FLATE – Engineering Technology Degree Finder
- Associate in Science Degree (A.S) in Engineering Technology
- Alternative Energy Systems
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Engineering Technology is a growing field that involves a combination of math, science, design and communications skills to create and repair various devices and structures. An associate degree in Engineering Technology provides a versatile foundation from which students can pursue a variety of careers.
Warm sunshine, coastal breeze, and ocean all around. Such conditions make the Florida Keys a great place to visit, but at Florida Keys Community College, students are inspired to do much more than sunbathe on the beach. The College is using the powerful natural resources in its own backyard—sun, water, and winds—to generate green energy, wean the planet from its fossil fuel dependency, and train students for new, cutting-edge technology jobs.
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, FKCC’s NEW Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology features a unique specialization in Renewable Energy that focuses career training in solar, wind, and ocean power technologies. The new program supports the nation’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and double the renewable energy workforce by 2025.
If you’re passionate about the planet and want a career that is exciting and rewarding, then your future begins at FKCC.
The AS: Engineering Technology- Renewable Energy Technician is comprised of 15 credit hours of general education courses, 18 credit hours of core subject course, and 25 credits of specialization credits—totaling 60 credits. Coursework covers, but is not limited to the following topics:
- Engineering Design
- Mechanical Measurement & Instrumentation
- Renewable Energy from the Ocean
- Hydrokinetic Power
- Industrial Tools and Equipment
- Wind Energy Systems and Installation
- Solar Energy
- Photovoltaic Systems and Installation
- Conceptual Physics
- Industrial Safety
- Professional Internship
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