Energy Systems Technology (ESYS)

ESYS 001  Energy Generation & Distribution Industry Units: 3

An overview of our current power generation infrastructure, methods of power generation and potential employment opportunities will be examined in this course. These areas will be supported by the fundamentals of the power industry including; safety practices, power industry economics and the future of the power industry. An introduction to electrical and construction calculation will be applied to electricity. Hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, material handling and basic rigging will form the basis of knowledge for entering into the power industry.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004 or MATH 060 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 002  Electricity & Electrical Theory Units: 3

This course provides a solid foundation of the theory behind electricity, electrical circuits, circuit components, electrical test equipment and safe practices when working with electricity. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG 061 and MATH 060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 003  Energy Systems Technology Units: 3

This course will explore various methods of power generation with an emphasis on renewable energy technologies. Students will take a hands on approach in the examination of the rankin cycle, steam generation, gas turbine operation, biofuel production, geoexchange systems, solar power production, wind power production and hydro-power production. Students will engage in discussion regarding cost effectiveness, viability and practicality of each of these technologies. A lab uniform is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ESYS 004 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 004  Industrial Calculations Units: 3

This contextualized math course provides Career and Technical Education (CTE) specific applications of basic math skills. It is intended for CTE students seeking a certificate. Topics include adding, subracting, multiplying, and dividing rational numbers, percentages, ratios and proportions measurement,and career applications.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 005  Zero Net Energy Building Science Units: 4

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Building Science includes an overview of many progressive measures that improve the energy performance of buildings. Studies focus on architectural design of building, construction methodology, green HVAC systems, renewable energy systems and the terminology used in the ZNE Industry. A survey of projects, policies and programs driving ZNE performance in residential and non-residential buildings will be studied.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 004 and RDG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 006  Fundamentals of Building Commissioning Units: 3

Building Commissioning (Cx) is the process of verifying that a building's systems operate as intended. Commissioning Technicians (CxT) and Commissioning Agents (CxA) work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owner to oversee, examine, and verify that the building systems are designed, installed, and tested according to the project's design specifications. This introductory course focuses on how the building commissioning process is applied to new and existing buildings. Students will learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a construction project - from predesign to occupancy and operations.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ACR-090 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: ESYS 004, ACR 075, & ARCH 011
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 021  Residential Energy Modeling Units: 3

This course is for students interested in a career in the building energy consulting industry. Energy consultants select the energy systems, documents, and verify energy code is being met. Energy consultants work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owners to oversee, and examine multiple pathways to achieve the energy goals set by the owners. The student will model the building with alternative wall systems, roofs, window, and energy systems to meet the owner?s energy goals. The student will receive comprehensive training in energy analysis software programs that may be used to document compliance with CA Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), ASHRAE 90.1 Standards, HERS energy rating systems as well as residential and nonresidential Green Building rating systems, such as GreenPoint Rated and LEED.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BIT 024
Advisory: ACR 075, ARCH 011, ESYS 004, & ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 022  Residential Energy Modeling Design Project Units: 2

This course provides training in applying the principle techniques of energy modeling software to residential buildings. Students with a major or interest in architecture, drafting, landscape design, energy engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or environmental engineering will select specialized projects, with the approval of their professor, to model energy usage using Californian Energy Commission approved software.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ESYS 021
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 033  Residential House Electrical Wiring Units: 3

This course will focus on safely wiring a single-family dwelling as per the National Electrical Code using laboratory mock-up walls: Lighting and appliance branch circuits, special purpose outlets, service-entrance calculations, and grounding; project estimating and pricing.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 002 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 035  Advanced Lighting Controls Units: 3

This course will focus on advanced lighting controls with a specific application in the lighting industry and efficiency of: automatic controls, switches and dimmers, sensors and LED lighting sources, outdoor lighting, daylighting and energy efficiency for residential and commercial buildings, and use of data to apply the Title 24 requirements, for Acceptance Test Technician qualification. The certificates will provide a comprehension knowledge base for students pursuing the Acceptance Lighting Controls credential.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 002 & ESYS 005
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 095A  Energy Systems Technology Work Experience Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all work experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose jobs are directly related to energy systems technology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311A  Module 1 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning Units: 0

This course is Module 1 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311B  Module 2 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning Units: 0

This course is Module 2 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 311A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311C  Module 3 Residential Solar Surveying & Planning Units: 0

This course is Module 3 of 3 for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaics. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 311B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311D  Solar Site Planning Project Units: 0

This course provides training in applying the principles and techniques of solar surveying and planning to residential building projects. This project-based workshop supports lectures from ESYS 311 A, B, C by providing students a hands-on approach surveying multiple buildings and making energy recommendations based on current California's energy code.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C & ESYS 311E
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 311E  Introduction to Energy Storage Units: 0

This course provides a broad overview of electric energy storage technologies, benefits, economics, California policies and a discussion of energy storage in microgrid systems. This course addresses students considering a career in the advanced energy industry or want to know how energy storage fits into energy and solar industry. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 312A  Module 1 Residential Solar Installation Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 1 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). null The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competencyof practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ESYS 311C
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 312B  Module 2 Residential Solar Installation Management Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 2 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). null The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 312A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None

ESYS 312C  Module 3 Residential Solar Installation Management Units: 0

This entry level course is Module 3 of 3 for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics systems and obtain a career in the solar industry. The installation principles, technics and functions of the photovoltaic will be presented along with installation and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Discussion and instructions will also serve current solar installers wanting to earn industry recognized credential. Installation practices are aligned to help students prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). null The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV Installation Professionals with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: ESYS 312B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE:None                 CSU GE:None                 IGETC:None