Intro Courses & Certificates

Fundamentals of Energy Certificate

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Below are course descriptions for the three college credit courses in the Fundamentals of Energy certificate.

All courses are:

Course Information

  • ELPW 111 – Introduction to the Electrical Industry and Power Grid
  • ELPW 105 – Electrical System Fundamentals
  • MATH 137 – Applied Algebra​​​​
  • Qualifying placement score or completion of ASC 91 with a grade of C or better.
  • An intermediate algebra course for students enrolled in technology programs.
  • Topics include: properties of real numbers, algebraic expressions, factoring, formula manipulation, graphing, linear equations, quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, simultaneous equations, exponents, radicals and logarithmic equations.


Tyler White, Manager Utility Operations Training & Procedures Group, Pepco Holding Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bismarck State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Visit the accreditation page for more details.

All courses are delivered asynchronous and offered 24/7.

The majority of courses are 3-5 weeks long.

Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.

You can start anytime during the year.

You choose your education journey. You can take an individual course, a certificate program or pursue a degree. If you are degree seeking, official transcripts will be required and placement tests may need to be completed. 

Visit the tuition page here. If you/your company is not an EPCE member, learn more about becoming an EPCE member company and or individual member.

Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments. Explore your options with the BSC advisor. 

Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses/programs qualify.  

To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 1 – 3 weeks.

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Have questions about earning your certificate?
Get in touch with Bismarck State’s program advisor.

Emily Gullicks
Advisor, NECE
[email protected].

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