Certificate in Energy Services & Renewable Technician

Prepare yourself for technician careers in the rapidly expanding energy industry

This Certificate provides an introduction to many aspects of field service work.  Students will gain broad based technician skill-sets required in the conventional and renewable energy industry and other industries that employ technical processes.  The program includes electrical applications, control systems, mechanical applications, operation principles, and troubleshooting exercises.  

All classes are offered online to fit your schedule, and you can enroll any time. BSC's online energy courses last three to five weeks, enabling you to complete three to five courses per traditional semester. Courses for this program begin every three to five weeks on a rotating schedule. This ensures flexibility. Your degree accommodates your personal and professional schedules.


This certificate requires 58 credit hours

  • Technical program credits: 54 credit hours
  • General education credits: 4 credit hours

Online technical courses for the program:

  • ESRE 210 Electrical and Safe Work Practices
  • ESRE 216 Mechanical Drive Systems
  • ESRE 213 Hydraulic Fundamentals
  • ESRE 218 Solar and Distributed Grid Systems
  • ESRE 224 Automation and Control 
  • ESRE 221 Applied Electronics 
  • ESRE 226 Commercial Wind Systems 
  • ESRE 228 Energy Technician Applications and Troubleshooting 
  • ENRT 122 Industrial Composition and Communication 
  • ENRT 105 Safety, Health and Environment 
  • ENRT 107 Mechanical Fundamentals 
  • ENRT 110 Plant Equipment and Systems 
  • ENRT 112 Print Reading 
  • ENRT 103 Applied Math 
  • PWRP 224 Power Generation Components and Protection 
  • ENRT 116 Instrumentation and Control

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The courses in this certificate are a subset of the AAS in Energy Services & Renewable Technician from Bismarck State College.

Ask a BSC Advisor:
Kristina Splichal
Advisor, NECE