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Energy Production Technology
Energy Production Technology

Energize Your Career Outlook!

To address the projected shortage of energy industry professionals, Lake Michigan College, in collaboration with D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Palisades Power Plant, and Consumers Energy launched a new Energy Production Technology degree program in 2008.

The Energy Production Technology degree requires prospective students to meet rigorous performance standards in the areas of math and science. Program coursework will include electronics, math, thermo-fluid sciences, physics, maintenance and general education courses. Courses specific to the nuclear industry are also included, with many taught by adjunct instructors from the industry.

Upon completion of the program, students will earn an Associate in Industrial Technology degree with concentrations available in Mechanical Maintenance, Health Physics-Radiation Protection and Power Plant Operation.

Career Information

As our nation’s need for energy increases, the demand is also on the rise for highly skilled and competent workers who can help operate power generation plants safely and effectively.

The energy production industry is anticipating a large number of retirements among energy professionals. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, about 30% of the nuclear energy workforce will retire within the next five years. read more

Classroom Experience

The program requires students to meet rigorous performance standards in the areas of math and science. Coursework includes electronics, math, thermo-fluid sciences, physics, maintenance and general education courses. Courses specific to the nuclear industry are also included, with many taught by energy industry experts currently working in the field. read more

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