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Indiana Office of Energy Development

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Energy Workforce Development

Colleges and Universities

Additional Workforce Development Opportunities

If you've ever flipped on your light switch and wondered what made the lights turn on, or if you've been curious what helps your air conditioner keep you cool in the summer and your heater keep your warm in the winter; a career in the ENERGY SECTOR may be right for you.

The ENERGY SECTOR consists of so much more than the electricity powering your home.  There is renewable energy, biofuels, natural gas and propane, alternative fuel and electric vehicles, energy efficiency, etc.  Within the ENERGY SECTOR there are engineers and scientists, policy makers and technicians, construction workers and architects; the list goes on and on.

There are a number of Indiana universities and colleges that offer degrees that can help you succeed in ENERGY.  You can find a list of available energy education, as well as training for current workers in the energy field, below.

Does your school offer degrees in energy or do you know of available trainings that are not listed?  Please email avonarx@oed.in.gov

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Anderson University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Ball State University

Pre-Engineering Program in General Engineering (aeronautical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and nuclear)

Bethel College

Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management

Butler University

Dual degree program in partnership with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

  • Chemistry and Energy Engineering
  • Physics and Energy Engineering
  • Mathematics and Energy Engineering

Goshen College

Pre-Engineering 3-2 Program

Grace College and Seminary

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Indiana State University

Pre-Engineering 3-2 Program

Indiana Tech

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering

SPEA Master in Public Affairs with Concentration in Energy

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs through the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

ITT Tech

Multiple Undergraduate Engineering Degrees

Ivy Tech

Earn a Technical Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science in these areas of emphasis:

  • Home Technology Integration/Energy Auditing
  • Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Electric Line Technology
  • Natural Gas Technology
  • Power Plant Technology

Kaplan College

Clean Tech Education in the following areas of emphasis:

  • Solar PV Mastery Training
  • BPI Building Analyst/Envelope
  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED AP Design & Construction
  • BP Multifamily Building Analyst

Manchester University

Engineering Science 3-2 Program

Marian University

Institute for Green and Sustainable Science

  • A seven-week research-based summer program focusing on issues related to energy sustainability, green chemistry, and sustainability

Purdue University

School of Nuclear Engineering

Rose-Hulman

Multiple Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Engineering

Taylor University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering

Trine University

Multiple Undergraduate Programs in Engineering

Master of Engineering

University of Evansville

Multiple Undergraduate Programs in Engineering

University of Indianapolis

Multiple Undergraduate Programs in Engineering

Notre Dame

Center for Sustainable Energy

  • Energy Studies Minor

University of Southern Indiana

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Valparaiso University

Multiple Undergraduate Programs in Engineering

Vincennes University

Multiple Undergraduate Programs in Engineering

Wabash College

Dual Degree Engineering Program with Purdue, Columbia, and Washington Universities

ENERGY ACADEMY's for Junior High, High School Students and Teachers

The LaPorte County Career & Technical Education Energy Academy

Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

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ADDITIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

PV System Design
PV 202 Online

This eight-week online course uses a series of online presentations, webinars, topic resources, design examples, assignments, and quizzes to teach participants the basic step-by-step process of designing a utility-interactive residential or small commercial PV system. Participants will use example site assessments, PV system component design examples, and PV system case studies to learn about selecting equipment, system sizing, layout planning, array siting, and other design considerations.  Learn more here.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS Training)

Classroom Instruction: February 24, 2015 – February 27, 2015

Location: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
20 N Wacker Dr. Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606

Tuition: $1,500
Register:
http://www.cvent.com/d/c4qhhl/4W
Flyer:
CP EnMS Training Flyer

BOC Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Classroom Instruction: Begins February 17, 2015

Location: Wabash Valley Power Association
722 N High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Tuition: $1400. Tuition Reimbursements available upon graduation through a partnership with participating utilities.
Register at www.BOCcentral.org or call 855-420-1785

Women's International Network of Utility Professionals (WinUP)

WinUP exists to professionally and personally support their members in the utility business.  It is an organization providing a link for developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business trends, issues, products, and services.  Their objectives are:  opportunities for professional development of members, network and mentoring amoung members, and recognition and visibility for members and business partners.  For more information about the Indiana Chapter and how to join visit their website here.