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CAREERS IN ENERGY

Renewable Energy Career Opportunities In Nebraska

 

Nebraska’s Community Colleges now offer programs in renewable energy technologies — wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biofuels.  With American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 grants from the Nebraska Energy Office, four community college systems have added coursework and training equipment to prepare students for careers in renewable energy fields.   Teams of instructors from the colleges have developed courses using national competency standards and continue to expand the course offerings.  Instructors have received training from organizations such as the American Wind Energy Association, National Hydropower Association, Geothermal Energy Association, Solar Energy Institute, and others who offer the most advanced thinking in renewable energy.

 
Master of Science Student – Irrigation Energy Conservation

Professors William Kranz and Derrel Martin are seeking a self-starting individual to work toward an MS degree in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or Mechanized Systems Management. The goal of the project is to develop an ENERGY STAR® rating system for irrigation pumping installations.

For more information visit the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Division.

Energy Generation Operations - Milford

Southeast Community College, Milford Energy Generation Operations Program: A comprehensive program of study that provides training in multiple energy systems: Renewable wind and biofuels specializations and traditional fossil fuel and nuclear programs. Students learn skills for power plant operators, ethanol production operators, wind farm technicians and operators, as well as operators of other types of energy production facilities. Programs are certified by the Wind Energy Association and the Nuclear Energy Institute. Program is designed with five quarters of for several types of energy operations. In the sixth quarter, specific types of fuel operations prepare students for careers in the type of energy generating plant of their choosing. Degree: Associates of Applied Science in Energy Generation Operations.  Their website is www.southeast.edu

Southeast Community College (SCC) is offering  Energy Generation classes at their Milford Campus.

