Energy Services & Renewable Technician

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Limited Enrollment

Be Prepared to Enter the Fastest Growing Field in Energy
The continued growth of the renewable energy sector requires knowledgeable and skilled workers prepared to work in solar fields, wind farms, and other areas of green energy.  The Energy Services and Renewable Technician (ESRE) program at Bismarck State College prepares individuals for field service technical 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.
Want to be a part of the transformation of the nation’s energy system?
This program provides a broad background in energy production, electrical and mechanical fundamentals, equipment and systems, applied math, and safety practices.

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.  This program will also include extensive troubleshooting of the various systems covered throughout the curriculum.
Be in demand:
Wind Service Turbine Technicians has the fastest growing career projections in North Dakota and nationally, with an up to 100% increase in employment projected by 20261.
 
Technicians in North Dakota earn an average salary of $60,360.
Earn a degree on your schedule 
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Energy Services & Renewable Technician
  • Program Certificate in Energy Services & Renewable Technician
  • Individual courses for training or professional development
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 during the first year of the program.

A limited number of students will be accepted to both the online and on campus programs in the fall.

This program has minimum entrance requirements. Details can be found here.
 
Prospective students should be prepared for the physical demands of the work associated with technician positions when considering this program.  Typical industry entry-level position requirements include passing a physical exam, which may include: lifting 50+ pounds, climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, working at elevated heights, etc.  When applying for jobs applicants may also be required to pass a drug screen and an eye exam, including the ability to distinguish between colors accurately.


ESRE Program Flyer
 
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


For more information contact:
bsc.energy@bismarckstate.edu
701-224-5651 • 800-852-5685

Gainful Employment Information
Gainful employment information reflects certificate programs only. Data excludes degree-seeking students

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