Prepare to enter the growing ethanol industry. This is the first degree of its kind in Nebraska and is funded in part by a grant from the President's Community-based Job Training Grant Program.
You'll learn the skills needed to work in ethanol production and entry-level management. You will obtain hands-on experience with process control trainers and an ethanol plant simulator. In addition, you'll gain knowledge in electricity, environmental compliance, microbial ecology, process dynamics, and distillation and evaporation. Training equipment in our labs is state-of-the-industry. Classes are available online for added convenience.
The diploma and certificate concentrations are specifically designed for those individuals who wish to upgrade or obtain new skills needed to work in the ethanol industry. All completed course work will apply to the associate of applied science degree program.
The Renewable Fuels Technology college transfer program provides credits that students can transfer to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Agriculture and apply toward a B.S. degree in agriculture. The suggested program of study provides a framework of basic knowledge with general education courses. Additionally, you'll gain specialized knowledge from elective courses within the agriculture and renewable fuels areas. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to continue more specialized study at the baccalaureate level. The University of Nebraska - Lincoln will assign a faculty advisor to Northeast students who are planning to transfer to their institution.
If you choose the Associate of Applied Science degree concentration, you will gain on-the-job experience through a cooperative internship.
Educated workers will find numerous opportunities in ethanol plants right here in rural Nebraska, but demand is high throughout the state and nation. A two-year Associate of Applied Science degree will lead to a wide variety of jobs, including the following: plant operators, team leaders, shift supervisors, lab technicians, and maintenance technicians.
Salaries range from $35,000 to $65,000 depending on experience.
You can choose from these four available options when enrolling in this program of study.
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