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.
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.