ELECTRICAL & ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Ohio College Tech Prep
Credit: Year One – 2.5 elective, 1.0 Environmental Science
Year Two – 3.5 elective
This program provides the fundamentals of installing, servicing, and maintaining electrical wiring systems with a major focus on alternative energy generating systems, including wind and solar. In this program, students will develop an understanding of electrical theory and systems, including basic electrical circuits, minimum requirements of the National Electrical Code, blueprint reading, power calculations, and more. A significant emphasis will be on the design, installation and wiring of micro wind turbines and solar panels and the use of “green” construction techniques. Students will also be introduced to conducting energy audits on buildings using infra-red cameras and blower door systems. Instruction is project-based, featuring many hands-on experiences and computer-based simulations. OSHA 10-Hour Safety and National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Level 1 Electrical certifications are available.
Instructor: Irene Ward