ENERGY SYSTEMSStudents will learn the key concepts and methods of energy efficiency. Students will also explore how energy is converted into useful services and the role of increased efficiency in providing those services with less energy. The different forms of efficiency improvements and conservation are introduced, drawing upon examples in transportation, buildings, and industry. The practical implications of public policies, behavior, and economics are interspersed with technical and theoretical aspects. Key concepts include how to convert and design efficient solar energy designs

Pathway Description

This pathway will introduce students to energy systems technologies.  Students will understand mechanical, electrical, fluid, and alternate systems.   Students will also identify and understand energy resources.  This pathway will cover the codes, regulations, and industry standards that are currently in place for sustainable energy buildings and Green Buildings.  Evaluation of a building style and the energy efficient materials used in its construction will be included.  Students will develop an awareness of the energy crisis and the use of alternative energy.


Course Name
Course Code
Course Abbreviation
Level 1
* Foundations of Engineering and Technology
Level 2
*Energy and Power Technology
Level 3
*Appropriate and Alternative Energy Technologies
Level 4
Energy Systems Internship

*Required for Pathway Completion 

Course Description

21.42500                  Foundations of Engineering and Technology – Grades 9-12
This course is the introductory course for many Georgia Engineering and Technology education pathways. This course provides students with opportunities to develop fundamental technological literacy as they learn about the history systems, and processes of invention and innovation.

21.45100                  Energy and Power Technology – Grades 10-12
This is an introductory course that explores the relationship between force, work, energy, and power.  Students study the characteristics, availability, conversion, control, transmission, and storage of energy and power.

21.45700                  Appropriate and Alternative Energy Technologies – Grades 10-12
This course will help students develop an understanding of the differences between nonrenewable, renewable, and inexhaustible energy sources and how these energy sources affect their world.

21.44800                  Energy Systems Internship
This course is designed to allow students to experience the workplace through an internship opportunity.  Throughout the internship, the student will gain interpersonal skills, demonstrate work ethics, and work with various industrial processes including design and fabrication related to the field of energy systems.


Energy Systems Opportunities

Occupation Level of Education  Salary
Power Line Worker Related Work Experience/Technical Training $35,000
Energy Data Analysis 2 to 4 Year Degree Preferred $45,000
Energy Systems Developer Bachelor’s Degree $65,000



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