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Energy Technical Specialist - Associate of Applied Science Degree

60 Credits
AAS 3482
Degree Description

The Energy Technical Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree will convey the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in both the traditional and renewable energy fields.  Learners will have the option to take courses in windsmith, ethanol, biodiesel, solar power, fossil fuels and power generation.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (12 Courses)

Select the following courses:
MECA1122 Electricity - Devices and Circuits I (3 Credits)
MECA1210 Digital Electronics (3 Credits)
MECA1220 Mechanical Systems (3 Credits)
MECA1222 Electricity - Devices and Circuits II (3 Credits)
MECA1250 Mechatronics Systems Operations I (3 Credits)
MECA1270 Modeling and Simulation (3 Credits)
MECA2110 Sensors and Control (3 Credits)
MECA2120 Fluid Power 1 (3 Credits)
MECA2130 Fluid Power II (3 Credits)
RNEW1115 Mechanical Fundamentals (MN West) (3 Credits)
RNEW1300 Introduction to Traditional/Renewable Energy (MN West) (3 Credits)
HLTH1954 Safety (1 Credit)
ELWT1160 Environmental Health and Safety (MN West) (1 Credit)
SHA 1600 Introduction to Industrial Safety & Health (Hibbing CC) (2 Credits)

Elective Credits (10 Credits)

Technical Courses (Specialty Emphasis) Select 10 credits from the following Energy Technology Specialty Options. Courses are offered at multiple MnSCU colleges. See your advisor for more information. Windsmith, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Solar Power, Fossil Fuels, Power Generation

ELWT1100 Wind Energy Fundamentals (MN West) (3 Credits)
ELWT1170 OSHA Standards & Climbing Lab (MN West) (2 Credits)



RNEW1100 Process Dynamics (MN West) (3 Credits)
RNEW1101 Ethanol Process Fundamentals (MN West) (2 Credits)
RNEW1175 Industrial Water Treatment (MN West) (2 Credits)
RNEW2120 Ethanol Separation Technology (MN West) (2 Credits)

RNEW1100 Process Dynamics (MN West) (3 Credits)
RNEW1102 Biodiesel Process Fundamentals (MN West) (2 Credits)
RNEW1175 Industrial Water Treatment (MN West) (2 Credits)
RNEW1195 Feedstock, Technology & Regulations (MN West) (2 Credits)



ETEC2546 Power Plant Technology ( St. Cloud TCC) (4 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (3 Courses)

To complete an AAS degree, students must complete courses in 3 of the 10 MNTC goal areas. These courses do not apply to the 53 technical credits and may appear elsewhere on your degree audit. Select the following courses:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
BIOL106 Introduction to Cell Biology (3 Credits)
CHEM108 Introduction to Chemistry (4 Credits)
PHYS101 Introductory Physics (3 Credits)
PHYS211 Principles in Physics I (4 Credits)
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.