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Close up of wind turbine bladesThe Renewable Energy Technology program is a versatile, interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to become trained in variety of technologies. The core of the program is centered on electrical power generation from wind and solar. The program assembled produces graduates trained as instrumentation and control technicians that have a high level of mechanical skills as well as specific skills in wind and solar installations. The program allows for electives in related disciplines such as construction, business, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and information technology. All included, small wind turbines and residential solar installations for students seeking small scale renewable energy skills.

The Renewable Energy Technology program produces graduates trained as instrumentation and control technicians who have a high level of mechanical skills as well as specific skills in wind and solar installations. The program allows for electives in related disciplines such as construction, business, geographical information systems (GIS) and information technology. Small wind turbines and residential solar installations have also been included for students seeking small scale renewable energy skills. Renewable energy technology students at Casper College may also pursue careers in the growing component manufacturing industries. Casper College, with the assistance from industry professionals on the program’s advisory board, also constantly monitor the regional job market so that training in other alternative energy technologies, such as geothermal electric generation and biofuels, can be offered when appropriate.

 

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RETK 1500 Solar Power Systems (2L,2CR):
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of various active and passive solar energy conversion technologies as they relate to other renewable energy technologies.

RETK 1505 Small Wind Turbines (2L,2CR):
This course is designed to examine small wind generation. Students will learn how small wind generators function, their connection to loads and distribution systems and design and application considerations. Students will also explore small wind turbine siting including potential wind energy calculations and turbine performance.

RETK 1520 Wind Power Systems (2L,2LB,3CR):
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth overview of wind power systems on the commercial size scale. The class – will explore turbine components and operations, operations of wind generating facilities, maintenance practices and system interconnect requirements.

RETK 1525 Blade Installation and Maintenance (2L,2LB,3CR):
This course is designed to introduce students to the design considerations, installation and maintenance of wind turbine blades. The course will address blade performance as a function of blade design (aerodynamics), installation of blades for commercial size turbines and basic repair and maintenance of turbine blades.

RETK 1530 Crane and Rigging Operations (1L,1CR):
This course will introduce students to crane and rigging operations and will include presentations on crane operation theory and rigging procedures.

RETK 1980 Cooperative Work Experience (1-8 CR) (Max 8):
On the job training with a cooperative renewable energy business or facility. Eighty hours of work per semester earns one hour of credit.Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

RETK 2500 Basic Site Planning (3L,3CR):
This class is designed to teach students the concepts and processes employed in evaluating and preparing sites for
construction of renewable energy projects.

RETK 2530 Instrumentation (2L,2LB,3CR):
This course will introduce students to instrumentation systems used in the performance and condition monitoring and controlling of renewable energy technologies including wind power production, active and passive solar applications. Prerequisite: ELTR 1570 or permission of the instructor.

RETK 2550 Power Distribution (2L,2LB,3CR):
This course will introduce students to basic concepts in electric power distribution systems as they relate to renewable energy resources. The course will examine inter-connection equipment and process and electric power substation, transmission and distribution systems. Prerequisite: ELTR 1535 or permission of the instructor.

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