Energy Industry: Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization

Starts Sep 21

Energy Industry: Production, Distribution & Safety Specialization

Establish the foundation for an energy job. Acquire fundamental knowledge and insights of the evolving power industry

About This Specialization

This specialization provides introductory knowledge about the energy industry and associated career opportunities, whether you are interested in a utility technician or utility worker role, or emerging green energy solutions. It is intended for those considering a career in the field, and people already working in the industry who have less than three years of experience and have not completed similar training. Through four courses, learners receive an overview of electric power systems, natural gas, safety practices, and the energy industry as a whole. To learn more, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/Py8uP6vuH_o.

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courses
4 courses

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projects
Projects

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Electric Power Systems

    Commitment
    4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course familiarizes you with standards and policies of the electric utility industry, and provides you with basic vocabulary used in the business. It introduces the electric power system, from generation of the electricity all the way to
  2. COURSE 2

    Natural Gas

    Commitment
    4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will educate you in the characteristics and properties of natural gas, preparing you with the ability to summarize gas system components and new pipeline technologies. You will be enabled to grasp the key factors behind formatio
  3. COURSE 3

    Safety in the Utility Industry

    Commitment
    4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course arms you with basic utility industry safety knowledge. You will be educated about personal protective equipment, fire safety, hazardous materials and their symbols. You will gain insights to recognize the importance of a safe work envir
  4. COURSE 4

    Energy Industry: The Enterprise

    Starts October 8th, 2018
    Commitment
    4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Every aspect of human life involves using energy. This course gives you the knowledge and tools to dissect regulations of the U.S. power industry, as well as explain the price structure for electricity and natural gas, and the various actors in setting rates: consumer, utility, and government. You will also be educated about the history of the industry, and the challenges and opportunities it faces. The course is a combination of online lectures, videos, readings and discussions. This is the fourth course in the Energy Industry: Production, Distribution & Safety specialization that explores various facets of the power sector, and features a culminating project involving creation of a roadmap to achieve a self-established, energy-related professional goal.

Creators

  • The State University of New York

    The State University of New York

    The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.

  • University at Buffalo

    University at Buffalo

    The University at Buffalo (UB) team includes the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York; the Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), an engineering outreach center that supports the business community; and the Center for Educational Innovation, which elevates pedagogical advancement and improved learning. UB, a research-intensive public university, is the largest institution of the State University of New York system.

  • Tom Russo

    Tom Russo

    President
  • Ilya Grinberg

    Ilya Grinberg

    Professor
  • Richard Stempniak

    Richard Stempniak

    Associate Professor
  • Martin Casstevens

    Martin Casstevens

    Business Formation and Commercialization Manager

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