Below are course descriptions for the three college credit courses in the Fundamentals of Energy certificate.
All courses are:
- 3 college credits
- Part of the AAS in Electric Power Technology degree
- 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.
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.
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.
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