Power Plant Technology

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This online* and on campus program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in the operation of modern fossil fuel power plants, gas turbine facilities, or other facilities where steam and/or electricity is generated.

This program provides students an understanding of the equipment and the principle of operation involved.  Graduates will know the responsibilities of plant operators, the necessary mechanical and chemical technology and the work and safety environment in this shift-oriented position.
Enroll today in the country's most reputable power generation program!

Students have the following options:
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Power Plant Technology.
  • Program Certificate in Power Plant Technology
  • Power Plant Technology Courses (college courses for professional development)
Bismarck State College is proud to include the fully-accredited Power Plant program along with other on-campus and online course offerings. We have been teaching customized programs for the energy industry for over 40 years and offer a wide range of services to help students succeed.

Enrollment: A limited number of students will be enrolled in August and January for courses on campus.  Courses offered online begin every 3-5 weeks and are not limited to the number of students choosing to enroll.  Refer to the New Students page on this website for information on how to apply for admission, placement requirements and instructions on how to complete your admission file.

Required Minimum Placement Scores:
This program has minimum entrance requirements. Details can be found here.

* This program is offered online or on-campus.  Online courses require brief on-campus labs or shadowing at an approved facility.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate programs only, excludes degree-seeking students

Additional Program Costs
Please see the Tuition & Fees page for information on credit hour tuition and mandatory fees.

PWRP textbook costs are estimated at $300 per semester. There are 4 semesters in this program.

Outreach for this program has been partially funded by U.S. Department of Labor grant #TC-26460-14-60-A-38.
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Bismarck State College is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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