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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

Course Description

Wind/Hydro Energy Systems

This course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of wind and hydroelectric energy systems and the potential to generate electricity in both grid-tied and off-grid integrated applications. This course provides an introduction to fluid dynamics, measuring and mapping wind and water resources, and on-site assessments. The course focuses on small- and medium-sized wind machines, generators, alternators, and electricity, including technical aspects of micro hydroelectric power generation for hybrid wind and hydro energy systems. Prerequisite: MATH 102, PHYS 107 3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester

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.