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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This degree will convey the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the traditional and renewable energy fields. The degree will prepare students for work as technicians in the following industries: coal-fired electric power generation, natural gas distribution, ethanol production, boidiesel production, wind turbine maintenance, and solar energy.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby 56220
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls 56241

Labor Market Information

  • Power Plant Operators

  • Median wage: $34.98/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Nuclear Technicians

  • Median wage: $38.90/hour
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

  • Median wage: $27.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers

  • Median wage: $27.71/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians

  • Median wage: $27.31/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu