The utility industry’s energy generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure are commonly called the “largest machine in the world.” Students will gain the skills necessary to work competently in various sectors of the industry: energy production, energy transmission, and energy distribution.
Most energy technicians need at least a high school diploma, while many employers prefer someone with college experience. Jackson College’s program offers students the opportunity to achieve certification in the Energy Industry Fundamentals from the Center for Energy Workforce Development. The degree is a good fit for those who are technically minded. They should enjoy working with their hands and be able to work in a variety of environments. A bachelor’s degree is often needed for a manager or supervisory position in the utility industry. Energy professionals will also need technical experience in their field. Jackson College offers an associate degree in energy technology to train workers for entry-level technician careers in a variety of utility environments. Students may start there, and then continue on with their bachelor’s degree to gain necessary skills in project management, communications, business, and decision making.
Energy Systems – Associate in Applied Science
The Energy Systems Technology – Associate in Applied Science program prepares students for careers as technicians within the energy industry. This 60-credit degree will provide students with the diverse skill set necessary to work competently within the various sectors of the industry: energy production, energy transmission, and energy distribution. Students will achieve certification in Energy Industry Fundaments (Center for Energy Workforce Development). This program provides a foundation for the student to secure a career with a regulated provider of energy, or a non-regulated, public or private provider of energy (e.g. municipalities, heavy manufacturing, hospitals, or college campuses).