This program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources in order to gain entry-level employment in the operation of facilities where steam and/or electricity is generated; such as modern fossil fuel power plants, wind or solar facilities, food processing plants, paper mills, tire and rubber product manufacturers, water treatment facilities, or other. Graduates will master the theories and responsibilities of plant operations and the mechanical and chemical technologies needed for working in related industrial operations.

Note: Students not meeting the ACT or ACCUPLACER requirements in math and English must enroll in the appropriate sequential academic skills math, reading, and/or English course(s) during their first semester in college and each subsequent semester until the requirements are successfully completed. Any degree seeking Associate of Applied Science in Power Technologies student enrolled under the Student Success Plan must also take EDGE 1003 College Life Skills the first semester of enrollment.

Course Requirements ACTS# Credit Hours
 ELEC 1104 Basic Electricity
 PWRT 1003 Fundamentals of Modern Power Plant
 PWRT 1033 Introductio to Alternative Energy
 PWRT 1213 Introduction to Power Plant Generation
 PWRT 2003 Wind Technology
 PWRT 2013 Solar Technology
 PWRT 1233 Fossil Fuels
 PWRT 2002 Installation Lab
 INMT 1104 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
 CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers
INMT 1404 Mechanical Devices and Systems
PWRT 1313 Troubleshooting and Repair
ELEC 1204 Residential Wiring
ENGL 1013 Composition I ENGL 1013
MATH 1153 Quantitative Literacy MATH 1113
ELEC 1303 National Electric Code
ELEC 1603 Industrial Wiring
ENGL 2253 Technical Writing (or)
ENGL 1023 Composition II ENGL 2023
HIST XXX3 History (or)
PLSC 2103 American Government HIST 2123
 TOTAL   60


The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.