Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
printElectrical Power Technology AS


Electrical Power Technology  (AS 2270)


Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/EPT


Program Description
The Electrical Power Technology program is designed for the student who is seeking an A.S. degree and preparing for a career in the power technology field or instrumentation and control fields. It is also designed for employees in these fields who seek further education and career advancements. The skillset and knowledge acquired in the program applies to both the power industry and aerospace industry.

Course content includes core courses in power generation with special programs in instrumentation and control, electrical engineering, process control technology and mechanical engineering.


Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.


Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.


Program Length
The program can be finished in two years if students attend full time or three years if they attend part time.


Location
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.


For More Information
Oleg Andric, Associate Professor, andrico@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5414
Brenda Lesser, Administrative Assistant, (561) 207-5055


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Credits: 18
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
PHY1001 Applied Physics 3
  Any course from Humanities Area II 3
Core Program Requirements Credits: 41
EET1015C DC Circuit Analysis 3
EET1025C AC Circuit Analysis 3
ETP1220 Power Plant Fundamentals 3
ETI1701 Environmental Health and Safety 3
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications  
  -or-  
EVR2266 Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing * 3
ETP1200 Power Plant Science 3
ETI1000 Industrial Tools and Equipment 3
EET1215C Introduction to Electronics 3
CET2123C Microprocessors 1 3
CET2127C Microprocessors 2 3
ETS2700C Fluid and Pneumatic Controls 3
ETS2530C Process Control Technology 3
EET2930C Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 3
ETS2520C Process Measurement Fundamentals 2
Electives       (Select 9 credits) Credits: 9
ETP1510C Biofuels and Biomass 3
ETP2137C Electrical Distribution Substations 3
ETI2941 EPT Internship (6 credits) 6
ETI2942 EPT Internship (3 credits) 3
ETP1511C Introduction to Bio Fuels 3
ETP1530C Introduction to Wind Energy 3
ETP1540 Introduction to Hydro Power 3
ETP1402 Introduction to Solar Energy 3
EVR2266 Survey of Environmental Mapping/GIS/Remote Sensing* 3
ETP2410C Photovoltaic Technology 2
ETS1810C Energy Efficient Buildings 3
ETP1400C Distributed Electrical Power Generation and Storage 2
ETP1550 Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle 3
EET2325C Electronic Communications Systems 3
Total Program Credits: 68
*Course may only be used once toward the A.S. degree.

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, you may seek employment in an entry-level position with a broad base of skills in power generation and instrumentation and control fields. There will be expanded employment opportunities due to Florida's projected additional power needs. Job titles include technician in power generation, power technology, smart grid, electronics, engineering, operations control, instrumentation and controls, testing, calibrations, rotating machinery, research and development, or as engineering assistants.


Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/