2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 265

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D–CourseDescriptions
ENERGY
Fluids, Piping, Valves andPumps
ENRG 172
4.00
Corequisite: MATH 126 or higher. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 113 or higher.
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of fluid properties, dynamics, and systems equipment. Class topicswill
include gases, vapors, liquids, density, viscosity, laws of thermodynamics and conservation, and the relationship of pressure, elevation
head, friction losses, parallel flow, series flow, work, andwater hammer. Studentswill also gain an understanding of the common
equipment found in fluid systems such as piping, valves, pumps, compressors, and turbines. This coursemay not transfer to a
baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Geothermal Plants, Turbines, andGenerators
ENRG 173
3.00
Prerequisite: MATH 96or higher; ENG 101 or 113 or higher
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of thermodynamics and geothermal power plant systems equipment. Class
topicswill include the laws of thermodynamics, heat engine power cycles, geothermal power plant configuration, and common equipment
used in geothermal power plants. Studentswill also gain an understanding of the principles used in geothermal power plant operation,
common references, performance evaluation, andmaintenance practices. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or
sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Environmental Regulations forGeothermal Plants
ENRG 174
1.00
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 113 or higher
Studentswill be familiarizedwith the required permits and regulations governing the operational phase of aGeothermal Power Plant.
Typical permits coveredwill includeFederal LandAgency approvals andmitigationmeasures, State drilling permits andwell closure
requirements, State operating permits (UIC, NPDES, andSolidWasteSite permits), and conditional or special use permits issued by local
entities (counties andmunicipalities). This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in the
NevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Special Topics inEnergyTechnologies
ENRG 198
0.05 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short course and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course is variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. This coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Electrical DistributionSystems
ENRG 215
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This coursewill give students an overview of electrical distribution systems.Topicswill cover power transmission over the grid, data
collection and analysis, data communication, and networking. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science
within the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Fundamentalsof ProcessControls and Instrumentation
ENRG 271
3.00
Prerequisite: MATH 126; ENG 101 or 113 or higher; ENRG173
This coursewill provide studentswith hands-on practical knowledge of geothermal process controls and instrumentation used in a
geothermal power plant. Topicswill cover the commonly used types of instruments (temperature, pressure, flow, level, speed, vibration),
actuators and positioners (pneumatic, hydraulic), and controllers (PLCs, governors, voltage regulators, dedicated loop controllers), and
materials of construction, selection, principles of operation, common references, performance evaluation,maintenance practices, and
calibration. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher
Education (NSHE).
ENGINEERING
Introduction toEngineeringDesign
ENGR 100
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is an overview of engineering practice and provides exposure to the environment inwhich engineerswork. The course
introduces the design process including initial conceptualization (sketching), detailed drawings (drafting), and prototype fabrication
(machine shop). Learning towork as part of an engineering team is a central part of this course.
Introduction toRenewableEnergy
ENGR 110
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.
CaseHistories inCivil Engineering
ENGR 242
1.00
Prerequisite: ENGR 100.
Coursewill describe real-life civil engineering projects of different scopes and complexities. Projectswill be analyzedwith regard to
scope, work plan, budget, permitting, technical and legal issues. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science
within the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).

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