BSAST Degree in Energy Systems Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Energy Systems Technology is designed to help mid-career adults prepare for new opportunities in the energy technologies field. The BSAST degree in Energy Systems Technology is a 120-credit program.

BSAST in Energy Systems Technology Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Second Science
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Energy Utility Technology 45
A. Energy Utility Technology - Core 15
  • ELE-211: DC Circuits
  • ELE-212: AC Circuits
  • Applied Quality Management
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Current Trends & Applications
B. Energy Specialty
(select 30 credits from areas below)
  • Nuclear Operations & Maintenance
  • Plant Operations & Maintenance
  • Gas Distribution
  • Electric Transmission & Distribution
  • Instrumentations & Control
  • Appliance Service
  • Alternative & Efficient Energy
  • Regulatory Policy & Procedures (EUT-401)
  • Applied Economic Analysis (EUT-402)
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120 credits


  • Required Courses: DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Applied Quality Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Current Trends & Applications, Energy Specialty (30 credits)
  • Corollary Requirements: Math (6 credits), Statistics, General Chemistry I and II or Physics I and II, and Computer Requirement
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Most students have transfer credit from an associate degree earned at a two-year college. Credit may also be earned through company training and apprenticeship programs. Credit may also be earned by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and independent study.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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