Energy Systems Technology
There is increased demand for technicians and operators with robust electrical, mechanical, and bio-chemical skills and knowledge. Graduates of the Energy Systems Technology degree program are in high demand by public works, power generation, food & beverage processing, pulp & paper milling, manufacturing, agriculture, irrigation, and renewable energy operations!
To complete the AAS degree in Energy Systems Technology, students first complete a one-year electrical core course sequence, and then specialize in one or more of four concentrations that provide opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Calculate, measure, and process a variety of materials to generate high value products, including: electricity, bioproducts, treated water, crops, foods & beverages, paper products, and renewable energy;
- Monitor, adjust, and control equipment to ensure optimal performance, including: turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, controllers, filters, conveyors, emitters, drones, robots, and instruments; and
- Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair/replace wiring and mechanical equipment safely using testing devices and power tools.
A grade of C or higher is needed for EST students in all of their required courses and related instruction. A grade of C or higher indicates the student is gaining the bulk of the intended learning outcomes for each course and is in good standing to proceed in their EST course sequence. EST students will be asked to retake any courses in which a grade of C or higher is not achieved.