The Energy Program provides a great opportunity for students to combine science with applied technology. Learning through a hands-on approach students must utilize creative thinking and problem solving skills to complete the course. Energy Technology is partnered with DTE and yields a potential job as a line man after graduation.
This one semester course is an introductory lab class on renewable energy technologies. The course will review the evolution of alternative energies and will explore the green/renewable movement, solar technology, wind turbines, biodiesel, biomass use and material energy efficiencies. Students will critically analyze the benefits and viability of each technology as it pertains to commercial/residential applications and its impact on their lives. While exploring all facets of Alternative Energy, students will conduct research, do experiments, build working models and monitor/investigate actual working energy systems.
The year long, two-hour career-oriented class is designed for students to learn and apply the theoretical and technical knowledge of energy and electrical systems. This program was developed with industry to ensure students gain the necessary skills to earn initial industry certification, leading to a career in the energy industry as an electrical overhead lineworker.