Biorenewable Fuels Technology
The Biorenewable Fuels Technology program includes instruction in the fast-growing ethanol and biofuels production industry. From an environmental point of view, the burning of ethanol is much cleaner than fossil fuels. Students will be exposed to classes that use the latest known techniques for producing alternative fuels such as ethanol and soy diesel.
Students can utilize the education and skills learned in the program at area ethanol plants during a summer internship.
According to Alfa Laval Inc., the growth of the industry will increase as the public becomes more educated and more flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are put into use. As that unfolds, more educated workers will be needed, Alfa Laval says.
"We don't have enough qualified people to run the plants..." said Keith Kor of CornPlus.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, plant and systems operators earn $40,000 to $45,000 annually.
The Biorenewable Fuels Technology program is being expanded to include other fuels such as methane (also called biogas) and hydrogen.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
Program Length: 36 weeks / 19 Credits
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 14.0301
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems, equipment and facilities used to produce, process and store agricultural products; to improve the productivity of agricultural methods; and to develop improved agricultural biological systems.