Energy Technology - Power Operations

Prepare for a career in the energy industry with a comprehensive program in power generation and energy technology.

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The Energy Technology programs offers training in traditional sources of power generation as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Career Options The program prepares students for entry-level positions, such as power plant assistant, control operator, technician, and other high voltage apprenticeships.

Program Partner Centralia College is designated as Washington State’s Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Energy Technology and is supported by statewide energy industry and labor leaders.

Energy Technology - Power Operations Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Emphasis:
Energy Technology – Power Operations
Total Credits: 100-110

Recommended Electives

  • CAD 112 Computer Aided Drafting I - 5 credits
  • ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science - 5 credits
  • MEC 116 AC/DC Electronics - 4 credits
  • MEC 250 Industrial Electronics - 2 credits
  • PHYS& 100 Physics: Non-Science Majors - 5 credits
  • PPO 205 Power System Operator I - 5 credits
  • PPO 206 Power System Operator II - 5 credits

Fall Quarter

  • IT 117 Introduction to Windows OS - 3 credits
  • MATH 098 Algebra I (pre-college, if needed)* - 5 credits
  • PPO 100 Introduction to Energy Industry - 5 credits
  • PPO 150 Energy Efficiency - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • MATH 099 Algebra II (pre-college, if needed)* - 5 credits
  • PPO 102 Power Generation - 5 credits
  • PPO 120 Print Reading - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • BTEC 210 Word I - 5 credits
  • MATH& 107 Math in Society - 5 credits
  • PPO 103 Electric Utility Distribution - 5 credits
  • PPO 130 Industrial Safety - 5 credits

Summer Quarter (Optional)

  • PPO 191 Power Plant Job Preparation - 4 credits

* Credits not included in graduation totals.

Fall Quarter

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness - 3 credits
  • HR 110 Human Relations in the Workplace - 5 credits
  • PPO 201 Plant Systems - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • PPO 202 Plant Maintenance - 5 credits
  • PPO 208 Hydroelectric Power - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • BTEC 214 Excel - 5 credits
  • PPO 203 Plant Ops Refrigerations - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits