Plant Operations

Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Plant Operations
This technical degree prepares the student for a career in the bioenergy industry.

Bioenergy Operations Certificate
The Bioenergy Operations Certificate is the first 49 credits of core and supporting courses for the AAAS in Bioenergy Operations. It does not include the Cooperative Work Experience or Seminar. This pathway is meant for those getting their AS or AAAS in another subject who want an introduction and added understanding concerning the Bioenergy/Chemical Processing industries.

Biomass Feedstock Management Certificate


Biorefinery Operations Short Certificate II
The Short Certificate series includes only the six core Bioenergy Operations courses -- all of which are offered via eLearning. All the courses have 1-2 weekend per course intensive lab component requirements, except the Introduction to Bioenergy (no labs). The Short Certificate series is geared to serve as Continuing Education for incumbent workers (workers already in the industry) who desire, or are required, to complete formal skills and technical training. This option also works well for students in aligned programs at partner community and technical colleges who seek additional technical training in Bioenergy not offered by their home institution.

Biorefinery Processes Short Certificate I
The Short Certificate series includes only the six core Bioenergy Operations courses -- all of which are offered via eLearning. All the courses have 1-2 weekend per course intensive lab component requirements, except the Introduction to Bioenergy (no labs). The Short Certificate series is geared to serve as Continuing Education for incumbent workers (workers already in the industry) who desire, or are required, to complete formal skills and technical training. This option also works well for students in aligned programs at partner community and technical colleges who seek additional technical training in Bioenergy not offered by their home institution.

Chemical Conversion Short Certificate III
The Short Certificate series includes only the six core Bioenergy Operations courses -- all of which are offered via eLearning. All the courses have 1-2 weekend per course intensive lab component requirements, except the Introduction to Bioenergy (no labs). The Short Certificate series is geared to serve as Continuing Education for incumbent workers (workers already in the industry) who desire, or are required, to complete formal skills and technical training. This option also works well for students in aligned programs at partner community and technical colleges who seek additional technical training in Bioenergy not offered by their home institution.