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Energy and Power Production



The Energy and Power Production program provides students with a foundational understanding of a variety of modern energy and power systems. These include: electricity, coal, gas, wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear. Energy generation is a high-demand field in Oklahoma, and this program’s goal is to prepare the student for entry into this industry. Students participating in this program will first learn the basics of electricity and the engineering design process. Then students will learn about gas and vapor power plants. Next students will focus on renewable energy, with an emphasis on wind and solar power. Lastly, students will explore future technologies in energy as well as the environmental and efficiency considerations associated with energy production. Students completing this program may acquire national recognized credentials specific to the energy and power fields.


Algebra II is recommended


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (Hours)

Electrical Energy and Power (150)
Gas and Vapor Power Systems (150)
Renewable Energy (150)
Modern Applications of Energy and Power (150)
Total (600)

Estimated Time to Complete Half Time: 1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Energy Industry Fundamentals
MOS MS Excel

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Additional training may be required for some options listed: Auxiliary Operator, Control Operator, Control Room Operator, Multicraft Operator (MCO), Operations and Maintenance Technician (O & M Technician), Plant Control Operator, Power Plant Operator, Station Operator, Unit Operator– Approximate Pay Potential: $19-52 per hour. (source: 51-8013.00 - Power Plant Operators):

Tim Bartholow

Tim Bartholow

Energy and Power Technology Instructor


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