Enrollment Requirements and Options:
Students in this pod may enroll in online coursework.
This pod includes the following courses:
Renewable Energy Design and Analysis 3 cr
Teaches the skills and knowledge necessary for the design and analysis of renewable energy designs on a variety of scales; from individual appliances through single family homes to regional power plants. On the ground measurements are coupled with computer spreadsheets and established values for analysis. Hydroelectric, wind, biomass, geothermal, biomass and solar (both thermal and electric) sources are studied. Background content in thermodynamics and the design process inform design projects that minimize environmental impacts. Projects this year include improvements to the existing barn PV system and other campus improvements.
Introduction to Woodworking 3 cr
This course will serve as the foundation for students interested in woodworking at Sterling College by providing a structured, comprehensive introduction to basic woodworking processes and techniques. Students will learn proper care and use of the tools and equipment in Sterling’s woodshop, practice the steps involved in independent project design and proposal, and explore the history and context surrounding making in the modern world.