Associate in Science Degree Energy and Sustainable Technologies

PROGRAM CODE: 1S35037

The following program is designed to prepare students for employment emerging industry of sustainable energy technologies. Training is given in both theory and practical skills. Directed practical work is given in all areas of energy technology maintenance and repair under simulated on-the-job conditions. The sequence in which courses are taken may be modified to meet individual needs. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  4. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (29 units):
EST 100 C Renewable and Sustainable Energy3
EST 110 CTools and Safety2
EST 120 CDigital Controls and Inverters2
AC/R 100 C Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer3
AC/R 105 C Electricity for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I3
EST 130 CSolar Photovoltaics-install3
or EST 135 C Solar Concentrators-Hot Water
EST 140 CWind Turbine Drive Trains3
or EST 145 C Wind Turbine Power Generation
EST 150 CAdvanced Geo-thermal Concepts3
MATH 100 CLiberal Arts Mathematics3
PHYS 130 CElementary Physics4
Total Units29