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Green Energy & Environmental Sciences

The purpose of the Green Energy and Environmental Science pathway is to introduce students to the concepts of energy and environmental science.

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The purpose of the Green Energy and Environmental Science pathway is to introduce students to the concepts of energy and environmental science and to expose them to the opportunities related to these fields. The students will explore energy sources, conventional and alternative. They will investigate efficiency strategies and analyze how these strategies affect energy usage, additionally students will analyze the environmental impact of different designs.  Students will develop research skills, interpersonal and leadership skills, and make professional contacts that will contribute to future success in the workplace.

Student research will include academic and practical application components. They will identify stakeholders and collaborate with local community resources such as Topeka, Shawnee County Riverfront Authority, Westar Energy, Topeka Housing Authority, and Topeka Public Works.  Their work could have applications beyond the classroom such as alternative lighting for a park, or architectural design that emphasizes resource efficiency and sustainability.


Professional Certificate/ Industry Recognized Credential: 


Recommended Prerequisite:  Biology and/or Anatomy & Physiology

Sequence of Courses:

Semester 1

  • Energy Industry Fundamentals (5814) 1 credit
  • Environmental Science (5647) .5 credit (TPS Science Credit)

Semester 2

  • Alternative Energy (5872) 1 credit
  • Environmental Science (5647) .5 credit (TPS Science Credit)

Semester 3

  • Research & Design for Energy Comprehensive (TBD) .5 credit
  • Wind Energy Operations (5870) 1 credit

Semester 4

  • Meteorology  .5 credit
  • TBD 1 credit

 

Students may enter the pathway at semester one or two, as these are not sequential.  However, students must complete at least one semester successfully, prior to taking semester three, followed by four.

Environmental Science is a science credit, whereas the others are considered elective credit.

Instructor: Mr. Geyer   Email:  tgeyer@tps501.org

 

TPS 2018-19 Program of Studies

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