Introduction to Energy Generation and Distribution ENER 1100
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
Introduction to the history of electric and fluid power in the U.S. including deregulation. Investor-owned and public utilities are discussed. Methods of commercial power generation including fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energy generation. Includes overview of electrical transmission and distribution systems. System reliability and governance are covered.
Operator Safety ENER 1110
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
Basic operator-based safety topics including: OSHA 10-hour, Personal Protective Equipment, ladders, body harnesses, confined space, lockout/tagout, MSDS, and fire extinguishers. Students will perform a supervised climb with fall-arrest-protection to above 20 feet.
Mechanical and Fluid Fundamentals ENER 1115
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
This course will give the student a basic understanding of pumps, valves, compressors, and heat exchangers. It will explain the proper procedure on how to start, operate and shutdown pumps. Troubleshooting common operating problems of various pumps will be discussed. Functions and characteristics of reboilers, cooling towers, and condensers will be covered in detail.
Electrical Power Theory ENER 1210
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
This course introduces the student to the electrical power produced at an electrical generating station. Topics include the study of three-phase generation and transmission, power factor and correction. DC transmission, rectification, inverter systems, and grid transfer. The student will also learn about generator control, protection, and fault management.
Process Dynamics ENER 1220
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
The practical application of flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, process dynamics and heat transfer are explored in detail. Automatic and manual control processes.
Data Acquisition and Control (SCADA) ENER 1230
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
This course introduces the student to the process of data collection as it applies to energy generation and industrial process systems. SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) is used as the primary model of data collection and control.
Technical Diagrams ENER 1235
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
This course will cover the symbols and diagrams commonly used on Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and Process Flow Diagrams (PFD). Focus will be on identifying the types of diagrams, identifying instrument symbols and line symbols used on P&IDs, understanding the types of information typically found on a legend, using a P&ID to locate the components of a system, and reading a PFD to trace the flow paths of a system.
Emission Control Systems ENER 1250
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
Introduction to types of pollutants, methods of monitoring and reporting requirements for electrical generating plants as well as biofuels plants. Methods of controlling pollution and regulatory agencies are covered. Identification of the major sources of pollution, explanation of control devices used to minimize polluting emissions; the importance of reducing emissions, in compliance with State and Federal regulations will be discussed. Regulatory agencies overseeing permitting and enforcement procedures both state and federal will also be covered.
Instrumentation and Control Systems ENER 1255
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Scott Samuelson
Building on the), this course will cover the essential elements of a process control system. It will cover common types of electrical and pneumatic signals used for data collection while exploring devices used to measure flow rates, pressures, temperatures, levels and analytic control. This course will compare fundamental control concepts such as on/off and PID. It will explain how control concepts are used in the various control loops of feedback, cascade, ratio and feed-forward.
Internship ENER 1900
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 John Pierce
SCC Staff will coordinate site visits so students can work with various energy-generating facilities as an intern as they explore the various businesses in an attempt to choose a focus in their sixth quarter. One week per employer shall be spent in their facilities partnering with seasoned plant operators.
Motor Controls & Switchgear ENER 2100
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 David Madcharo
This course is a study of various types of motors, motor controls, loads, drive systems and related electrical switchgear commonly used in power generating plants as well as any fuels processing system. Variable frequency controllers, contractors, protective relaying, overload protection, current transformers and other critical components are covered.
Boiler Systems ENER 2105
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 David Madcharo
An introductory course covering boiler operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair. Emphasis throughout is on the vital interrelationship of operation, maintenance, inspection, controls and safety devices.
Backup Power Generation ENER 2010
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 John Pierce
The need for using multiple redundancy backup generation is discussed in detail. The types of backup power include diesel, natural gas and other fuel types. Other topics discussed include black-start, auto-start, load limitations, transfer systems and operational and testing requirements. Gen-sets, special maintenance requirements, synchronizing and switching systems are also covered. Emerging backup technologies are discussed such as UPS, flywheels and others.
Advanced Operator Safety ENER 2115
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 John Pierce
Follow-up course to ENER1110-Operator Safety. This course provides CPR/First Aid training, Aerial Lift & Forklift training, Arc Flash awareness and industrial accident case studies. practices that are desirable for any energy generating facility operator.
Steam Turbines ENER 2120
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 John Pierce
This is an introduction to the basic operation and maintenance of steam turbines. Practical system block diagrams are presented for steam turbine systems as used in biofuels and electricity-generating plants. System flow diagrams, block-level troubleshooting techniques are covered.
Green Energy Technologies ENER 2130
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 John Pierce
This is an introduction to green energy. Practical applications for green energy as used in biofuels-generating systems. System flow diagrams and troubleshooting techniques are covered.
Intoduction to Atomic Structures/Nuclear Power ENER 2200
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Doug Burks
This course introduces and develops the concepts necessary for understanding the fission process used in modern power producing nuclear plants. Details will be provided on how the fission process is controlled and how it is affected by the design of the plant over the life of the fuel and how the reaction is affected by neutron absorbing poisons produced or designed into the fuel assemblies. Additional topics will include fissile and non-fissile fuels, the life cycle of a neutron, and the energy produced by the fission of an atom. Disposition of by-products will be explained.
Nuclear Plant Layout ENER 2210
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Michael Unruh
This course covers the purpose, operation, flow paths and system interactions of basic reactor systems. Emergency operating procedures, automatic control systems, abnormal system conditions, alarm systems are among the many topics covered in this course.
Reactor Plant Materials ENER 2220
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Pearson
