Power Generation and Distribution Certificate of Achievement

The  Power Generation and Distribution Certificate of Achievement will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the power generation industry ranging from small stand-alone systems designed for minimal single electrical load devices to centralized utility-scale operations designed to provide power to large regions supporting residential, commercial and/or industrial customers. Students will gain foundational skills in both the conceptual and practical side of power generation as well as an overview of the current electrical infrastructure including; Centralized Power Generation Stations, Distributed Power Generation, Transmission Systems, Distribution Systems, Switchyards, and Sub-stations. Upon completion of the core courses, the students are given several elective course options to provide a measure of flexibility in the determination of the student’s occupational path. Elective courses cover fundamental skills in natural resources, business, alternative transportation, construction technology, HVAC, design and earth sciences.

Course Code Title Units
Required CoursesUnits
ESYS 001Energy Generation & Distribution Industry3
ESYS 002Electricity & Electrical Theory3
ESYS 003Energy Systems Technology3
ESYS 004Industrial Calculations3
BUMA 032Human Relations in the Workplace3
NR 001Conservation of Natural Resources3
ACR 077Energy Conservation Methods for HVACR3
Select 3 units from the following:3
Conservation of Natural Resources Lab
Introduction to Business
Intro to Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Introduction to Construction Technology
Technical Drafting I
The Earth Sciences
Introductory Physics
Energy Systems Technology Work Experience (Maximum of 2 units may be used for work experience)