Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-480-101 Energy-Intro Renewable & Sustainable
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-480-101 ENERGY-INTRO RENEW & SUSTAIN ...an overview of various renewable energy technologies and sustainable design practices and their current applications. Emphasis will be placed on policies, renewable energy production, green products and jobs.
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Compare and contrast various definitions of renewable energy and sustainability.
  2. Review scientific concepts of force, energy and power.
  3. Summarize the correlation between fossil fuel use and climate change.
  4. Analyze current sources of renewable energy and current generation in the world economy.
  5. Examine governmental policy regarding energy conservation and renewable energies.
  6. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of solar thermal energy.
  7. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of solar photovoltaics
  8. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of bioenergy generation.
  9. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of hydroelectricity.
  10. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of tidal power systems.
  11. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of wind energy.
  12. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of geothermal energy.
  13. Assess the present state of technology and its implementation as well as the future potential of alternative fuel vehicles.
  14. Explain the economics of combining energy conservation and renewable energy projects.
  15. Evaluate documented plans for phasing in renewable energy to the marketplace.
  16. Articulate the processes that consumers use for selection of "green" power and products.
  17. Explore the types of job opportunities available in the renewable energies industry and investigate the skills required for these jobs.