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National Energy Center of Excellence

The National Energy Center of Excellence, designated by the Department of Energy as the National Power Plant Operations Technology and Education Center, offers 12 nationally-recognized energy industry degree and training programs with the first beginning in 1970.

On-campus students use world-class, one-of-a-kind lab equipment designed to prepare the next generation of energy industry employees.  Online students enjoy the flexibility of completing courses or a degree program built for those who cannot attend on-campus courses. The online courses offer simulations, animations, discussions and real-time lab sessions operating real equipment to offer the participant the same hands-on experience as the on-campus students.

All curriculum and lab equipment is reviewed by an Advisory Board of local and national industry experts. The Advisory Board provides the NECE faculty and staff with the most up-to-date information to ensure the programs are preparing the students with current technology and standards for a smooth transition from college to the workplace. 

Graduates complete their degree programs three times a year and are ready for work at facilities across the world. The NECE offers career services to students to assist in resume preparation, interview skills and finding employment. In addition, recruitment services are available to companies seeking out their next generation of employees to fill a retiring workforce. 

The NECE also offers a wide range of industry training options to assist in maintaining certification/training requirements, educating new hires or as a supplement to existing training programs. Dedicated staff and trainers are available to help companies with training needs to help each facility succeed in productivity and in a safe and efficient manner.

Visit the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence for more information.

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