2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 264

D-264 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
D–CourseDescriptions
EMERGENCYMEDICALSERVICE
Field Internship for theParamedic II
EMS 218
3.00
Prerequisite: Completion of Field Internship I for theParamedic, EMS 217.
This course is a continuation of theField Internship I course (EMS 217), and allows students to practice and apply advanced life support
knowledge and skills. Each studentwill be a third person on a paramedic rescue unit andwillwork directlywith a paramedic preceptor.
This coursewill be offered for 3 credit hours (135 field hours andwill be graded on a pass/fail basis. This coursemay not transfer to a
baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
ENERGY
BasicElectricity
ENRG 110
3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisite: None
An introductory course in electrical principles, applications, and distribution. This course provides an overview of safety, circuits, wiring,
grounding, resistance, current, voltage, and troubleshooting. Studentswill develop a basic understanding of how electricity is distributed
and the implications of the emergence of renewable energy resources. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or
sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Fundamentalsof EnergyEfficiency
ENRG 120
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces students to techniques for the description,measurement, and analysis of energy use in building systems to
maximize efficiency. Itwill include evaluation and recommendation of alternative energy solutions thatwill result in greater energy
efficiency and energy cost savings.
Introduction toSolar Energy
ENRG 130
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge in the following areas of solar energy: history, sunmovement, climatological
data forReno, Nevada; energy reflection, transmission and absorption, heat transfer, heat storage, collector systems and sizing.
Solar PhotovoltaicTechnologies
ENRG 132
3.00
Prerequisite: ENRG 130.
This course is designed to give students the basis knowledge of solar energy principles and photovoltaic applications. Topicswill include
PVmarkets and applications, safety, basic electrical, solar energy fundamentals, PV module fundamentals, system components, PV
system sizing, PV system electrical andmechanical design, performance analysis, and troubleshooting.
Solar Thermal Technologies
ENRG 142
3.00
Prerequisite: ENRG 130.
This course introduces students to solar hotwater and space heating systems.Topicswill include system selection, site analysis, design and
sizing, component selection, installation, troubleshooting,maintenance, codes and safety. The coursewill explore the application of solar
thermal systems in both residential and commercial settings. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science
within the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Introduction toWindEnergy
ENRG 150
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This coursewill cover basic principles ofwind energy. Class topicswill include themany facets of the proper placement (siting) of
individualwind turbines aswell aswind farms. Also addressedwill be the physical restrictions, institutional restrictions, wind turbine
noise, placement near the grid, spacing of turbines, social aspects ofwind turbines, installation and environmental issues associatedwith
wind turbines.
WindEnergyTechnologies
ENRG 152
3.00
Prerequisite: ENRG 150
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the operation ofwind turbine sites.Topicswill include principles of operation,
including safety, electromechanicalmaintenance, failure prediction, environmental issues,wind energy resource analysis, and financial
analysis. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher
Education (NSHE).
Well Design, Construction, andGeology
ENRG 171
1.00
Prerequisite: Math 96 or higher; ENG 101or 113 or higher.
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the energy source fueling a geothermal power plant. Studentswill also
gain an understanding of the basic principles of geology as they relate to geothermal systems.Methods of drilling, well construction and
developmentwill also be covered. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in the
NevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).

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