Energy Services and Renewable Technian (ESRE)

ESRE 210. Electrical and Safe Work Practices

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course covers specific work practices in the areas of basic electrical safety, principles of electricity, basic process controls, elevated work and rigging. OSHA standards and safe permitting practices are components of this course.

ESRE 213. Hydraulic Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course covers principles and operation of hydraulic systems. Hydraulic system analysis and troubleshooting in the lab setting is part of this course.

ESRE 216. Mechanical Drive Systems

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: FALL
Introducing the fundamentals of mechanical drives and the application of mechanical skills and knowledge to the industrial setting. Topics covered will include couplings, chain drives, pulley drives, motor leveling and alignment, bearings, gaskets and gear drives. Demonstration by the student in the areas of torqueing, measurements, gap adjustments and shaft alignments is included.

ESRE 218. Solar and Distributed Grid Systems

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: FALL
This course includes an in-depth study of grid-direct solar arrays, small wind systems and other distributed grid systems. Curriculum also includes sizing and installation of systems.

ESRE 221. Applied Electronics

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course focuses on the electronic components and devices that are critical in the operation of renewable energy facilities. Students will understand their function and how to troubleshoot them.

ESRE 224. Automation and Control

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students learn the control devices used to operate motors and generators in an industrial or renewable power generation facility. Some of the equipment covered: relays, contactors, motor starters, PLCs and variable frequency drives.

ESRE 226. Commercial Wind Systems

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Commercial wind turbine systems are the focus of this course. The interoperation of the subsystems in a commercial wind turbine, the tracking and data acquisition using SCADA systems and the distribution of the generated power are convered in this course. The technician's role in the successful operation of the facility is another component of this course.

ESRE 228. Energy Technician Applications and Troubleshooting

Credits: 5
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course, primarily a hands-on course, takes the core technician skills learned and integrates them into practice. Lab systems included are hydraulic, mechanical, electric motors/motor control, PLSs, and other control systems. This course will develop and test the students troubleshooting skills and prepare them to work safely and effectively in an industrial or renewable power generation facility. Students enrolling in the online option will be required to complete two weeks of lab activities on the BSC Campus.