Power Plant Technology
The Power Plant Technology program trains students for entry-level employment in the operation of modern fossil fuel power plants, gas turbine facilities, hydroelectric plants, and other facilities where steam and/or electricity is generated. Students will learn the technical and safety aspects of plant operations, the responsibilities of plant operators, and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in related industrial operations.
Unoccupied space on the north end of TJC's Skills Training Center was reconstructed to create Luminant Academy. Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., formerly TXU Corp., expanded the space to 24,000 square feet with the addition of a second floor. Students attending Luminant Academy classes earn continuing education hours for courses or certificates of completion from the College while being trained to work at generation, mining and construction operations for Luminant, which operates power plants in nearby Rusk and Titus counties. Luminant Academy houses 10 classrooms and office space for 10 permanent staff members. Approximately 300 students per year attend the Academy.
- Power Plant Technology (AAS)
- Power Plant Technology (Certificate)