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Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Plant Operations  

This schedule lists all courses required for completion of the Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Plant Operations, but the actual order and specific coursework may vary depending on student placement, start date, and quarter. Please check with your advisor prior to any substitutions.

The required related instruction is noted in bold print. The letter in parenthesis indicates which category of related instruction is represented by the given course as follows:

(W) -Written Communications (O) - Oral Communications
(R) - Human Relations (M) - Computation/Mathematics
(J) - Job Seekings Skills (L) - Leadership

 

Year One
 
Fall Quarter
EST 100, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Basics I
5
EST 104, Introduction to Bioenergy*
2
EST 131, Principles of Electricity Theory
5
EST 144, Industrial Safety in the Workplace
3
EST 109, Orientation to the Energy Industry (J)
3
Total Credits
18
 
Winter Quarter
EST 105, Process Support Systems*
3
EST 132, Principles of Electricity AC Application
5
IFA 022, Medic First Aid Basic
.4
OCSUP 107, Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades II (M)
5
ENGL 097, Basic Expository Writing (W)
5
Total Credits
18.4
 
Spring Quarter
AGPR 121, Biomass Feedstock Management ***
3
EST 106, Plant Equipment and Controls *
3
EST 133, Introduction to Controls
5
WTM 190, Water Quality and Environmental Chemistry
5
CMST 102, Interpersonal Communication (O)
3
Total Credits
19
 
Summer Quarter
EST 191, Cooperative Work Experience*
10
EST 292, Cooperative Seminar II* (L)
2
Total Credits
12
 
Total Year One Credits
67.4
 
Year Two
Fall Quarter
BIOL& 211, Majors Cellular**
5
EST 201, Plant Operations*
4
WTM 215, Basic Fluid Dynamics of Piping Systems
3
WTM 135, Cultures of Water (R)
5
Total Credits
17
 
Winter Quarter
EST 202, Bio-Chemical Conversion*
5
EST 250, Introduction to PLC and DDC Control
5
WTM 205, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
3
WTM 221, Pump Applications
3
Total Credits
16
 
Spring Quarter
EST 165, Rigging, Equipment Operation & Material Handling
5
EST 203, Thermo-Chemical Conversion*
5
EST 255, Advanced PLC's and Integrated Architecture
5
Total Credits
15
 
Total Year Two Credits
48
   
Total Credits
115.4
   
* - Asterisked courses are online with hands-on labs and projects.

** - BIOL&100 Survey of Biology (or greater) is okay, but not preferred. Only BIOL& 211, Majors Cellular is transferable.

*** - AGPR 121 is required.

(J) - EST 109
(L) - EST 292
(M) - OCSUP 107
(O) - CMST 102
(R) - WTM 135
(W) - ENGL 097

Transferability:


CIP:03.0198
EPC: 177A

 

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