Energy Technologies

If you enjoy working with your hands, being outside, installing new systems, and solving problems, then a career in the energy industry may appeal to you. Students can earn an Associate in Applied Science in Energy Technologies degree and/or a certificate in one or more specialized, but related areas. The multiple options for certificates within the degree are associated with different energy careers, allowing students to match their strengths and interests with an appropriate plan of study. The degree, certificate options, and preparation for industry certifications give students a strong foundation to build a long-term future in the energy industry.

Career Opportunities

Work for utility companies as an entry-level utility apprentice, groundperson, transformer/relay technician, utility line technician, outside plant technician, smart grid technician, or assistant controls system technician. Work for utility or tele-communications companies as a fiber optic technician, network communications technician, or voice and data wiring installer technician. Our program can also prepare you to be a residential energy auditor, energy manager, and solar/photovoltaic installer.

Work for Utility Companies:

Bowlin Group
Cincinnati Bell: Career Search
Cincinnati Bell: Talent Network
Duke Energy
Energy Central
General Cable
Insight Communications
Northern Kentucky Water District
Time Warner

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Energy Efficiency and Analysis courses offered at Covington campus
General education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled
in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

Certificate: Varies from one to two semesters by certificate
Associate Degree: Two years

Advising Sheet (PDF)


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This program is IMPACT eligible.