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Sustainable Energy Resources (SER)

SER-101 Intro to Sustainable Energy Resources, 3 cr.
Introduction to Sustainable Energy Resources is designed to provide a basic understanding of energy, current trends in energy consumption, and the role of sustainable energy resources in today’s society. Topics covered will include matter and energy laws, the history of energy usage by humans, the categories of energy resources, and the environmental problems currently being caused by energy consumption.
 
SER-111 Intro to Wind Energy Resources, 3 cr.
Introduction to Wind Energy Resources is designed to provide a basic understanding of wind as an energy resource. Topics covered will include the history of wind energy usage; the location, magnitude, and availability of wind energy resources; wind energy technologies; and the economic and environmental issues associated with using wind energy resources.
 
SER-114 Blueprint Reading, 1 cr.
Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading blueprints utilized in the different sectors of the renewable energy industry with a focus on basic blueprint reading.
 
SER-116 Career Seminar, 1 cr.
A study of the careers available within the renewable energy sector, with an emphasis on analyzing renewable energy industries as related components of a dynamic system. Students will also learn about drafting cover letters, creating resumes, interviewing, and networking.
 
SER-121 Intro to Biomass Energy Resources, 3 cr.
Introduction to Biomass Energy Resources is designed to provide a basic understanding of biomass as an energy resource. Topics covered will include the history of biomass energy usage; the location, magnitude, and availability of biomass energy resources; biomass energy technologies; and the economic and environmental issues associated with using biomass energy resources.
 
SER-124 Industrial Safety, 1 cr.
A study of principles and practices used to establish a safe and efficient environment for personnel in the renewable energy industry and various sectors thereof. The course focuses on general industrial safety, safety and health regulatory agencies and organizations, hazard recognition and correction, and first aid.
 
SER-201 Sustainable Energy Resources Mgt., 3 cr.

Introducing the concepts of natural resources management with an emphasis on sustainable energy resources. Topics covered will include basic natural resources management practices; past, present, and future usage and demand of energy resources; the role of sustainable energy resources in current and future energy policies; and the management of sustainable energy resources. 

SER-230 Maintenance & Repair of Pumps & Valves, 4 cr.
Maintenance and Repair of Pumps and Valves is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the types of pumps and valves used in water processing and wastewater treatment facilities.  Topics covered will include the principles of pump and valve usage, the types of pumps and valves found in water processing and wastewater treatment facilities, and pump and valve inspection, maintenance and repair. 

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