Home Centennial College Blog 2019 July 03 How to get a career saving the world with Energy Systems Engineering Technology

How To Get a Career Saving the World with Energy Systems Engineering Technology

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We all want a career doing something we love, and for some of us, that means solving the big problems of our time. One of those problems is how we power the world with clean energy, to avoid climate change. If you’re into science, math or energy, then you can get a career finding those answers through Centennial College’s Energy Systems Engineering Technician and Technology (ESET) programs. They give you the skills to work with energy and its uses in the modern world. Here’s why it could be the career for you.

To save the planet, you need real skills

Learning about technology and learning how it really works are two different things. So, we make sure you get the real hands-on skills you need to get into the industry, putting the “applied” in “applied” science. Our ESET programs give you a blend of tech, management and entrepreneurial skills that are sought after in today’s energy sector.

The best way to learn all of this? Hands-on time with the latest technology. Our state-of-the-art labs offer the best learning space, thanks to our industry partners for making sure you get hands-on time with the latest advancements in the energy field. At our Progress Campus, you’ll find labs that include:

  • Solar & Wind Systems
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Steam & Gas Turbines
  • Biomass Energy
  • Boilers & Auxiliaries
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Energy Auditing

Putting your skills to work in the field

You don't just practice your skills in our labs. You put them to work on real, hands-on projects. Some of the projects on campus that ESET students have helped make over the years include installing a wind turbine, solar panels and hybrid wind/solar streetlights.  These were all created, worked on and installed by students, who now have real experience with clean energy projects to show off before they even graduate. Speaking of using your skills, if you’re taking the co-op version of the program, you get to develop your knowledge by working with a company as a paid co-op intern for one full year.

Different ways to learn

Speaking of co-op, there are many different ESET programs at the college, in order to give you the exact learning path you want. If you want to get out into the workforce faster, you can take one of our two-year Engineering Systems Technician programs, and if you want to stay back and gain more learning, you can take one of the three-year Energy Systems Engineering Technology programs. If you already have some college or university education, you can use a fast-track option to skip to the second year of the program. Lastly, you can take your skills out of the college and into the field by choosing a co-op version of either the Technician or Technology programs. The choice is yours, and no matter which path you take, you’ll get the same great education, tailored to your needs.

Plenty of paths to take

The good thing about the skills and learning you get in the ESAT programs is that it’s transferrable, meaning you have plenty of options when it comes to the field you want to work in, including renewable energy, conventional power and building automation.

Bottom line: You’re helping the planet.

The world’s changing views on energy and the environment mean we’re looking for better ways to power the machines that keep the world going. It’s important for our planet’s future, and for the future of the people living on it, that we come up with solutions. Anyone who’s got a knack for tech and who wants to be a part of clean energy to fight climate change can find a great career helping save the world through Energy Systems Engineering Technology.

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