Energy Technology - Power Operations
Associate in Applied Science
The Power Operations AAS Degree program prepares students to compete for employment in the Power Generation Industry. Centralia College is designated as Washington State's Center of Excellence for Energy Technology and is supported by statewide energy industry and labor leaders. The Energy Technology degree offers coursework in traditional sources of power generation as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. The program prepares students for entry level positions such as power plant assistant control operator, technician, and other high voltage apprenticeships.
Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:
- Understand and operate electrical systems.
- Understand the components used in the transmission of electricity.
- Specialize in either power generation, power transmission, metering,
substation operations, plant mechanics, or boiler operations.
Recommended Course Schedule
Fall Quarter, First Year
|PPO 150||Energy Efficiency||3|
|PPO 151||Energy Efficiency Lab||2|
|MATH 098||Algebra I *||5|
|PPO 100||Introduction to Energy Industry||5|
Winter Quarter, First Year
|MATH 099||Algebra II *||5|
|PPO 120||Print Reading||4|
|PPO 102||Power Generation||5|
Spring Quarter, First Year
|BTEC 214||Excel I||5|
|MATH& 107||Math in Society||5|
|PPO 103||Electric Utility Distribution System||5|
|PPO 130||Industrial Safety||5|
Summer Quarter, Optional Elective
|PPO 191||Power Plant Job Prep||4|
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
Fall Quarter, Second Year
|H R 110||Human Relations - Workplace||5|
|PPO 201||Plant Systems and Equipment||5|
|ENGL& 102||English Composition II||5|
Winter Quarter, Second Year
|ENVS& 100||Survey of Environmental Science||5|
|PPO 202||Plant Maintenance||5|
|BTEC 210||Word I||5|
Spring Quarter, Second Year
|HLTH 145||Safety and Fitness (HF)||3|
|PPO 203||Refrigeration & HVAC||5|
Recommended Elective Courses:
|ERA 115||DC Electronics||5|
|ERA 121||AC Electronics||5|
|CAD 112||Computer Aided Drafting||3|
|PHYS& 100||Physics: Non-Science Majors||5|
Students interested in fulfilling BAS-AM program admission requirements will also need a Quantitative Skills Distribution course, Natural Science, Social Science, and five additional credits of English, Math, Natural Science or Social Science.
*Credits not included in graduation totals.