Energy Services & Renewable Technician

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The Energy Services & Renewable Technician program prepares graduates for field service technician careers in the rapidly expanding energy industry.  Students will gain broad technician skill-sets required in the conventional and renewable energy industry and other industries that employ automated processes. 
Students receive a broad background in electrical and mechanical fundamentals, equipment and systems, instrumentation, automation and print reading. Coursework emphasizes theory and hands-on applications of applied electronics, mechanics, hydraulics, electric motor control, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), SCADA, wind turbine systems, solar photovoltaic systems, and safe work practices.
Students have the following options:
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Energy Services & Renewable Technician
  • Program Certificate in Energy Services & Renewable Technician
Enrollment: A limited number of students will be accepted to both the online and on campus programs in the fall. Online courses require lab activities that may require travel to the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence in Bismarck. 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 on-campus lab activities or job shadowing at an approved facility; travel to the NECE located in Bismarck may be required.

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.

ESRE textbook costs are estimated at: first semester $400, second semester $340, third and fourth semesters, $300 each

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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