Power Plant Technology

Power Plant Technology

Electrify your future!

The Power Plant Technology program at EMCC provides students with the practical and technical skills leading to a rewarding career in electrical generation and transmission industry. Successful students will receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS).

The program partners closely with the state’s major energy providers, including Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, to offer students courses applicable to the industry and opportunities for internships and apprenticeships.

EMCC is one of just 33 colleges nationally, and the only college in the state of Arizona to have its program certified by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) to offer students a nuclear certification. Program graduates that meet a minimum requirement can receive the NEI’s Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) certificate, which is recognized by all U.S. nuclear power plants.

When you enroll in the Power Plant Technologies program, you become part of the Energy Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks, scholarships, internships and other professional opportunities within their selected field of study.

Special requirements: None.

Course Sequence: From mechanical to electrical, and instrumentation to emerging technology, EMCC brings you to the heart of the industry. Your education is already mapped out for you here.

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Career and Employment Outlook

Arizona is home to several of the largest power plants in the United States, which are facing a large amount of retirements over the next few years. Power Plant Technology encompasses many different fields you can enter, with plenty of possibilities. Read more from O*NET.


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Transfer Options

After completing the AAS, you will be well-prepared to begin your career path in one of many power and energy industries or transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree.

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Applied Science