The National Energy Center of Excellence: The Energy Industry’s Education & Training Resource
National Energy Center of Excellence
Welcome to the National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) located at Bismarck State College in Bismarck North Dakota! The NECE is home to many nationally-recognized energy industry degree education and training programs for energy-related jobs throughout North Dakota and beyond.
- Enrollments in the NECE program make up one-fourth of the Bismarck State College campus student body. Students have the opportunity to complete programs on-campus or online.
- On-campus degree students use our world-class, one-of-a-kind lab equipment designed to prepare the next generation of energy industry employees.
- Online degree students enjoy the flexibility of completing courses or a degree program built for those who cannot attend on-campus courses. The online courses offer simulations, animations, discussions and real-time lab sessions operating real equipment to offer the participant the same hands-on experience as the on-campus students.
- Advisory Boards consisting of local and national industry experts review the NECE’s curriculum, lab equipment, online tools and specific program structures. The Advisory Boards provide the NECE faculty and staff with the most up-to-date information to ensure the programs are preparing the students with current technology and standards for a smooth transition from college to the workplace.
- The NECE also offers a wide range of industry education and training options to assist in maintaining certification/training requirements, educating new hires or as a supplement to existing training programs.
Click the photo on this tab to visit the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence. See additional information under the “Programs” tab for industry-specific certification.
North Dakota University System schools offer additional programs in energy-related fields:
Dakota College of Bottineau
Dickinson State University
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Mayville State University
Minot State University
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North Dakota State University> Offers engineering and geology programs
University of North Dakota> Offers engineering, geology and petroleum programs
Valley City State University
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