Energy Services and Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program 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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Graduation Requirements

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

Career Opportunities & Information

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 Tools

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)

Contact

For more information, please contact Michael Day.

Phone: (207) 453-5817

Email: mday@kvcc.me.edu

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