Programs of Study Home | Programs of Study | Energy Generation Operations Unique programIn the U.S.You'll learn biofuels, fossil fuels, nuclear, and wind technology in 18 months. Placement Energy Generation Operations Featured Videos WelcomeReceive hands-on training in one of the fastest-growing and most stable industries in the world. The increased need for qualified plant operators makes this program attractive. As many as 60 percent of today’s experienced utility workers qualify for retirement by 2015. According to the Electric Power Research Institute-Carnegie Mellon study, more than 1,000 new plant operators will be needed each year during the next decade.You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .OverviewWelcome to SCC's Energy Generation Operations program. Students will acquire skills needed to become power plant operators, bio-fuels production operators, wind farm technicians and operators, and operators of other types of energy production as well as a wide range of processing-type facilities including fertilizer manufacturing, water and wastewater treatment plants, breweries and many others. The focus areas are designed to accommodate the various types of resources used in the generation of energy for public consumption as well as many process-type manufacturing industries. Internships will be conducted at various locations in SCC's 15-county service area and beyond. The program is six quarters (18 months) long. The program is designed to provide five quarters of common core curriculum for several types of energy generation systems operations. Energy generation operators must understand and oversee all aspects of a processing facility, whether that facility is generating electricity or liquid fuels or some other product. Students will study a wide range of necessary topics to gain this broad understanding of plant operations and maintenance. In the sixth quarter, specific types of fuel operations will be covered in detail to prepare students for careers in the type of energy generating plant of their choosing. The focuses offered are Nuclear, Fossil Fuels and Process Operations-Biofuels, and Military.MissionThe mission of the Energy Generation Operations program is to prepare individuals for high-quality entry-level positions in various energy generation fields, including nuclear, coal, natural gas, biofuels, and wind.Employment OutlookThese occupations provide good earning potential for graduates as evidenced by wages reported by recent SCC program graduates. According to statistics provided by 2012-2013 program graduates, the average hourly wage was $20.85, or $43,368 per year. The high salary was $31 per hour, or $64,480 annually.Starting TermsSummer Quarter, Winter Quarter.Energy Generation Operations-AASCurriculumProgram ClassesTake the following ENER-1100 ENER-1110 ENER-1115 ENER-1210 ENER-1220 ENER-1230 ENER-1235 ENER-1900 ENER-1250 ENER-1255 ENER-2100 ENER-2110 ENER-2120 ENER-2105 ENER-2130 HVAC-1131 ACFS-2020 MFGT-1413 ENER-2115ENER-1100 Intro to Energy Generation & DistrENER-1110 Operator SafetyENER-1115 Mechanical & Fluid FundamentalsENER-1210 Electrical Power TheoryENER-1220 Process DynamicsENER-1230 Data Acquisition & Control (SCADA)ENER-1235 Technical DiagramsENER-1900 InternshipENER-1250 Emission Control SystemsENER-1255 Instrumentation & Control SystENER-2100 Motor Controls & SwitchgearENER-2110 Backup Power GenerationENER-2105 Boiler SystemsENER-2120 Steam TurbinesHVAC-1131 Refrigeration Theory IENER-2130 Green Energy TechnologiesACFS-2020 Career DevelopmentMFGT-1413 Electrical FundamentalsENER-2115 Advanced Operator SafetyFocus OptionsTake ENER-2500 ENER-2440 ENER-2520 ENER-2530 ENER-2540ENER-2500 Biofuels FundamentalsENER-2440 Pipeline OperationsENER-2520 Microbial EcologyENER-2530 Process Plant ChemistryENER-2540 Ethanol Process OperationsTake ENER-2300 ENER-2400 ENER-2440 ENER-2420ENER-2300 Coal Plant OperationsENER-2400 Gas Turbine SystemsENER-2440 Pipeline OperationsENER-2420 Plant Operations & TroubleshootingTake ENER-2205 ENER-2135 ENER-2220 ENER-2230 ENER-2240ENER-2205 Intro to Nuclear Power & Plant LayoutENER-2135 Atomic StructuresENER-2220 Reactor Plant MaterialsENER-2230 Radiation Detection & ProtectionENER-2240 Reactor SafetyTake ENER-2099ENER-2099 Military Ser Energy Gen TrainGeneral EducationTake MATH-1050 OR HigherMATH-1050 Thinking MathematicallyMATH-1080 Algebra & TrigonometryMATH-1100 Intermediate AlgebraMATH-1150 College AlgebraMATH-1180 Elementary StatisticsMATH-1200 TrigonometryMATH-1300 PrecalculusMATH-1400 Applied CalculusMATH-1600 Calc & Analytic Geometry IMATH-2030 Contemporary MathematicsTake ENGL-1010 OR ENGL-1015ENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureTake 1 SPEECH COURSESPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunTake one courseANTH-1020 Intro to Cultural AnthANTH-1120 General AnthropologyECON-1200 Personal FinanceECON-2110 MacroeconomicsECON-2120 MicroeconomicsGEOG-1420 World Regional GeographyHIST-1000 Western Tradition IHIST-1010 Western Tradition IIHIST-1820 Survey of Asian HistoryHIST-2010 Amer Hist I (Early America)HIST-2020 Amer Hist II (Late America)HIST-2100 Survey World Hist to 1500 CEHIST-2110 World History since 1500 CEHIST-2960 Survey of African American HisPOLS-1000 American GovernmentPOLS-1040 Comparative PoliticsPOLS-1080 Intro to Political SciencePOLS-1600 Introduction to International RelationsPSYC-1250 Interpersonal RelationsPSYC-1810 Introduction to PsychologySOCI-1010 Introduction to SociologySOCI-1020 Diversity in SocietySOCI-2150 Issues of Unity and DiversityTake Phys-1017 or Phys-1150 or Phys-1410 or higherPHYS-1017 Technical PhysicsPHYS-1150 Descriptive Physics (with Lab)PHYS-1410 General Physics I (with Lab)Take 1 group # BSAD-1010 or INFO-1010BSAD-1010 Microsoft Applications IINFO-1010 Computer LiteracyRequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesMaintain attendance standards according to college policy.Follow designated safety procedures.Participate in all learning activities and stay on schedule.Be responsible for program costs: tuition, books, and toolsAn internship course is required for the degree. Students will spend one week each at three different types of energy generating facilities during their fourth quarter. CostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. You can download the PDF file here.