This course provides students with an understanding of the various materials used in the operation of a nuclear power plant. Topics include phase balance of materials, mechanical properties and behavior of materials, environmental effects on materials, and nuclear-specific topics such as fuel pellets, fuel rod cladding, control rods, radiation effects on materials, enrichment of radioactive isotopes and fuel pellet fabrication.
Radiation Detection & Protection ENER 2230
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Doug Burks
This course presents the theory, application detection and shielding of the various types of radiation. Topics covered include detection devices such as survey meters, core power detectors and personnel monitoring devices. The course also discusses how exposure to radiation can be minimized and the biological impact of radiation.
Reactor Safety ENER 2240
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Pearson
This course includes an explanation of reactor water chemistry fundamentals. We will cover basic concepts related to nuclear plant protection including administrative controls, procedural concepts and automatic reactor plant protection. Concepts related to accident analysis will be covered. Explanation of basic concepts related to transient prevention and mitigation of core damage and accident management is included.
Coal Plant Operations ENER 2300
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Ewing
Introduction to the general layout and system operations of a typical coal-fueled electric generating plant. Coal-handling systems, emission controls, life-cycle parts monitoring, combustion controls, fire systems and general operations of a coal plant are covered.
Gas Turbine/Heat Recovery Steam Generator Systems ENER 2400
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 John Pierce
This course introduces students to the various types of gas turbine generating systems such as micro, heavy frame and aero-derivative systems. Various topics include theory of operation, fuel systems, emission controls, inlet systems, cooling, heating, and filtering. History of gas turbines is covered as well as support system
Plant Operations & Troubleshooting ENER 2420
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Ewing
A systems-approach to troubleshooting practical and realistic problems operators can expect to encounter in a typical electrical power plant fueled by fossil fuels. Critical and non-critical examples are practiced as students learn to quickly analyze and resolve system failures. Divide and conquer techniques are taught.
Pipeline Operations ENER 2440
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Ewing
Pipeline systems-approach to solving problems operators can expect to encounter in a typical power plant fueled by fossil fuels. Critical and non-critical examples are practiced as students learn to quickly analyze and resolve system failures.
Biofuels Fundamentals ENER 2500
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Doug Burks
Covers the history, rationale, and overall fundamental processes of Biofuels production. A Process Flow Diagram (PFD) of a typical Ethanol Plant will be used to examine the sequence of operation including resident time, pressures, and temperatures seen in various stages of production. This course will explain the rationale for feedstock and additives used in Ethanol processing as well as product and co-product production and use.
Microbial Ecology ENER 2520
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Mumm
Introduces students to structure, classification, and ecology of microorganisms, especially as it relates to a Biofuels processing plant. Will include experience in microbiological laboratory practices and techniques as well as study of the enzymes supporting microbial ecology in Ethanol processing facilities.
Process Plant Chemistry ENER 2530
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Mumm
This course explores the relationship of science, technology, and process management in regards to the operation and optimization of processing plant operations. The course has an emphasis on the science and technology that affect process operations, measures of product quality assurance and control, identify operational deviations, and incorporate process troubleshooting.
Ethanol Process Operations ENER 2540
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Lapp
This advanced process course pulls together the various concepts involving a typical biofuels processing plant. Real-life case studies will be presented as we explore control models used in this business. Topics include feedback, cascade, PID, CIP (Clean In Place), start-up, shut-down and feed-forward. Process troubleshooting concepts will be taught and practiced by students to emulate real-world failures and how to deal with those.
Military Service Energy Generations Training ENER 2099
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
Composite energy generation operations training and experience received at U.S. Government Armed Forces military training centers and deployment sites. Credit awarded is dependent upon military transcript and negotiations with the program chair.
Career Development ACFS 2020
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
Overview of career development with emphasis on the skills necessary for a job search, interpersonal skills, and communication.
Microsoft Applications BSAD 1010
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
Survey of principles and methods of managing personal finance resources. An introduction to how economic concepts and functions impact personal financial decisions. Topics include: economic concepts, banking, saving and investment, credit, major purchases (home/auto), risk management (home, life, health, auto), tax strategies and retirement planning.
Personal Finance ECON 1200
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
Survey of principles and methods of managing personal finance resources. An introduction to how economic concepts and functions impact personal financial decisions. Topics include: economic concepts, banking, saving and investment, credit, major purchases (home/auto), risk management (home, life, health, auto), tax strategies and retirement planning.
Composition I ENGL 1010
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
Composition I offers instructional practice in the techniques of effective writing. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for particular audiences and purposes and research-related skills are also emphasized.
Refrigeration Theory I HVAC 1131
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Mike Roth
Basic refrigeration fundamentals with emphasis on heat energy, heat transfer, temperature, pressure, refrigerants, refrigerant oils, stratospheric ozone, greenhouse effect, and EPA guidelines.
Electrical Fundamentals MFGT 1413
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 Mark Eilers
Fundamental concepts of electricity. Energy, basic electrical fundamentals, and circuits and devices. Application of Ohm’s Law, power and efficiency formulas to problems involving basic circuits. Sources and effects of electric current, magnetism, electromagnetism, generators, and motors.
Thinking Mathematically MATH 1050
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
This course is designed to help student think mathematically. It will cover various topics including critical thinking, logic, geometry, advanced algebra skills, basic trigonometry, statistics and other contemporary topics.
Technical Physics PHYS 1017
Class Dates Location Instructor
January 7 - March 9, 2015 600 State St. Milford, NE 68405 NA
Study of physics applied to technical trades. Measurement, mechanics, and heat. Metric system, conversion of units, material properties, forces, vectors, equilibrium, friction, straight line motion, trajectories, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, simple machines, waves and sound, thermal expansion, and heat transfer.

Southeast Community College, Milford Energy Generation Operations Registration
For more information on the these courses click here.

To register, call (402) 437-2605.   Returning students can register online using the WebAdvisor.

 


Mechatronics (wind and solar) - Hastings, Grand Island, Columbus

Central Community CollegeMechatronics Program: Fundamentals necessary to install, maintain, and repair the latest equipment in varied manufacturing and industrial facilities. In Fall 2012, the Renewable Energy option will prepare students for entry level positions in wind and solar energy installation, operation, and maintenance; Two-year Associate of Applied Technology degree.  Their website is www.cccneb.edu  

The Mechatronics Program is offered at the following Central Community College campuses:
  • Hastings - 550 S. Technical Blvd., Hastings, NE 68902
  • Grand Island - 3134 West Highway 34, Grand Island, NE 68802
  • Columbus - 4500 63rd Street, Columbus, NE 68602


  • Introduction to Technology INDT 1010
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Gives the student a broad overview of technology and the principles governing its development and implementation.
    Concepts of Electronics I INDT 1100
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Part one of a survey course covering the electronics field.
    Concepts of Electronics II INDT 1120
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    The second course in the study of electronics principles. The student will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of alternating current, oscilloscope training and practice, inductive and capacitive effects in series and parallel resonance circuits.
    Fluid Power Fundamentals INDT 1170
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long, Wert
    A study of fundamental principles of fluid power systems. The student will become familiar with various system components and their function in circuits.
    Fluid Power Systems INDT 1190
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Provides an understanding of fluid power systems technology. This is a continuation of INDT 1170 to provide a broader understanding of fluid power.
    Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems INDT 1180
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Covers the maintenance and installation of mechanical equipment for persons with no prior training or experience.
    Introduction to Programmable Controls INDT 1200
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Fundamental concepts of programmable controls; hardware identification and application; circuit design and utilization of diagrams; system testing and construction.
    Solar Electric Seminar INDT 1212
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    This course provides knowledge of solar electric systems (also called photovoltaics or PV). Topics include on-grid and off-grid systems, overall design fundamentals including power load calculations, inverter selection, disconnects, wiring for grid intertie, charge controller technology, battery types and sizing, storage, wiring for stand-alone and related, and topics related to solar electric systems.
    Solar Thermal Seminar INDT 1213
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    This course provides knowledge of solar thermal systems (solar thermal includes solar air and water). Topics include collector design and placement, principles of heat transfer and air and fluid movement, ventilation and register placement, blower selection, various applications of closed loop, drainback, and storage designs, pump selection, controller function, and electrical safety.
    Control Systems INDT 1220
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    A variety of control circuits and electrical systems presented in both theory and practical laboratory applications.
    Transformer and Rotating Machines INDT 1240
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Covers the construction, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of transformers and motors.
    Welding for Related Occupations WELD 1280
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    For students taking welding on a related basis. Includes the basic principles and applications of the shield metal arc welding and oxyacetylene welding processes.
    Autocad Electrical Fundamentals INDT 1300
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Students will learn to use many of the electrical drawing creation tools in AutoCAD Electrical. Students will create schematic drawings, panel drawings, and PLC/IO circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification.
    Production Operation Management INDT 1460
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Manufacturing flow, material handling, efficient use of available facilities and equipment. Packaging, shipping, receiving, and safety equipment. Industrial layouts are developed by students.
    Basic XRC Robotic Welding WELD 1580
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Covers XRC Motoman basic programming and welding with an industrial sized robot.
    Industrial Networking INDT 2050
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    This course is an examination of the technologies used to interconnect the automated machine world in industry. It deals with the systems to connect one machine to another in a peer to peer configuration including connecting one plant location to another. Discusses how to transmit and handle real time data in the manufacturing environment.
    Control Logix I INDT 2060
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    The exploration of Distributive I/O using the Control Logix Platform and the Logix 5000 Software. This is a tag based system that allows for the utilization of multiple racks and processors across the networks utilized in industry. A discussion of instructions, communication, ownership, produced and consumed tags, and redundant processors.
    Advanced Logix Applications I INDT 2070
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    A discussion and application of advanced capabilities of the Logix Platform, Analog Devices, Control Loops, Introduction to Instrumentation and Communications.
    Applications of Fluid Power INDT 2140
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Covers hydraulics systems applications, maintenance, and repair.
    Capstone Processes INDT 2170
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Covers the construction, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Problem identification design of production process, selection of product or component parts for manufacture; develop manufacturing and inspection procedures; cost estimation, equipment selection, and product implementation.
    Advanced Programmable Controls INDT 2200
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Advanced concepts of programmable controls; hardware identification and application, circuit design, interfacing communications, and utilization of diagrams, system testing and construction.
    Advanced Control Systems INDT 2220
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Covers a variety of advanced control circuits and electrical systems presented in both theory and practical laboratory applications.
    Process and Servo Control INDT 2230
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Enables the student to acquire a basic understanding of what is really happening with one of the sophisticated manufacturing processes in industry. The information in this course will develop a working knowledge of a typical servo drive system.
    Programmable Automation Control INDT 2240
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    A study of fundamental principles of Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC). The student will become familiar with the programming standard IEC 61131-3 with multiple programming language styles, analog input and output hardware, PIP function and network technology.
    Human Interface to a Machine World INDT 2250
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    Provides a discussion and practical application with the software and hardware involved in allowing machine operators to control and gather data from machines. Also looks at distribution of the information throughout the plant and corporation to disseminate information to those involved.
    Applications of Industrial Sensors INDT 2410
    Class Dates Location Instructors
    January 12 - May 7, 2015 Hastings, Grand Island and Columbus McCartney, Cox, Arndt, Long and Wert
    An advanced course designed to inform students of the theory and applications of many sensing devices commonly used in industrial automated or instrumentation environments. Students will learn the function as all as the application of common types of discrete operating proximity sensors including optical, inductive, capacitive and ultrasonic sensing devices. Students will also learn the function and application of their analog counterparts used for precise distance and displacement measurements. Applications for force and air pressure sensing devices are covered as well.

