Learn about Energy and Power through hands-on projects to understand the interplay of the generation, distribution and the use of energy. Students will learn how to design and construct motors, pumps, heat exchangers, hydraulics and pipeline systems. Work with renewable and non-renewable energy generation, transformers and the electrical grid to understand how energy travels along power lines. Five types of energy will be explored – mechanical, heat, chemical, electromagnetic and nuclear power. Students will also learn about automation by programming and managing robotics.
Energy and Power Foundations
Controls, Instrumentation, and Robotics
Energy Transmission and Distribution
Automation and Technology
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).