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Degree Plans - Power Plant Technology (AAS)

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The power generation industry is changing and becoming more modernized. New energy technologies are developing constantly. The Power Plant Technology program trains you 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.

You will work closely with top-notch faculty who bring years of experience into the classroom. Come study the latest technical and safety aspects of plant operations, the responsibilities of plant operators, and the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation technology needed for working in related industrial operations.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 45 Credits

ENER 1330 Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy

 

TECM 1303 Technical Calculations

 

IEIR 1302 Introduction to Direct Current Circuits

 

INMT 2301 Machinery Installation

 

IEIR 1304 Alternating Current Circuits for Industrial Applications

 
CBFM 1307 Boiler Operation  
INCR 1302 Physics of Instrumentation  
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics  

ELMT 1380 Cooperative Education - Electromechanical Technology OR
WLDG 1307 Introduction to Welding Using Multiple Processes

 
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives  
ENER 2325 SCADA and Networking  
ELPT 2305 Motors and Transformers  
ELMT 2353 Power Generation Troubleshooting  
ELMT 2351 Power General Fundamentals  
ELMT 2353 Power Generation Troubleshooting (Capstone)  
General Education Courses 15 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses:  45
General Education Courses 15
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

ENER 1330 Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy

3

TECM 1303 Technical Calculations

3

IEIR 1302 Introduction to Direct Current Circuits

3

INMT 2301 Machinery Installation

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

IEIR 1304 Alternating Current Circuits for Industrial Applications

3

CBFM 1307 Boiler Operation

3

INCR 1302 Physics of Instrumentation

3

HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics

3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ELMT 2351 Power Generation Fundamentals 3
Summer I Credit Hours

ELMT 1380 Cooperative Education - Electromechanical Technology OR
WLDG 1307

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers

3

INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mech. Drives

3
ENER 2325 SCADA and Networking 3

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics OR
GOVT 2305 OR
GOVT 2306 OR 
PSYC 2301 OR 
SOCI 1301 

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

ELPT 2305 Motors and Transformers

3

ELMT 2353 Power Generation Troubleshooting

3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses. 

NOTE: Applicants must meet the admission requirements for TJC, meet minimum standards on the TSI assessments in reading, writing, and math and achieve minimum scores on the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. The Bennett test requirement will be waived for those who have passed the POSS MASS Assessment. 

NOTE: Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair. 

All new students are required to attend power plant orientation. 

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