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2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Technology

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Curt Pervier, Dean
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Fonda Bowen, Division Secretary 143 TC 685-4676
Tracy Gandy, Program Director
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  Lynn Bryant 119 ATC 681-6347
  Terry Dummer 126 TC 685-6457
  Doug Johnson 119 TC 685-4665
  David Kemp WRTTC 432-336-7882
  Marty Villarreal 128 TC 685-5563

The Energy Technology program prepares students for careers as technicians with energy companies in the West Texas region. The curriculum is designed to provide training in the electrical and mechanical aspects of the installation, operation, and maintenance of systems used in petroleum exploration and production, wind energy, and other renewable alternative energy industries.

Graduates will be able to perform mechanical and electrical installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of complex industrial automation. Job titles may include Field Service Technician, Technical Operator, Hoist and Winch Operator, Instrument Maker and Repairer, Maintenance Mechanic, Oil Well Service Operator, Instrument Maintenance Technician, Service Unit Operator, Wind Turbine Technician, Operations and Maintenance Technician, and Energy Auxiliary Operator.

The Energy Technology program offers students an Associate of Applied Science (AAS degree) in Energy Technology, with emphasis areas in Petroleum Energy and Wind Energy, consisting of 64-65 semester credit hours. The program also offers Certificate options: Energy Technician, 17 SCH; Energy Technician II, 34 SCH; Wind Energy Technician, 49 SCH; and Petroleum Energy Certificate, 49 SCH. Full-time students may complete degree requirements in two years, while Certificate options range from one to three semesters to complete. Part-time students may require more than the designated number of semesters to complete their degree.

Students interested in any of these degrees or certificates should contact the Business Studies Division office to obtain additional information and acquire a personalized degree or certificate plan.

The following is the suggested sequence of courses for these degrees and certificates. Please note that courses that require prerequisites are denoted by a plus sign (+) and those in bold are part of the general education curriculum. Courses without prerequisites do not have to be taken in order, but the following general sequence should still be followed when possible.

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