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Energy Production Foundations Certificate

Get introductory knowledge of the energy industry with the one-year Energy Production Foundations Certificate from San Juan College. This program will help you understand this growing field's basic concepts, processes, and terminology. You should complete the certificate if you are deciding which energy industry sector you want to enter. It is also beneficial if you are a support personnel in the energy industry or want to transfer into that role.

By completing the Energy Production Foundations Certificate, you will have completed the first year of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree for SJC's School of Energy programs. You'll have the fundamental knowledge you need to earn a degree and advance in your career. Plus, you can even take your courses in-person or online based on your needs. 

Why Earn a Energy Production Foundations Certificate?

The energy industry has enormous growth potential, as every part of our lives is dependent upon energy. Demand for energy continues to grow, and there is high demand for diverse workers who can thrive in these critical areas. By earning a certificate in Energy Production Foundations, you'll be able to start the training you need to get ahead. Learn about the various opportunities available in the energy industry, such as:

  • Automation
  • Electrical power
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Transportation
  • Water management and treatment

Why Choose San Juan College's Energy Production Certificate?

Excellent Resources

As part of the certificate program, you will learn in the School of Energy's state-of-the-art training facilities with multi-million dollar labs. You'll train on the actual equipment you will use in your new career! You'll explore energy topics in small classes and receive individual attention from our instructors. Be prepared for a career in the energy industry with the resources at San Juan College.

Online Learning Options

Do you want to earn this certificate but are worried about fitting the classes into your schedule? No problem! SJC also offers these classes online and so can be taken when it is convenient for you. Contact us for more information about our flexible course options.

Preparation for an Associate Degree

The Energy Production Foundations Certificate can be a stepping stone to earning an associate degree at SJC. Your certificate courses will fulfill the first-year course requirements of many School of Energy's AAS programs. That means you can complete an associate degree with just one more year of study. You can earn an AAS in the following programs:

Diverse Program

We are proud of the diversity among our students. We encourage students of all backgrounds to begin a career in the energy market. We strongly believe in furthering the equity and inclusion of the ever-expanding energy market.

Affordable Option

Because of SJC's low tuition rates, our Energy Production Foundations Certificate is an excellent investment for you. Get the high-quality education you need to explore this career field. Find out if you can get your degree tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships.

What You'll Learn in Your Energy Production Foundations Classes

Get an introduction to the energy industry in our certificate program. You'll take general education courses to prepare you to take college courses, along with classes for your core requirements. They will give you a working knowledge of the basic theories and hands-on experience related to energy production. You'll choose five courses from:

  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Introduction to Instrumentation Technology
  • Introduction to Natural Gas Compression
  • Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Process Technology
  • Process Technology I-Equipment
  • Safety, Health & Environmental Concepts

Foundations of Energy Production Certificate Curriculum

Careers and Outcomes

Graduates of the Energy Production Foundations Certificate program gain entry-level knowledge or supplement their knowledge in fields such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Automation
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Instrumentation
  • Oil and gas
  • Wastewater and industrial water

Our graduates are typically hired upon completion and continue their education through employer education benefits.

Employers of School of Energy graduates include:

  • Blue Origin
  • Boeing
  • Chevron
  • ConocoPhillips
  • DJR Operating, LLC
  • IKAV
  • Pfizer
  • Samsung

Next Steps

To enroll in the Energy Production Foundations Certificate program, you must first apply to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our Energy Production Foundations Certificate program.

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Phone: (505) 566-3320

West Classroom Complex,
Room 1911

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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