    Central Community College Mechatronics Registration

    For more information on any of the these courses and their availability, click here to search online.

    To register you may call  402-463-9811.  

     

     


    Solar - Omaha
    Metropolitan Community College, OmahaSolar Energy Program: Part of the Stainability Initiative, which includes weatherization, green living, urban farming and related courses. There are three types of active solar: electric, air, and water. Each type of active solar has one theory class, one overview class and three installation classes. Students will have the opportunity to use best practices on the latest equipment and applications. Additional classes: general renewables (wind, hydro, solar), passive solar and solar site selection. There are no pre-requisites. Six types of specialist Certificates.  Their website is www.mccneb.edu

    Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is offering  Solar Training classes at their South Omaha Campus.

    Solar Electric Systems Design SNRG 1220
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course provides a working knowledge of solar electric systems (also called photovoltaics or PV). Topics include on-grid and off-grid systems, overall design fundamentals (including power load calculations, inverter selection, disconnects, wiring for grid intertie, charge controller technology, battery types and sizing, storage, and wiring for stand-alone), and related concepts. The class meets the needs of residential and light commercial applications.
    Solar Electric Install - Overview SNRG 1230
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course provides installation training related to solar electric systems. It includes a site visit to an installation in progress or already completed. Students closely observe the system components and participate if job site activities allow. The beginning of the course includes a safety briefing and system overview. Work activities vary according to the planning of the seminar.
    Solar Electric Install 1 - Modules SNRG 1231
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provide installation training for Solar Electric Systems Design. It focuses on solar electric module siting and placement and reviews roof, ground, and pole mounting with one selected for hands-on practice. Safety topics include proper module handling techniques, disconnects, grounding, and wiring to the inverter.
    Solar Electric Install 2 - Grid Tie SNRG 1232
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course focuses on inverter placement, wiring, and utility disconnect requirements. Safety topics include proper circuit breaker and conductor sizing, placement of disconnects, grounding, and inverter wiring.
    Solar Electric Install 2 - Off Grid SNRG 1233
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provide installation training for SNRG 1220 Solar Electric Systems Design. It focuses on off-grid design considerations including battery placement, dc wiring, and ac connections. Safety topics include proper circuit breaker and conductor sizing, placement of disconnects, grounding, and inverter wiring.
    Solar Air Systems Design SNRG 1240
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course provides a working knowledge of solar warm air systems. Topics include collector design and placement, principles of heat transfer and air movement, ventilation and register placement, blower selection, controller function, and electrical safety. The class meets the needs of residential and light commercial applications. Installation training is in three separate seminars of 1.5 hours each covering collector siting, installation, and safety.
    Solar Air Install - Overview SNRG 1250
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course provides installation training related to solar warm air systems. It includes a site visit to an installation in progress or already completed. Students closely observe the system components and participate if job site activities allow. The beginning of the course includes a safety briefing and system overview. Work activities vary according to the planning of the seminar.
    Solar Air Install 1 - Collectors SNRG 1251
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provides installation training for SNRG 1240 Solar Air Systems Design. It focuses on solar warm air collector siting and placement and reviews roof, ground, and side-wall mounting with one selected for hands-on practice. Safety topics include roof practices, proper collector handling techniques, and waterproofing roof or wall penetrations.
    Solar Air Install 2 - Ventilation SNRG 1252
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of the three that provides installation training for SNRG 1240 Solar Air Systems Design. It focuses on solar warm air ventilation, ducting, and register placement. Safety topics include roof practices, attic movement, wall penetrations, and insulation protection.
    Solar Air Install 3 - Blower SNRG 1253
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provides installation training for SNRG 1240 Solar Air Systems Design. It focuses on blower placement, ventilation flow rates, controller, and sensor placement. Safety topics include roof practices, attic movement, insulation protection, electrical wiring, and grounding.
    Solar Water Systems Design SNRG 1260
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course provides a working knowledge of solar hot water systems. Topics include collector design and placement, principles of heat transfer and fluid movement, various applications of closed loop, drainback and storage designs, pump selection, controller function, and electrical safety. The class meets the needs of residential and light commercial applications. Installation training is in three separate seminars of 1.5 hours each and covers collector siting, installation, and safety.
    Solar Hydronic Systems Design SNRG 1265
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course gives students an understanding of solar hot water heating with a focus on hydronic applications. It reviews the components and functions of solar hot water systems and evaluates solar drainback and closed loop designs for residential and light commercial applications. The course demonstrates heat storage and distribution using various types of heat exchangers and radiant tubing.
    Solar Water Installation - Overview SNRG 1270
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course provides installation training related to solar hot water systems. It includes a site visit to an installation in progress or already completed. Students closely observe the system components and participate if job site activities allow. The beginning of the course includes a safety briefing and system overview. Work activities vary according to the planning of the seminar.
    Solar Water Install 1 - Panels SNRG 1271
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provides installation training for SNRG 1260 Solar Water Systems Design. It focuses on solar hot water collector siting, placement, and pressure testing and reviews roof, ground, and side-wall mounting with one selected for hands-on practice. Safety topics include roof practices, proper collector handling techniques, and waterproofing roof or wall penetrations.
    Solar Water Install 2 - Storage SNRG 1272
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provides installation training for SNRG 1260 Solar Water Systems Design. It focuses on solar hot water loop piping, insulation, and tank placement. Safety topics include sweating techniques, roof practices, attic movement, wall penetrations, and insulation protection.
    Solar Water Install 3 - Piping SNRG 1273
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 South 27th Street & Q Street Omaha, NE 68107 Michael Shonka
    This course is one of three that provides installation training for SNRG 1260 Solar Water Systems Design. It focuses on solar storage loop piping, pressure testing, controller, and sensor placement. Safety topics include sweating techniques, roof practices, attic movement, wall penetrations, and insulation protection.

    Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Solar Training Registration

    For more information on any of the these courses and their availability, click here, select Sustainable Energy Technology from the Subject drop down menu and click "Search for Classes".  Remember that you can only search for classes being held in the current quarter.

    To register, call (402) 457-5231.  Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor.

    Metropolitan Community College is a qualified training provider as outlined by the reEnergize program.




    Weatherization
    Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is proud to offer Weatherization Training classes at their new Weatherization Training Facility.

    ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings - SNRG 1110
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    This course introduces students to the benefits and barriers of commercial building energy efficiency through an in-depth look into EPA's ENERGY STAR program. Topics include current trends in commercial building energy efficiency, transforming the market with ENERGY STAR, ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy management, rating building energy efficiency with Portfolio Manager, best energy efficiency practices, engaging employees in energy conservation, and tracking energy savings and greenhouse emissions reductions over time. This course includes hands-on learning opportunities such as measuring the energy use of an actual building and identifying energy efficiency opportunities.

    Weatherization Installer Fundamentals - SNRG 1120
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    This course presents theory, methods, and techniques for installation of weatherization materials. It focuses on blower doors, combustion safety, building science, safety, and hand/power tools. It also includes the basics of mobile home and multi-family weatherization.

    Weather Install Intermediate - SNRG 1121
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    This course presents theory, methods, and techniques for installation of weatherization materials. It focuses on demonstration and hands-on application of weather-stripping (air sealing), insulation, mechanical ventilation, caulking, and door and window installation. It features more difficult weatherization procedures such as basements and crawl spaces.

    Weatherization Installer - Mobile Homes - SNRG 1124
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    This course takes new and experienced weatherization workers through several modules introducing and expanding upon basic technical and safety skills essential for effective mobile home weatherization. Topics include introduction to mobile homes; duct diagnostics and repair; belly, sidewall, and roof retrofit; heating systems; and other mobile home-specific competencies and terminology.

    Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Training - SNRG 1125
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    This course covers the testing and documentation of combustion appliance zone depressurization tests. The training consists of classroom instruction and field demonstrations. Field training demonstrates the testing protocols and allows students to engage in proper use of the equipment while focusing on pre- and post-safety inspections and gas leak detection relevant to the combustion appliances. Students receive an advanced understanding of air leakage and air pressure dynamics, CAZ depressurization tests, calculation of minimum ventilation levels, and proper reporting requirements.

    Weatherization Crew Chief - SNRG 1126
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    This course takes new and experienced weatherization crew chiefs through several modules introducing and expanding upon basic safety, proficiency, and productivity skills essential for effective crew management. Topics include the role of crew chief; communication and leadership skills; organizational skills, including the tracking/maintenance of equipment and the tracking/warehousing of materials; and technical expertise, including building/safety codes, quality control, safe work practices, and general weatherization competencies.

