Renewable Energies Technician (2012/13)
The production of energy using renewable natural resources such as wind, sunlight, biomass, geothermal heat, etc., has gained global acceptance in recent years. The Renewable Energies Technician program represents a response to the increasing need for quality training in the Renewable Energies sector.
The Renewable Energies Technician program will be focused on the primary practical applications of Renewable Energy. The program will appeal to individuals seeking formal training to enable them to enter the Renewable Energies field as employees or entrepreneurs.
The program shall firstly deliver the foundational knowledge in the relevant electrical, electronic and mechanical disciplines that will be required to function practically in the Renewable Energies sector.
Whereas a number of Renewable Energy solutions and applications are emerging in our current environment, the program will address more than one renewable energy technology by design. The program will give the student a solid foundation in the science as well as the design and installation techniques required to work with various Renewable Energy solutions. Included components will be Solar Energy, Wind Turbines, Biomass Energy and Geothermal Energy Systems. The best industry practices of health, safety and environmental conservation will play an integral role in all of the courses delivered within the program including complete safety training for working at heights and confined spaces.
The program will also introduce the general concepts associated with global climate change and the practicalities associated with sustainable energy including conservation techniques.
By completion of the program, students will have gained experience and knowledge enabling them to perform site assessments for Wind and Photovoltaic Energy projects with the ability to integrate same with current existing energy sources. Graduates will have an in-depth working knowledge of current practice in the installation, commissioning and routine maintenance and repair of Photovoltaic and Wind Turbine generating systems enabling them to function effectively in the utility scale Wind Turbine and Solar Photovoltaic industries.
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