Credit Courses as Training

Credit courses offered through the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence can be used for industry training purposes.  Industry employees can take courses on campus or online to develop their knowledge and skills for daily use, while earning credits towards a college degree.
 
The following programs include courses that can be used for industry training purposes:

BAS in Energy Management: Coursework in this program can be used to develop an employee's supervisory and management abilities. 

Electric Power Technology: The ELPW program, developed in conjunction with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), provides participants with a core set of skills and competencies and a broad knowledge of the industry.

Electrical Transmission Systems Technology: Participants learn about the electrical power system in North America, including basic electricity, generation, distribution and transmission, with a strong emphasis on system operations.

Energy Services & Renewable Technician:  Participants will study the technical processes through theory and hands-on activities with technician and operational skills utilized in renewable generation and conventional energy facilities.

Instrumentation & Control Technology: Participants learn to install, test, calibrate and maintain instruments that measure, indicate and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, density, temperature, force, vibration and chemical composition.

Nuclear Power Technology: Particiants gain fundamental skills and knowledge required for non-licensed operator, maintenance, chemistry and health physics.  Developed in partnership with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), this program is also a great opportunity for present nuclear station employees in non-technical areas.

Petroleum Production Technology: This program provides a foundation of knowledge used in the petroleum industry, including safety, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control, print reading, troubleshooting and communication and the chemical technology needed for working in various petroleum operations.

Power Plant Technology: The program teaches the technical and safety aspects of plant operations, the responsibilities of plant operators, and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in related industrial operations.  Incumbent workers gain valuable knowledge about different processes which helps them to become more valuable in today's competitive world.

Process Plant Technology: Participants learn the technical and safety aspects of plant operations, responsibilities of plant operators, and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in related industrial operations.

Water & Wastewater Technology: Participants learn to apply biological, chemical and mechanical knowledge and skills to the operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities.