Fuel cell technology major
You’ll incorporate mechanical, electrical and chemical technologies in applying scientific and engineering principles while focusing on sustainable alternative energy sources with an emphasis on fuel cell technology and the systems required to support it.
In the classroom, lab and field you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of sustainable alternative energy sources, fuel cell technology and the balance of plant systems to operate sustainable alternative energy systems. You’ll get familiar with the principles of engineering technology across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical and electro-chemical engineering technologies.
In addition, two certificates are available for the Fuel Cell course of study, the first certificate is a certificate of competency for completing the required fuel cell courses. The second certificate is a one-year fuel cell certificate for completing the required course work outlined in the certificate course of study.
Your pathway to a degree
You can start with a fuel cell certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in fuel cell technology:
Fuel cell certificates
- Certificate – 12 credit hours (PDF)
- Certificate – 31 credit hours (PDF) (Full-time student)
- Certificate – 31 credit hours (PDF) (Part-time student)
- Course descriptions
- Associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology
The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET); www.abet.org
Potential employers include
- LG Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin
- Contained Energy
- Technology Management, Inc.
- Nextech Materials, Ltd
- Catacel Corp.
- or more than 900 other companies in the Ohio fuel cell supply chain database
Gainful employment disclosure
Prepare for a career as a technician in mechanical engineering technology and sustainable alternative energy labs and design offices, in mechanical and energy estimating, with public agencies or in technical sales, among other options
- Engineering Memorial scholarship
- Choose Ohio First scholarship