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Program Missions and Outcomes



Energy Utility Technology


The Energy Utility Technology certificate offers the opportunity for students to learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills required by the energy industry. All credits will transfer into the Engineering Systems Technology Degree.


Students will be able to...

  1. Solve and analyze various energy industry computational problems.
  2. Demonstrate industrial safety practices, including the use of personal equipment and group safety procedures.
  3. Demonstrate overall energy industry knowledge, including regulatory and business issues, as well as energy generation, transmission, and distribution systems.
  4. Demonstrate industry skills and practices, including field power measurements, specialized equipment use and cable handling, preparation and installation.
  5. Configure, analyze and test various electrical components and electrical subsystems.
  6. Configure, analyze and test various digital components and digital subsystems.
  7. Effectively use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications for reports and presentations.
  8. Demonstrate positive workplace behaviors and ethics, including effective team work and bias-free and fact-driven decisions.
  9. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications, reports, case study analyses, and portfolio entries.
  10. Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and troubleshooting skills applied to both qualitative and quantitative problems.

Manufacturing and Design


Students will be able to…

  1. Ability to quantitatively analyze technical problems, and produce a solutions.
  2. Ability to visualize three dimensional objects.
  3. Ability to model three dimensional objects
  4. Ability to read blueprints and understand dimensioning
  5. Ability to interpret mechanical dimensioning and tolerances
  6. Understand the basics of manufacturing.
  7. Skill to machine basic parts from various materials
  8. Ability select proper tools, speeds and feeds for shaping materials
  9. Ability to apply "G" and "M" coding to CNC programming
  10. Ability to perform precision mechanical measurements

Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Prototyping


Students will be able to…

  1. Ability to quantitatively analyze technical problems, and produce a solutions.
  2. Ability to program PLC devices
  3. Ability to construct a logical flow process
  4. Ability to utilize Master Cam for CNC programming
  5. Ability to plan and execute CNC projects
  6. Ability to translate Solidworks and Mastercam files to 3D printing
  7. Ability to plan and execute a rapid prototype project
  8. Ability to apply CNC skills to an internship experience
  9. Ability to troubleshoot a manufacturing process
  10. Ability to produce a complete internship report