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Power Generation

Power LinesThe power generation certificate is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in power generation and/or transmission.

Program Overview

The goal of the power generation technology certificate is to prepare students for entry level positions in service, repair and installation of electric power generator units. Students are exposed to all facets of the career field with a particular focus on problem solving and transferability of technical knowledge and skills. Curriculum is designed to introduce students to the skills necessary to service and maintain diesel and natural gas powered generator sets. This program of study introduces students to continuous power, peaking power, prime power and standby power generating units. Students are exposed to the entry level skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment with businesses and industries that generate power using a variety of fuel sources, including diesel, natural gas, wind, hydropower, and steam co-generation. Graduates can find employment in small-scale rural settings or urban environments
as entry-level power generation technicians, technical sales consultants or as industrial maintenance, field service technician, and service manager apprentices or sales representatives.

Contact Information:

Brian Ellingson, Program Coordinator

Fax: 479-2134
Process Technology
UAF Community and Technical College
P.O. Box 758080
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

Jodi Baxter, Administrative Assistant
Process Technology Programs
Phone: 907-479-2436
Fax: 907-479-2134
E-mail: jodi.baxter@alaska.edu

Department e-mail: ctc-processtechnology-dept@alaska.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UAFProcessTech

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