Power Plant Technologies

Online AAS Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning

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For many students, education begins in the military or in the work force. That's especially true in the power plant industry.

At Excelsior College, you can use military- and job-related training to earn an online Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (Power Plant Technologies).

A national leader in adult education and workforce development since 1971, Excelsior grants academic credit for many forms of military training and job experience, leaving you with a shorter path to graduation.

You may already be just a few courses away from an AAS technical studies degree in power plant technologies. Here's how it works:

  • You'll satisfy as many degree requirements as possible through your prior work record and military education.
  • Excelsior will grant the maximum allowable transfer credit for your previous college work.
  • Our award-winning academic advisors will help you design a degree-completion strategy that works for you.
  • To fulfill the remaining degree requirements, you'll take online power plant technology classes from Excelsior—on your schedule, at your convenience.
  • You'll save money with Excelsior's affordable tuition and low student fees.
  • You'll complete your degree while balancing schoolwork with work and family needs.

The bottom line: You'll graduate with an AAS technical degree that pays real dividends for your career and your income.

An Affordable, Flexible, and Convenient AAS Degree—Completely Online

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.)

Our faculty and course materials meet the highest standards of academic quality. You'll work with first-rate professors who bring years of power plant industry experience into the classroom.

By specializing in power plant technologies, you'll gain a broad range of job-ready skills in subjects such as:

  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Engineering economics
  • Materials
  • Electric power distribution
  • Electronics theory and application

60 credits total: 20 in arts and sciences, 20 career component credits, 20 free elective credits to include the mandatory 1 credit information literacy course. See the degree requirements in chart form.

We expect that as a graduate of the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies degree, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the subject areas in mathematics and/or natural sciences.
  3. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences
  4. Demonstrate a comprehension of cultural diversity, human behavior, and the relationship between technology and society.
  5. Demonstrate the application of technology in the area of focus.

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Email: Admissions@excelsior.edu