Students develop the skills necessary to install, service and maintain diesel and natural gas powered generator sets. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment.
This major emphasizes:
- continuous power
- peaking power
- prime power
- standby power generating units
Advanced instruction in:
- electronically controlled diesel engines
- gaseous fueled engines
- troubleshooting and repair of electric power generator
- engine governors
- electronic switching components necessary in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power
The students are exposed to all facets of the career field with a particular focus on problem solving and transferability of technical knowledge and skills. An internship is required in this program.
Students can complete 2 associate's degree programs in 3 years by enrolling in the dual degree option.
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment. Read more...
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for employment in the natural gas industry. Read more...