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Energy Systems Technology

The Energy Systems Technology program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the power generation industry ranging from small stand-alone systems designed for minimal single electrical load devices to centralized utility scale operations designed to provide power to large regions supporting residential, commercial and/or industrial customers. Students will gain foundational skills in both the conceptual and practical side of power generation as well as an overview of the current electrical infrastructure including; Centralized Power Generation Stations, Distributed Power Generation, Transmission Systems, Distribution Systems, Switchyards and Sub-stations. Upon completion of the core courses, the students are given several elective course options to provide a measure of flexibility in determination of the student’s occupational path. Elective courses cover fundamental skills in natural resources, business, alternative transportation, construction technology, HVAC, design and earth sciences.

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George Brown
gibrown@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-568-3238

Ramiro Galicia
rgalicia@collegeofthedesert.edu; 442-400-5305

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Core Courses:
ESYS 001 Energy Generation & Distribution Industry 3
ESYS 002 Electricity & Electrical Theory 3
ESYS 003 Energy Systems Technology 3
ESYS 004 Industrial Calculations 3
BUMA 032 Human Relations In the Workplace 3
NR 001 Conservation Of Natural Resources 3
ACR 077 Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR 3
Complete a minimum of 3 units from the following:
ACT 020 Introduction To Construction Technology 3
AUTO 045A Intro To Alternative Fuel Vehicles 2
BUMA 010 Introduction To Business 3
DRA 001 Technical Drafting I 3
G 010 The Earth Sciences 4
NR 001L Conservation Of Natural Resources Lab 1
PH 001 Introductory Physics 4
ESYS 095A Energy Systems Technology Work Experience 1-2*

* Maximum of 2 units may be used for work experience.​