    Home Energy Auditor - Single Family - SNRG 1130
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    March 6, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Weatherization Training Center, 5626 Sorenson Parkway, Omaha Douglas Sea

    Students learn home energy auditing concepts and techniques and apply them in lab exercises. Concepts include savings payback, building science, infiltration theory, degree days, and retrofit projects. Techniques include blower door-guided air leakage test, baseload measurement, heat systems testing and analysis, and measuring and working with a field data collection form.

    Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Weatherization Training Registration

    For more information on any of the these courses and their availability, click here, select Sustainable Energy Technology from the Subject drop down menu and click "Search for Classes".  Remember that you can only search for classes being held in the current quarter.

    To register, call (402) 457-2400. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor.

    Located at 5626 Sorensen Parkway in Northern Omaha, MCC's Weatherization Training Facility is the Midwest's premier training location for home energy training and skill development. All training is provided in compliance with the U.S. Department of Energy Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program.

    Metropolitan Community College is a qualified training provider as outlined by the reEnergize program. Both Weatherization Installer Fundamentals and Weatherization Installer Intermediate classes must be taken to receive full Weatherization Installer Training.


    Central Community College (CCC) is proud to offer Weatherization Training classes for 2013.

    Quality Control Inspector
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    To Be Announced Central Community College Columbus, Campus
    4500 63rd Street, Columbus NE 68601
    Room 938-939
    Tim Higgins

    Central Community College Weatherization Training Registration

    Registration contact Sue Mahlin at 402/562-1409 or smahlin@cccneb.edu.

    For more infomation contact:
    Tim Higgins
    Training and Development-Columbus
    Weatherization Trainer/Coordinator
    402-562-1491
    thiggins@cccneb.edu




    Wind - Norfolk
    Northeast Community College, NorfolkWind Energy Program: Students learn rigging and climbing safety in and around a wind turbine, wind energy fundamentals, blueprint reading, control systems and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and wind turbine siting. Degree: Wind Energy Diploma or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Wind Energy Technology.  Their website is www.northeast.edu .

    The wind energy program will provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to work in positions in the wind energy field. Students will acquire knowledge and skills through concentrated classroom and hands-on learning. Upon completion of the program, graduates are placed into positions as wind energy technicians.

