Energy Technology


Energy is a fundamental requirement for the sustenance of life, playing key roles in human ecology and in the development of the earths' flora and fauna. Due to continued growth in human population, resulting in greater growth in energy demand, severe problems in the sustainability of needed energy resources could become acute. The Energy Technology program will examine the growth of energy consumption, the sustainability of energy supply, the long-term energy resources available, and the resulting environmental impacts caused on global and local scales. The program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamental design/installation techniques required to work with energy technologies.

The Energy Technology Program is associated with the Indiana Energy Consortium. The Indiana Energy Consortium was formed to promote Indiana jobs in the energy industry and develop a statewide energy technology program to fill the Hoosier energy industry pipeline with energized, educated and skilled individuals. Additional employment information can be gained at the Get Into Energy site.

Mission Statement
Energy sources are becoming increasing important in the generation, distribution, conversion and control of energy and the conservation energy is key to utilizing existing power most efficiently. The energy technology program provides broad practical education for those seeking employment and advancement in energy occupation, to emphasize the ability to think critically, and to develop skills in the use of contemporary energy equipment, measuring instruments and technology.

Energy Technology Areas of Emphasis:

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

Technical Certificate:

Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Energy Technology can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

Courses you will take 

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Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.


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

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

Courses you will take 

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for part-time courses.

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.

The Energy Technology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:


Mark Esch-Williams

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

David Blais 
Program Chair

Lafayette (Lafayette)
Northeast (Fort Wayne)

John Mason

Northwest (Valparaiso)
Michael R. Jones
219-464-8514 ext. 3120
Southwest (Evansville)
Michael Niehaus
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

Jon Hineman, Program Chair

  • American Electric Power
  • Prax Air

  • Lineworkers
  • Power Plant Operators
  • Pipefitters
  • Electricians
  • Boilermakers
  • Instrument and Control Technicians
  • Substation Mechanics
  • Relay Technicians
  • Meter Technicians
  • Natural Gas Service Specialists
  • Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians and Energy Auditors
  • Wind Turbine Operators and Technicians
  • Photovoltaic and Geothermal Systems Installers