Energy Technology Programs
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Get the Skills for an Energy Technology Career in as Few as 7 Months*
The energy technology industry continues to grow and diversify, and so does the demand for an educated, well-trained workforce. Individuals with energy technician training may pursue positions in a variety of fields, including wind, gas, coal, nuclear, solar, standby power, geothermal, hydroelectric, methane/landfill gas generation, power distribution and dispatch, and water treatment.
If you’re a mechanically minded individual looking to get into a growing field (without spending years in school), you owe it to yourself to consider a future in Energy Technology.
*MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
Becoming A Qualified Energy Technician
The Energy Technology Programs from MIAT College of Technology provide the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding technical career.
Energy technology classes are interactive and led by industry professionals with years of experience working in the field. You’ll get the one-on-one attention and personal support to pick up new skills quickly and the firsthand technical knowledge to feel confident entering the workforce.
MIAT College of Technology offers both Certificate and Degree Programs:
- Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate Program – 7 Months
The Certificate Program was created in response to the energy industry asking for more qualified technicians. Industrial Maintenance Technician training provides the building blocks for basic technical knowledge, terminology, equipment, tools, safety procedures and professionalism needed in the power industry. Upon completing the program, graduates continue to receive training from their employers on their specific company requirements and equipment.
- Wind Power Technician Certificate Program – 7 Months
Renewable, environmentally sustainable wind energy is a vital resource and an important industry for our future. That’s why MIAT College of Technology offers a Wind Power Technician program that provides college students the skills they need to be successful in this innovative field. Moving forward, the wind energy business is only going to become more advanced, so MIAT College of Technology is training wind turbine students in the current trends and practices. This program can be completed in as little as 7 months.
- Energy Technology Degree Program – 16 Months
If you are thinking about MIAT College of Technology’s Industrial Maintenance Technician program or Wind Power Technician program, consider achieving an associate degree in Energy Technology. The added technical and general education curriculum will round out your training with skills required in more complex positions.
Energy Technology Career Opportunities
MIAT graduates are prepared to pursue a range of positions, including:
- Power Plant Operator
- Maintenance Worker/Repairer
- Industrial Mechanic
- Electrical/Electrician Repairer
- Auxiliary Operator, Control Operator
- Operations and Maintenance Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Boiler Operator
- Gas Turbine Technician
- Wind Turbine Construction Technician
- Wind Service Technician
- Solar Installation Technician
Most entry-level energy technicians start their careers as part of a team of hands-on technicians. Some are promoted to leads, supervisors, and managers. With additional training and experience, technicians also can advance into roles as senior technicians, engineers, regional managers, and department executives.
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What Employers Look For…
The energy industry is asking for candidates that have a strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to troubleshoot with complex equipment. Most technicians in the energy technology industry must be able to work a variety of hours with extensive overtime including holidays and weekends. Technicians must also work in confined or elevated spaces, and be able to keep up with the physical demand of the position. To be selected for an energy technology position, candidates may have to pass psychological tests, complete thorough background checks, pass drug tests and take a written knowledge exam.
MIAT College of Technology programs are developed collaboratively with energy technology employers, so you get the exact skills and training they look for in potential hires. You’ll learn practical, real-world training before you graduate.
Get Backed by Over 50 Years of Success
Since 1969 MIAT College of Technology has helped thousands of individuals get the industry-relevant skills, experience and connections it takes to pursue careers in the skilled trades. After more than 50 years in career education, MIAT has built an excellent reputation and strong working relationships with employers.
MIAT programs are developed in direct response to feedback from industry leaders looking for qualified employees. MIAT partners directly with employers to develop programs specifically tailored to fit their needs. As an MIAT student you will get the relevant, up-to-date skills employers are looking for.
Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career
We know aviation training is about more than a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a rewarding career you can be proud of. At MIAT, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. From corporate contractors to international corporations, employers of all sizes have hired our graduates to work in specialized careers. Alumni and students preparing to graduate have a number of resources at MIAT to help them jump start their new careers, including personalized advising, interview techniques, resume feedback and development, and access to a number of job fairs to give students the opportunity to network and make contacts in the field of their study.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.*
*Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria, and state.
Is A Career In Energy Technology Right for You? Get More Information…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in energy technology, and exploring whether this is the right career field for you, fill out the form to receive more information.
A knowledgeable MIAT Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any question you have, everything from program schedules to educational costs.
Book a Tour and get a feel for what it’s like to have a career in Energy Technology and see if MIAT is right for you.
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Canton, MI (Main Campus): 800-447-1310
Houston, TX (Branch Campus): 888-547-7047
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