    Basic Electricity - WIND 1010
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Fundamental electrical theory including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. Covers electrical measurement with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of each instrument.
    Basic Electricity Lab - WIND 1020
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Includes practical application of safe work practices in building series and parallel circuits as used in the building industry. Includes utilizing digital meters and related test equipment in a live work setting.
    Electrical and Operations Safety for Wind Energy -WIND 1058
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Basic study of the electrical safety guidelines for the wind industry.
    Wind Energy Fundamentals - WIND 1080
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Introduction to how wind works, its reliability, and its economic, environmental and political issues. Introduces the various applications and the basic principles of wind energy systems. The course will cover the past and the future of the wind industry.
    Wind Energy Fundamentals Lab - WIND 1085
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Basic study of safety, equipment safety, structural awareness, environmental hazards, fall protection, non-climbing techniques, rescue plans, and physical demands for wind technician.
    Wind Turbine Systems - WIND 1090
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    This course will cover the interconnection issues, system interaction and protection, technical challenges, safety issues, and metering associated with renewable resource generation. The course will provide knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of electrical power systems. This course will also cover construction operation and control of wind systems, their management and planning, operation and control, systems management and correction.
    Wind Turbine Systems Lab - WIND 1095
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    The lab will cover hands on training with the various mechanisms of a wind turbine. Students will understand and follow all safety standards related to wind turbine systems.
    Mechanical Systems for Wind Energy -WIND 1155
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    This course is an introduction to the form and function of mechanical systems. The emphasis for this course will be on power transmission, lubrication, safety procedures, maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment and systems.
    Motor Control - WIND 1230
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Practical source on various circuits commonly used to control electrical motors, including practice in troubleshooting and wiring control circuits in a laboratory situation.
    Motor Control Lab - WIND 1240
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Practical application in constructing circuits used to control motors. Includes troubleshooting and repair of motor control systems in a lab setting.
    Blue Print Reading -WIND 1255
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Study of electrical and structural blueprints used in the wind industry. Course includes creating a materials list and cost estimates for constructing wind turbines. Students will also learn how to use a CAD program to blueprint electrical and electromechanical devices used in the operation of wind turbines.
    Cooperative Internship I -WIND 1300
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. First year completion of the Wind Energy program classes with a minimum GPA of 2.0 required.
    Programmable Logic Controllers - WIND 2045
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will understand the relationship of Programmable Logic Controllers, software programming, and communication protocols to various control systems. Students will engage in common programming techniques, and demonstrate safe programming standards.
    Fluid Fundamentals - WIND 2050
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    The study of fluid characteristics, the operations of valves, pumps and cylinders, and the basic steps in hydraulic troubleshooting.
    Fluid Fundamentals Lab - WIND 2060
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Practical application in the safe use of high pressure hydraulic fluids. Students will also work as a team to draw and construct a simple hydraulic circuit, analyze a hydraulic system and demonstrate the use of flow control components.
    Wind Electronics II Theory - WIND 2070
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will understand the relationship of various electronic components and devices. Various circuit configurations will demonstrate the effects components have on each other.
    Wind Electronics II Lab - WIND 2075
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will utilize various test equipment and demonstrate safe practices. The labs will demonstrate, with multiple circuits, the effects various components have on each other.
    Generator Theory - WIND 2080
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Fundamental generator theory will emphasize the basic construction and components of a generator. Students will understand the theory of magnet flux and how it affects generator performance.
    Generator Lab - WIND 2085
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Student will assemble and disassemble a small scale generator with safe work practices. Various testing equipment will be demonstrated.
    Airfoils and Composite Repair - WIND 2090
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    This course will enable the student to understand the construction, design and repair of turbine components. This course will also cover the moving/transportation of wind turbines blades. Students will understand common industry terms used in the manufacturing and repair of wind turbine blades. Student will also be exposed to traditional and the latest repairing techniques.
    Control Systems - WIND 2110
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will understand the various industrial control systems that utilize advanced electrical and electronic components and devices such as sensors, relays, proximity switches and controllers.
    Climbing Safety Lab - WIND 2260
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will practice with proper protective equipment for climbing, proper safety for climbing, and be familiar with rescue techniques and situations.
    Data Communication and Acquisition - WIND 2270
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will have an understanding of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition and relate the information to wind energy efficiency.
    Wind Turbine Siting - WIND 2280
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Student will understand the proper placement of individual wind turbines as well as wind farm sites. This course will cover basic principals of how to find the best site and if it is suitable for wind energy production both large and small scale. Topics that will be covered are, physical restrictions, political issues, financing, institutional concerns, wind turbine noise, shadow flicker, proper placement near the electric grid, proper spacing of turbines, and environmental issues associated with wind turbines.
    Power Generation and Distribution - WIND 2290
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Students will have an introduction to the generation of electrical power with a wind turbine generator moving that power through a transmission system to a substation. This course will cover the aspects of working with substations, voltage regulations, capacitors, and experience in a substation. This course will also cover substation grounding, substation inspection for maintenance, switching orders of high voltage circuits, installations of high side fuses. Student will experience making terminations on underground high voltage cable.
    Applied Mathematics I -MATH 1020
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
    Applied Mathematics II - MATH 1060
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.
    Basic Computer Applications - INFO 1000
    Class Dates Location Instructor
    January 12 - May 13, 2015 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702-0469 Kory Hildebrand
    An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.

    Northeast Community College, Norfolk Wind Diploma Registration

    For more information on any of the these courses and their availability, click here and apply by choosing an option that best applies to you.

     


    Financial Assistance

    The Nebraska State Energy Sector Partnership syNErgy Project

    syNErgy is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor State Energy Sector Partnership grant and is coordinated through the Nebraska Department of Labor.  The goal of syNErgy is to place skilled workers in unsubsidized employment in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency fields by preserving and creating new jobs in power generation, transportation, building, agriculture and waste management markets while reducing the environmental footprint of these energy intensive industries.

    Officials at Northeast Community College recently learned that the Nebraska Department of Labor’s syNErgy Program grant funds for students interested in green careers have been increased from $2,000 to $6,000 per student.  The grant awards will be available for tuition, fees, books, and required materials for those studying renewable fuels (ethanol), wind energy, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, industrial technology, building construction, and welding at Nebraska colleges. Participants must complete their studies by December 2012. For more information, contact Shanelle Grudzinski at (402)844-7692, email shanelle@northeast.edu or contact Theresa Kratochvil, Nebraska Department of Labor at (402)564-3124, email Theresa.kratochvil@nebraska.gov.

    Check with your local community college financial assistance office for information on syNErgy grants.

    U.S. Department of Labor State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) Nebraska Grant -- $4,839,511
    In June 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of approximately $190 million in grant funds to State Workforce Investment Boards of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.  The Nebraska Department of Labor received $4,839,511.

    The creation of the Nebraska State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) will align the Governor’s Workforce Vision with an educated workforce skilled in renewable energy production, bio-fuels, and energy efficient building industries. The overall purpose of the SESP is to support and grow Nebraska’s ‘green’ economy resulting in jobs for our citizens.


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