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  •  Energy Generation Control Simulator Room
    Energy Generation Control Simulator Room 
     Energy Generation Operations
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2018 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     Tim Energy Generation Operations
    Tim Energy Generation Operations 
     Energy Generation Operations
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2018 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Energy Generation Operations

  • Welcome

    Receive 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. 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 . . .

    Overview

    Welcome 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 4 semesters (2 years).   This program is designed to provide 3 semesters of common core curriculum for numerous types of energy generation operation systems.   Operators are the command and control group in large, complex industrial facilities, whether those facilities are producing electrical power, fluid fuels or many other products.  Students will study a wide range of necessary tropics to gain this broad understanding of plant operations and maintenance.  In the final, fourth semester,  several elective courses will be available to complete the student’s choice of specialization.   These electives include courses in nuclear, fossil and biofuels facilities, as well as electric power transmission and distribution.

    Mission

    The 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 Outlook

    These occupations provide good earning potential for graduates as evidenced by wages reported by recent SCC program graduates. recent graduates reported an average starting salary of $56,056.

    Starting Term(s)

    Fall Semester, Spring Semester

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