On-Site Power Generation (PW)
(Effective Fall 2014)
- School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Natural gas major
- Green major
- More Information about On-Site Power Generation
Students develop the skills necessary to install, service, and maintain diesel and natural gas-powered generator sets in residential and commercial settings. This major emphasizes continuous-power, peaking-power, prime-power, and standby-power generating units. Advanced instruction is provided in the areas of electronically controlled diesel engines, gaseous-fueled engines, troubleshooting and repair of electric power generators, engine governors, and the electronic switching components necessary in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment. The students are exposed to all facets of the career field with a particular focus on problem solving and transferability of technical knowledge and skills.
Power generation technician, technical sales consultant, industrial maintenance, field service technician, sales representative, service manager.
Recommended High School Subjects
Four years of English; two years of algebra; two years of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List for this major.
All students must remediate by the end of the first year. The order of remediation will be math, reading and English.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- practice approved safety procedures in the work environment.
- read and interpret equipment manuals and write clear, accurate and complete service reports.
- demonstrate the correct use of basic tools, specialty tools and testing equipment.
- interpret schematics applicable to installation of power generation sets.
- use appropriate test equipment to determine correct operation of the power generation systems.
- explain the principles of electronic control systems and demonstrate the ability to detect and repair faults in electronic controls used in power generation systems.
- interpret manufacturer specifications and determine if a power generator system has been installed correctly.
- demonstrate the ability to supplement existing power systems with portable power generators.
- demonstrate the proper skills in adjusting gaseous-fueled engines to specifications.
- demonstrate the proper skills in adjusting diesel-fueled engines to specifications.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ELT111||Direct Current Fundamentals||5|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|DSM154||Diesel Engine Technology||5|
|DSM116||Diesel Engines Laboratory||4|
|ELT122||Alternating Current Fundamentals||5|
|DSM152||Electric Power Generation Internship||2|
|DSM279||Gaseous Fueled Engines Operation, Applications, and Troubleshooting||2|
|DSM289||Diesel Electronic Fuels: Systems, Operation and Diagnostics||5|
|ELT234||Electrical Motor Control||4|
|ELT229||Process Control Basics||3|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
|ELT245||Introduction to Programmable Logic Control||4|
|ELT248||Electrical Systems Analysis||3|
|ELT265||Power Generation System Controls||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|