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Renewable Energy Systems, associate degree option

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The Renewable Energy Systems (RES) EET option prepares technicians for solar power, wind power, fuel cell, and other renewable energy fields. Invest in your future and join the worldwide revolution in renewable energy.

Why choose Renewable Energy Systems at PCC?

The Renewable Energy Systems option (area of concentration) is a unique area within PCC’s historically strong Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program. The Renewable Energy Systems option trains students to excel as biomedical electronics technicians through a variety of learning activities in and out of the classroom.

For more than 50 years, our EET program has produced graduates whose superior skills and abilities have helped them obtain excellent jobs and pursue advanced degrees. The difference between the Renewable Energy Systems option and the EET program is small – more than two-thirds of the classes overlap – so you can easily get training in both areas and make yourself more marketable.

  • Our diversified courses, coupled with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, offer you a unique and affordable way to learn the skills that enable you to become an engineering technician.
  • As a graduate of PCC’s Renewable Energy Systems option, you’ll combine the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and teamwork required to be a valued member of the industry.
  • Our instructors’ industry experience ensures that you receive training that’s practical, efficient, and effective.

Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Renewable Energy Systems Option2 years

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Course listing for the 2021-2022 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
EET 101A Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 1 1
EET 110 Introduction to Renewable Energy 1 3
EET 111 Electrical Circuit Analysis I 5
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 4
MTH 111 Precalculus I (Or any course for which MTH 111 is a prerequisite or equivalent placement*) * 5
Second Term
EET 101B Electronic Lab Skills and Equipment 2 1
EET 112 Electrical Circuit Analysis II 5
EET 122 Digital Systems 2: Computing Systems 5
EET 188 Industrial Safety 2 1
MTH 112 Precalculus II * 5
Third Term
EET 113 Electrical Power 5
EET 123 Digital Systems 3: Mixed-Signal Systems 5
EET 178 Computing Environments for Technicians 5
General Education: 1 course
Fourth Term
EET 221 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 5
EET 242 Microcontroller and Embedded Systems 4
EET 252 Electromechanical Systems Fundamentals 2
EET 254 Electronic Engineering Technology Seminar 1
General Education: 1 course
Fifth Term
EET 222 Operational Amplifier Circuits 5
EET 241 Programming for Electronics 4
EET 256A
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 1
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
EET 263 Electronic Control Systems 1 2
RES Electives 4
Sixth Term
EET 223 RF Communications Circuits 5
EET 256B
or EET 280A
EET Capstone Project 2
or Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
EET 272 Motors and Motor Controls 3
EET 273 Electronic Control Systems 2 3
RES Electives 4
 Total Credits102

What will you do?

PCC Renewable Energy Systems graduates find work in manufacturing, maintaining, and operating:

  • Fuel cells
  • Solar technology
  • Wind turbine technology

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