry. Topics covered include principal types of robots, robotic programming, and interfacing. Main physical components, practical uses and applications are explored. Sustainable systems are covered.  For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

ECONMT 164 – Sustainable Lighting Principles and Practices

The design of sustainable residential and commercial lighting systems. Including both indoor and outdoor applications. Utilizing drawings, lumen calculations, traditional and energy efficient light sources, color, lamp type, efficiency and maintenance requirements of lighting systems. For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

ECONMT 187 – Advanced Programmable Controllers

This course focuses on advanced programmable controller techniques including ladder logic and Boolean algebra in a hands-on laboratory environment, including controllers for green electronic systems. For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

ECONMT 205 – Solar Energy Installation & Maintenance Principles and Practices

This course is designed for individuals that have the basic electrical and mechanical skills of an energy technician or electrician and are looking to expand into the renewable energy field. This is a hands on class to develop the fundamental principles and practices for installation and maintenance of solar, wind, and similar renewable energy systems. This course covers basic planning, installation, and maintenance of the necessary components for various renewable energy systems. For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

 ECONMT 210 – Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation

This class provides a study of the measurement and control of temperature, pressure, level, flow, humidity and other factors that can be analyzed and controlled. It includes a study of instrumentation symbols, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, and the use of pneumatic and electric sensors, transmitters, controllers, valves, actuators, positioners, Programmable Logic Controllers, and computers to implement control strategy, including green technologies. Processes used to mitigate impact on the environment are covered. For more information click HERE.

Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

*For other construction-related green courses, see also Building Construction Techniques, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Refrigeration and Air Condition courses.