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Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Electrical Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree with a specialization in REnewable Energy Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

This program explores current environmental, social, and technological issues that are driving interest in – and spreading the use of – renewable energy technology. From this background foundation, basic concepts of energy will be explored and explained, then spring-boarding into a general examination of energy conservation, and all the common modes of energy “generation” from renewable sources, including: Solar-Thermal; Solar-Photovoltaic; Wind Energy; Hydro-Power; and others. In addition, topics such as alternative means of space heating, water heating, and alternative transportation technologies will be explored.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Associate ijn Science Degree in Agriculture

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The Agriculture curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for agriculture majors at most senior institutions.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Assolciate in Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The Manufacturing Technology program at KCC offers four specializations that provide students with fundamental theories in technology processes within manufacturing industries:


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Associate in Science Degree in Biological Sciences
The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for biological sciences majors at senior institutions. Potential majors at senior institutions for students who earn an Associate in Science degree and follow the recommendations below include botany, genetics and ecological, evolutionary, molecular, or general biology. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.
Biological Sciences A.S.—Suggested course sequence

Fall
BIOL 1514* 4 cr. hrs.
CHEM 1514* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
Mathematics course* 4-5 cr. hrs.

Spring
BIOL 1524* 4 cr. hrs.
CHEM 1524* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1623* 3 cr. hrs.
Humanities course* 3 cr. hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science course* 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
SPCH 1553* 3 cr. hrs.
Biological Science Major course* 4 cr. hrs.
Mathematics course* 4-5 cr. hrs.
Humanities course* 3 cr. hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science course* 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
Biological Science Major course* 4 cr. hrs.
Humanities course* 3 cr. hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science course* 3 cr. hrs.
Electives* 4 cr. hrs.
*Course has prerequisite.
http://www.kcc.edu/future/choosing/transfer/Pages/biological.aspx


Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Sustainable Resource Management Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The Sustainable Resource Management certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in sustainable resource management. Those who complete the courses are eligible to take the Illinois Recycling Association state certification exam.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Entry-Level Solar-PV Technology Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Entry-level, Solar-PV Technology: curriculum code C39C
This certificate is a gainful employment program and KCC is required to provide cost, completion and occupation information about it.

Required courses - 21 hours
ELTR 1064 - Fundamentals of Electricity1 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1174 - National Electric Code & Wiring Methods* 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1223 - Survey of Renewable Energy* 3 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1402 - Industrial Safety 2 cr. hrs.
ELTR 2334 - Intro to Solar-Photovoltaic Tech* 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 2414 - Industrial Motor Control* 4 cr. hrs.
*Course has prerequisite.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Entry-Level Small-Wind Technology Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

Entry-Level, Small-Wind Energy Technology: curriculum code C39B
This certificate is a gainful employment program and KCC is required to provide cost, completion and occupation information about it.

Required courses - 21 hours
ELTR 1064 - Fundamentals of Electricity1 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1174 - National Electric Code & Wiring Methods* 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1223 - Survey of Renewable Energy* 3 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1402 - Industrial Safety 2 cr. hrs.
ELTR 2074 - DC & AC Rotating Machines & Drive Trains* 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 2324 - Introduction to Small-Wind Energy Technology* 4 cr. hrs.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name, brief description and URL of all other undergraduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Entry-Level Solar-Thermal Technology Certificate
Entry-Level, Solar-Thermal Technology: curriculum code C39A
This certificate is a gainful employment program and KCC is required to provide cost, completion and occupation information about it.

Required courses - 21 hours
AIRC 1014 - Fundamentals of Air Conditioning 4 cr. hrs.
AIRC 1214 - Heating Plants* 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1064 - Fundamentals of Electricity1 4 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1223 - Survey of Renewable Energy* 3 cr. hrs.
ELTR 1402 - Industrial Safety 2 cr. hrs.
ELTR 2314 - Introduction to Solar-Thermal Technology* 4 cr. hrs.
http://www.kcc.edu/future/choosing/occupational/electech/Pages/certificateoptions.aspx#thermal


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