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“While I have seen many such [renewable energy] programs in the US and Canada, I have seen none which compare to Morrisville’s. In terms of diversity of programs, quality of faculty and staff, depth of instruction and ‘passion,’ [MSC’s Renewable Energy program] is far ahead of the competition.”

Ross Taylor, IREC certified Training Manager, Southwest Windpower (now of Evoco Energy)

School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083
Email: nybergcl@morrisville.edu

Course Description

Renewable Energy Resources

A scientific examination of the energy field with emphasis on alternate energy sources; their technology and application will be covered in this course, in addition to present needs and future demands; conventional sources, biomass conversions; wind power; geothermal; solar and nuclear energy. Conservation methods are stressed. Knowledge of intermediate algebra is highly recommended for this course. 3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester, (spring semester online only) This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science.

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Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission to this program are an S.A.T. score of at least 500 in math and 500 in critical reading. Additionally, incoming students will be required to have successfully completed two defined units of science and two defined units of math (three defined units of each is preferred).

The A.A.S. degree in Renewable Energy Technology will be a demanding curriculum for incoming students, as there are strong mathchemistryphysics, and electrical engineering components to the program. SAT scores, combined with math and science units, and their high school average will help to ensure that incoming students will be able to handle a rigorous curriculum.