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TMCC College Catalog
B – Degree Programs
Geothermal Energy Emphasis
ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE-ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
The geothermal energy program is designed to provide
students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce
in the renewable energy field as Geothermal Power Plant
Operators (GPO). GPOs control and monitor geothermal
production for power plants. They regulate and
distribute power among generators, monitor instruments
to maintain voltage, and regulate electricity current
from the plant. GPOs need strong mechanical, electrical,
technical, and computer skills.
DEGREE OUTCOMES
Students completing the degree will:
• Fulfill the requirements of the Associate of Applied Science.
• Demonstrate competency in their specified emphasis.
EMPHASIS OUTCOMES
Students completing the emphasis will:
• Synthesize the design and operational aspects of the operation of a
geothermal power plant.
• Identify, analyze, and solve technical problems associated with the
operation of a geothermal power plant.
• Identify and apply the appropriate environmental regulations in
the operation of a geothermal power plant.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
DIVERSITY..........................................................(3 CREDITS)
COMMUNICATIONS/ENGLISH..................... 6 CREDITS
Required: ENG 101 or ENG 113, ENG 107
FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES/
SOCIAL SCIENCE................................................ 3 CREDITS
HUMAN RELATIONS. ....................................... 3 CREDITS
Recommended: CE 201
MATHEMATICS................................................... 3 CREDITS
Required: MATH 126 or higher
SCIENCE................................................................ 3 CREDITS
Required: GEOL 101
U.S. AND NEVADA CONSTITUTIONS......... 3 CREDITS
TOTALGENERAL
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.............21CREDITS
CORE REQUIREMENTS
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design...............................3
ENGR 110 Introduction to Renewable Energy................................3
ENGR 244 Introduction to Engineering Economics.........................2
ENRG 110 Basic Electricity..............................................................3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems.............................3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety.................................................1
TOTALCOREREQUIREMENTS.............15CREDITS
EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS
ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls............................................3
ELM 129 Electric Motors and Drives.............................................3
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I.................................3
ENGR 243 Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, and Hydrology.................3
ENRG 171 Well Design, Construction, and Geology. ......................1
ENRG 172 Fluids, Piping, Valves, and Pumps.................................4
ENRG 173 Geothermal Plants, Turbines, and Generators................3
ENRG 174 Environmental Regulations for Geothermal
Plant Operators.............................................................1
GEOL 101 Geology: Exploring Planet Earth (1 credit from GE).......1
GEOL 206 Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources.....................3
TOTALEMPHASISREQUIREMENTS..25CREDITS
TOTALDEGREEREQUIREMENTS. ...61CREDITS
Recommended courses are listed in the course sequence;
however, other courses may apply. Please see an advisor
or the department.
SUGGESTEDCOURSE SEQUENCE
First Year
Course #
Title
Credits
1st Semester
Core
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
Core
ENGR 110 Introduction to Renewable Energy
3
Core
ENRG 110 Basic Electricity
3
Core
IS 101
Introduction to Information Systems 3
Mathematics
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus I
3
Core
OSH 222 General Industry Safety
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
Fine Arts/Humanities/
Social Science/
Diversity
GE Elective See approved list
3
Emphasis
ELM127
Introduction to AC Controls
3
English
ENG 101
Composition I
3
Core
ENGR 244 Introduction to Engineering Economics 2
Emphasis
ENRG 171 Well Design, Construction, and Geology 1
Emphasis
ENRG 172 Fluids, Piping, Valves, and Pumps
4
Total 16
Second Year
Course #
Title
Credits
1st Semester
U. S. andNevada
Constitutions
Elective
See approved list
3
Emphasis
ELM129
ElectricMotors and Drives
3
Communications
ENG 107
Technical Communications I
3
Emphasis
ENGR 243 FluidMechanics, Hydraulics, and
Hydrology
3
Emphasis
ENRG 174 Environmental Regulations for
Geothermal Plant Operators
1
Science
GEOL 101 Geology: Exploring Planet Earth
4
Total 17
2nd Semester
Human Relations
CE 201
Workplace Readiness
3
Emphasis
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I
3
Emphasis
ENRG 173 Geothermal Plants, Turbines, and
Generators
3
Emphasis
GEOL 206 Geology of Geothermal Energy
Resources
3
Total 12
Degree Total 61
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