Academics

Energy Technology

Majoring in Energy Technology prepares you to assist engineers involved in creating solar and/or nuclear powered energy systems.

This program prepares students to move directly into the workforce upon graduation into entry-level positions in nuclear power maintenance and technology. The program offers three tracks, each leading to a distinct skill set in the nuclear energy industry: instrumentation and control maintenance, electrical maintenance and non-licensed operator.  (In collaboration with Salem Community College)

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers  (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
NET 111  Mathematics for Energy Technicians*  (4 cr)
NET 115  Mechanical Sciences*  (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr) or
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr) 

Spring Semester
EN 103  Technical Writing (3 cr)
MA 110  College Algebra  (3 cr)
NET 130  Applied Physics & Chemistry*  (4 cr)
NET 131  Nuclear Industry Fundamental Concepts*  (3 cr)
NET 133  Electrical Science*   (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester
Net 211  Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow*  (3 cr)
NET 213  Instrumentation & Control I*  (3 cr)
NET 251  Maintenance: Electrical Systems*  (3 cr)
NET 261  Nuclear Plant Systems & Components-PWR* (3 cr)
PI 123  Fundamentals of Physics I  (4 cr)

Spring Semester
SP 203  Effective Speech  (3 cr)
NET 221  Nuclear Science*  (4 cr)
NET 223  Reactor Plant Protection & Safety*  (4 cr)
NET 225  Instrumentation & Control II*  (4 cr)
NET 263  Nuclear Plant Systems & Components-BWR*  (4 cr)

*Courses completed at Salem Community College Training Facility

This program prepares students to move directly into the workforce upon graduation into entry-level positions in sustainable energy fields such as wind, photovoltaic solar, biofuels and gasification.  (A joint program with Salem Community College.)

Year 1 (at Cumberland County College)
Fall Semester

CH 101  General Chemistry (4 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I  (3 cr)
IT 107  Electrical Maintenance  (3 cr)
IT 102 CAD I   (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II  (3 cr)
GE 101  World Regional Geography  (3 cr)
MA 110  College Algebra  (3 cr)
PI 123  Fundamentals of Physics I  (4 cr)
PI 104  Energy, the Environment and Society  (3 cr)
 

Year 2 (at Salem Community College)
Fall Semester

SET 150  Photovoltaic Electric Systems  (5 cr)
Program Elective   (3/4 cr)
Program Elective   (3/5 cr)
Program Elective   (3 cr)

Spring Semester
SET 190  Construction Safety Management  (3 cr)
SET 210  Wind Energy Technology (3 cr)
Program Elective  (3 cr)
Program Elective  (4 cr)
Program Elective  (4/5 cr)

Total Credits  60

Program electives @ Salem Community College
BUS 102  Introduction to Business
BUS 103  Principles of Management
CHM 102  Chemistry II
PHY 102  Physics II
SET 151  Advanced Photovoltaic Installer
SET 200 Sustainable Energy Internship

Certification Clusters:

Energy Auditor (BPI)
SET 150 Building Energy Audit Technology (5 cr)
SET 161  Building Envelope Technology (3 cr)

Green Construction Technology (LEED)
SET 180  Green Building Technology (3 cr)
SET 181  Sustainable Building Design  Practices (3 cr)

Solar Energy Technology (NABCEP)
SET 225  Certified Solar Thermal Installer (3 cr)

Weatherization Technology (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
SET 160  Building Energy Audit Technology (5 cr)
SET 170  Weatherization Building Science (3 cr)