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Plant Operations Degree Options

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

Plant Operations Certificate Quarter Discipline
The Plant Operations Certificate is the first 49 credits of core and supporting courses for the AAAS in Plant 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.
Degree Outcomes

Biomass Feedstock Management Certificate Quarter Discipline
Degree Outcomes

Biorefinery Processes Short Certificate I Quarter Discipline
The Short Certificate series includes only the six core Plant 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.
Degree Outcomes

Biorefinery Operations Short Certificate II Quarter Discipline
The Short Certificate series includes only the six core Plant 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.
Degree Outcomes

Chemical Conversion Short Certificate III Quarter Discipline
The Short Certificate series includes only the six core Plant 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.
Degree Outcomes