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Integrated Energy Systems - AOS

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SUNY Curriculum Code: 2310

HEGIS: 5311.00

First Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62


1 English is by placement according to competency.

2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 - College Algebra  is the minimum exit-level requirement for the AOS degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Integrated Energy Systems AOS or AAS program should be able to:

  • Identify common types of alternative energy system applications for both stand-alone and utility interactive systems with and without energy storage.
  • Identify the various safety hazards associated with both operating and non-operating alternative energy and utility systems and components.
  • Define basic terminology, including solar radiation, solar irradiance, solar irradiation, solar insolation, solar constant, air mass, ecliptic plane, equatorial plane, pyranometer, solar declination, solstice, equinox, solar time, solar altitude angle, solar azimuth angle, solar window, array tilt angle, array azimuth angle, and solar incidence angle.
  • Given a stand-alone application with a defined electrical load and available solar energy resource, along with PV module specifications, size and configure the PV array, battery subsystem, and other equipment as required, to meet the electrical load during the critical design period.
  • Draw & prepare simple one-line electrical diagrams for interactive and stand-alone PV systems showing all major components and subsystems.
  • Review and recognize the importance of manufacturers’ written and instructors verbal instructions with regard to mounting & installation procedures.
  • Understand the safety requirements for operating and maintaining different types of electrical systems and related equipment and tools.
  • Understand and describe utility systems that prepare students for entry-level employment in a utility job.
  • Understand Delta & Wye system: their voltages, power factor, and advantages/disadvantages of each.
  • Demonstrate safe, fluid, wooden pole climbing skills sets for typical utility installations at 35’.
  • Understand the federal, state, and local regulatory processes and utility policies for integrating alternative energy into the electrical grid.

SUNY General Education Requirement

Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education  

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards for Electrical Construction and Instrumentation Programs

The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Sensory/Observation Skills

General: Use sensory cues to conduct inspections and tests to determine root causes of failures and respond properly.


  • Interpret read-outs from analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, tape rulers, and other measuring devices.
  • Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects.
  • Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects.
  • Detect and respond to warning indicators of malfunctions.
  • Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects.
  • Detect and respond to sensory cues that indicate problems.
  • Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for installation, maintenance and repairs.

Motor skills

General: Possess physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity needed to safely perform electrical work.


  • Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Remove and replace failed components and small parts.
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Work at varying heights.
  • Lift and transport equipment and supplies as necessary.

Communication skills

General: Communicate to gather and convey information.


  • Speak, write, and understand English.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Document work accurately.

Behavioral skills

General: Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment.


  • Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Follow safety procedures.
  • Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects.
  • Use a ladder to work at varying heights.
  • Document work carefully.

Environmental tolerance

General: Function safely in an electrical shop environment.


Work for prolonged periods amidst:

  • Sharp tools and materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemicals and toxins
  • Heat, dust, and fumes
  • Machinery with moving parts
  • Slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Variations in lighting
  • Noise

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