What has been happening in your career since graduating from Ecotech?
I will be celebrating my first promotion just 5 months after graduation. I have been traveling to various wind farms in Texas for training and I am now training other wind techs with my knowledge.
Whether on a conventional grid or smart grid, the energy world is getting greener, so those with training in clean energy are positioned for the future. In the meantime, controlling the systems that generate and distribute electric power requires specialized training, and now you can get that training at Ecotech Institute.
Ecotech Institute's Power Utility Technician program is designed to provide the training necessary to seek career opportunities as a power utility technician. A few of the job titles you may have an opportunity to pursue are Systems Operator, Power Plant Operator, Hydroelectric-Station Operator or Turbine Operator.
Program Director Patrick Longstreth talks about the Power Utility Technician program at Ecotech Institute
We worked with employers and other experts in the field to develop this associate's degree program curriculum. As a result, our training is designed to prepare graduates to work in the power generation job field, with an emphasis on power plant operations and maintenance. While learning the fundamentals of electricity and clean energy generation, students receive immersive, hands-on training that helps them understand electric utility distribution systems, grid and smart grid.
Ecotech Institute's modern laboratories and facilities—coupled with instructors who have real-world experience—create an ideal environment for students to apply theory learned in the classroom.
If you want to find out more about the Power Utility Technician degree program or would like to arrange a campus tour, contact us at 303-586-5290 or fill out the "Request More Information" form on this page.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.