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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorMelanie Boyd
Division Chair, Business & Technology
850.769.1551 ext. 4051

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale

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Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy, A.S.

Would You Like a Career in Alternative Energy?

This associate of science program will prepare students to meet the industry-specific skills needed for technicians in the new and emerging alternative and renewable energy fields, including occupational titles such as electrical technician, industrial engineering technician, solar photovoltaic installer and solar power plant technician, solar thermal installer and technician, energy auditor and smart grid technician.  This program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in occupations related to energy production, distribution, and storage.

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Engineering Technology - Alternative Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
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Visual & Performing Arts
MAC1105, College Algebra
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Physical Sciences
Biological Sciences
POS2041, American National Government or AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
EET1084C, Introduction to Electronics
ETD1320C, Introduction to CAD
ETI1701, Industrial Safety
ETI2110, Intro to Quality Assurance
ETI1420, Manufacturing Process
ETI2001C, Applied Mechanics
ETP1501, Introduction to Energy, Environment, and Society
ETP1500, Alternative Energy Inventory & Analysis
ETP1500L, Alternative Energy Inventory & Analysis Lab
ETP2322, Distributed Electrical Power Storage
ETP1410C, Solar Energy
ETP1520, Geothermal Energy
ETP1510, Biofuels and Biomass
ETP1550, Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles
EET2214C, LabVIEW Instrumentation

What can you do with Engineering Technology - Alternative Energy?

In this field, people find careers as:

Project Engineer - Renewable Energy
Energy Procurement and Reliability Engineer
Engineer - Renewable Energy & Energy Systems
Process Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida
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Are you Ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

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Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.