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At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Undergraduate Business Courses
TECH 2120 Alternative Energy Solutions and Systems
This course provides the student with alternative energy solutions and systems for both present and future consideration. As we continue to deplete our fossil fuel reserves at an alarming rate, alternative energy solutions and systems will become paramount. This course discusses possible energy strategies the student may consider as alternative or supplemental solutions to fossil fueled systems. Today’s students studying alternative energy protocols will be the engineering technicians and technologists implementing these solutions and systems in the future.Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate various energy and power requirements and usages.
- Define the percentages of energy allocated to various sectors in the United States.
- Describe the basics of hydro turbines.
- Review characteristics of wind power as an energy alternative.
- Discuss various spectral characteristics and properties.
- Assess solar radiation properties.
- Differentiate between active and passive solar systems.
- Describe the concepts of solar designs, SSF, PSDH, NLC, and LCR.
- Examine differences between a battery and various types of fuel cells.
- Classify the fuel cell chemical reaction, stacks, and cost per kW.
- Discuss using biomass as an energy alternative.
- Illustrate geothermal sources for energy alternatives.
- Discuss the use of ocean and tides for alternative sources of energy.
- Describe the proper use of nuclear energy as an alternative power.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
- Access information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.