Energy Services and Technology Program

ENERGY SERVICES and TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Description

To respond to the market demand and economic necessities of a new energy economy, KVCC has developed the Energy Services and Technology (EST) program. The EST program will prepare students for multiple career pathways, including entry level positions in the mechanical services/plumbing field or in engineering technology. The EST program will offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree which will provide students with multiple career pathways in the mechanical services/plumbing field. Graduates will be skilled in the installation and design of high efficiency and renewable plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Upon completion of the EST program, students are eligible to pursue State of Maine licensing in plumbing, oil burner, solid fuel, propane and natural gas and the EPA Refrigeration Certification.

 

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Criteria for Graduation

Students must complete 67 credits in the Energy Services and Technology program and achieve a minimum grade of "C" in designated common and program core courses (*). Students must maintain a final GPA Oof 2.0 or higher.

FIRST SEMESTER

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE (EST)

CREDIT HOURS

BPT125

Construction Print Reading*

3

ETL107

Electrical Principles for HVAC*

3

PLB101

Plumbing Fundamentals*

5

MAT117

Technical Math

3

 

TOTAL FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

             14

SECOND SEMESTER

 

CREDIT HOURS

ELT108

HVAC Electronics and Controls*

3

HAC106

Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning*

3

PLB201

Advanced Plumbing Applications*

5

MAT117

College Algebra

3

ENG108

Technical Writing

3

 

TOTAL SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS

17

THIRD SEMESTER

 

CREDIT HOURS

HAC201

Heating System Fundamentals*

5

HAC204

Biomass Solid Fuel Applications*

3

COM104

COM105

Introduction to Communication, or

Interpersonal Communication

3

PHY111

Elements of Physics

4

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

TOTAL THIRD SEMESTER CREDITS

18

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

CREDIT HOURS

HAC206

Renewable/Sustainable Energy Systems*

3

HAC210

HVAC and Plumbing Codes*

3

HAC202

Advanced Heating Applications*

5

HAC205

Propane and Natural Gas*

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

TOTAL FOURTH SEMESTER CREDITS

17

Graduates of the EST program will find employment as entry-level plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians. They may also find employment as technicians for gas and propane systems. Solid fuel technician positions may also be an option. Graduates are encouraged to take additional coursework to qualify themselves as renewable energy system installers in such areas as solar thermal, geothermal, and biomass solid fuel systems.

Required Gear and Tool List

1. Tool Bag or Tool Box

2. 1" x 25 or 30-  foot Tape Measure

3. 6 in 1Combination Screw Driver

4. 6" and 10" Adjustable Wrenches

5. Clamp-on Amp/Volt/Ohm Electric Meter  (UEI- DL379B or Fluke 235)

6. Tubing Flaring Kit (Rigid or Blackmax BFT 850)

7. Tubing Cutter 1/8" to 11/8" (Rigid)

8. Flashlight and change of batteries

9. Needle nose pliers (Insulated Handles)

10. Allen wrench sets- both SAE and Metric

11. Nut driver set- 1/8' to 1/2"

12. Wire strippers- (Irwin - 2078309)

13. Channellock Pliers- both 8" and 12"

14. Insulated Handle Linesman's Pliers

15. 9" Torpedo Level

16. Rigid Tubing cutter- 2" capacity

17. Socket set - 1/4" to 1"

18. Ratcheting Box End Wrench set -1/4" to 5/8"

19. Turbo-torch TX- 504 or equivalent

20. Chalk line- also doubles as Plumb Bob

21. Tin Snips- Both Left and Right and Straight

22. Hammer- Straight claw (16 or 20-22 OZ.)

23. Flat bar- (Wonder  Bar) to pry and lift

24. Mini Tubing cutter- (Rigid or equivalent)

25. Putty knife

26. Utility knife

27. Pex cutter

28. Hacksaw

29. PVC Handsaw

30. Pex Cinch tool

31. Nozzle Wrench

32. 10" and 18" Pipe Wrenches

33. Pencils and fine point Black Sharpies

 

MUST HAVE FOR EVERY LAB CLASS!

1. SAFETY GLASSES

2. Hearing Protection- (Foam Plugs - Minimum)

3. Protective Toe Footwear

4. Gloves- Both- Leather and Cloth

5. Goggles (Needed for PVC prep and gluing)

6. Appropriate work clothes (No shorts, hat recommended)

7. Ambition, Open mind and Safety Thinking as we work on Class Lab Projects

Safety Toe Boots (Steel or composite; 8" cuff or taller; lineman shank, double shank or logger shank)

 



*This workforce solution was funded in part by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. This Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.