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Students in the Energy Technology program at Ivy Tech are able to participate in a wide variety of hands-on learning activities including, building and maintaining wind turbines, performing energy audits, wiring electrical circuits and generation systems, and even designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.  Students will be able to work in the laboratory where they will collect data on electrical generation system and wire up, design, install and build new systems.

For even more hands-on learning, the Energy Technology program also partners with several local businesses including Vectren, Johnson Melloh Solutions, Siemens, General Electric, Kirby Risk, Caterpillar, ALCOA, AEP and more.  These partnerships help us make sure our curriculum is using cutting edge technology.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Energy Technology program are working in a variety positions in the energy field.  Our students maintain, build, assess and design wind turbines systems, energy storage systems, solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems and geothermal systems.  Our graduates also design smart grid homes, are grid operators, power linemen, power plant operators and electricians.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Technical Certificates

Electric Line Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Natural Gas Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Powerplant Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Renewable Energy Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Wind Technology Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Energy Technology program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.