Energy Courses

ENRG 3, Introduction to Alternative Energy

ADVISE: Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

Introduction to the science that underpin alternative energy resources and their implementation in various contexts. Covers: fundamental energy science and math; climate change; national and global energy trends; solar, wind, and hydro resources; photoelectric effect; photosynthesis; geothermal; and nuclear. Explores decarbonization of the energy system and integration of distributed energy resources.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ENRG 3L, Introduction to Alternative Energy Laboratory
Lab-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENRG 3

Physical science oriented laboratory course focused on alternative energy. Provides experimental understanding of the scientific principles that drive renewable energy systems. Solar, wind, fuel cells, geothermal, combustion and other energy experiments. Gain critical hands-on insight into the advantages and limitations of each energy system.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable