Intro Courses & Certificates

Industry Awareness Career Preparation Certificate

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Below are course descriptions for the three non-credit courses in the Industry Awareness Career Preparation certificate. 

All courses are:

  • Online
  • Self-paced
  • 8 – 12 contact hours

Course Information

Industry Preparation Course Offerings:

Industrial Aptitude
This non-credit course will expose students to variety types of lessons and questions focusing on reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, spatial aptitude and general mathematics that they will face in an Industrial Aptitude test.

Orientation to the Electrical Industry
This course will familiarize students with today’s electrical industry.

Utility Industry Awareness Certificates:

Industry Awareness Career Prep
Geared for those with no previous exposure to a skilled trade; construction or industrial trades, and/or manufacturing; do not feel prepared to enroll in college courses; and want to receive an introduction to both the electric power industry and pre-employment tests. 

Fundamentals of Energy
Geared for those with some previous exposure to a skilled trade; construction or industrial trades, and/or manufacturing; feel prepared to enroll in college-level courses; and plan to continue their energy career pathway and move into positions that require special training and/or college level education.


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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