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This pathway engages students in a variety of hands-on, authentic projects to learn about energy and power methods through the design and construction of motors, pumps, heat exchangers, hydraulics and pipeline systems. These are the technologies used in large power plant systems to run and maintain processes in energy generation plants. Through contextual projects, students will learn and apply physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, algebra and statistics (Ohm’s law, Joule’s law of heating, root mean square, Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometric principles) in learning how these systems interact in the energy and power arena as well as to understand how energy travels along power lines and is converted from direct current to alternating current to end up, ultimately, in homes and businesses.

Course Sequence

Level 1: SREB Energy and Power Foundations

Level 2: SREB Energy Transmission and Distribution

Level 3: Apprenticeship

Industry Certification

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College and Career Promise

Career & College Promise Dual Enrollment gives eligible North Carolina high school students the opportunity to get a “jump start” and earn college credit toward a two-year or four-year degree at Central Piedmont while still in high school. Tuition free. Click here to learn more.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!