This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a thirty (30) question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies eight (8) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.
In this course the student will study the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Statutes and Codes, including Professional Engineering Ethics.
In this course the student will come to understand a general overview of the planning process of a road tunnel project, geometrical requirements and recommendations of new road tunnels, investigative techniques and parameters required for planning, construction and design of road tunnels, and the different types of reports required for a road tunnel project.
In this course the student will understand the construction methodology and excavation support systems for cut-and-cover road tunnels, design and construction issues for rock and soft ground tunneling, and the special approaches that must be made when passing through difficult ground.
In this course the student will understand the concepts of the sequential excavation method as well as the design, purpose and construction of tunnel linings, immersed tunnels, and jacked box tunnels.
In this course the student will understand the reasons and methods to consider regarding seismic activity in the design process. The concepts of mined/bored tunnel construction engineering. Also, how to monitor the performance of the tunnel construction process, and how to identify, characterize and repair tunnels.
In this course, the student will review Chapters 1-4 from “Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction”, FEMA 232 – June 2006 prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security. The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of this course to earn PDH credits.
This online course is based on a guide that provides cost comparisons of ICF construction to standard residential wood-frame construction, a comprehensive cost analysis of the monthly costs of home ownership for wood-frame and ICF homes, and a detailed discussion regarding many of the structural and energy performance benefits gained through the use of ICFs.
In this course the student will understand the hybrid power plant and the necessary design and planning details required to ensure reliable and efficient means for power production.
In this course the student will understand understand current Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) technologies and explore future advances of this technology by examining the feasibility of a variety of different concepts.
In this course the student will understand a variety of different energy storage technologies and explore their advantages and disadvantages with an in-depth cost and performance comparison. This course follows the report: Energy Storage Technology and Cost Characterization Report, published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
This course provides a thorough overview of current electrical storage technologies including batteries, flywheels, compressed air energy storage (CAES), and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) and is a how-to guide for engineers to aid in the selection, procurement, installation, and/or operation of stationary energy storage systems in today’s electric grid.
In this course the student will understand Electrification, the shift from non-electric to electric sources of energy at the point of final consumption, and an analysis of the potential impacts of widespread electrification on the evolution of the U.S. electricity system. This course follows the guide: Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
In this course the student will understand how to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of operations and maintenance (O&M) for photovoltaic (PV) systems and combined PV and energy storage systems. The course follows the guide: Best Practices for O&M of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems 3rd edition, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.