This certificate provides students with the skills required to work in the biofuels industry or create their own biofuels business. The emphasis on this program will be on non-food source feed stocks such as algae and native plants. Knowledge acquired will prepare students for jobs as Plant Technicians, Plant Managers, Laboratory Technicians, Sales Managers, Public Relations and Outreach, Process Coordinators and/or Business Owners/Managers.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Provide leadership in creating and maintaining safe working environments.
- Describe the function, design and installation of biofuels systems.
- Recognize wasteful practices and recommend sustainable alternatives.
- Measure and describe energy and its relationship to biofuels systems.
- Develop and articulate a definition of sustainability.
- Understand the principles of entrepreneurship and creating a sustainable small business.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (32 HRS. MIN.)
ALTF 111 Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Technologies (3)
ALTF 121 Biofuels I (4)
ALTF 221 Biofuels II (4)
BIOL 111 Introduction to Biology (3)
BIOL 111L Introduction to Biology Lab (1)
ENVR 119 General Industry Health and Safety (3)
BLDG 111 Construction Safety (3)
BSAD 119 Entrepreneurial – Planning and
CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry (3)
CHEM 111L Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1)
ELEC 111 Electronic Fundamentals (4)
ENVR 112 Introduction to Sustainable Energy Technologies (3)
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 32 CREDITS MIN.