Wind Technician, Process Tech Programs Enrollment Open at NOC

Ponca City Public Schools - January 12, 2023 6:34 am

Enrollment is now open at Northern Oklahoma College for its Wind Technician and Process Technology Programs for Spring 2023.
Classes for Spring begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with online, online live and in person options. Both programs are designed for working students to allow them to pursue their degrees while continuing to be employed.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma is fourth in the U.S. for wind energy employment.
Dr. Frankie Wood-Black, Division Chair for Engineering, Physical Sciences and Process Technology, said that because of the relationships with wind energy companies like Enel Green Power, which provides scholarships for Wind Energy students at Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), NOC is uniquely positioned to allow students to gain the skills needed to pursue careers in this industry.
“Students have opportunities to interact with professionals currently working in the industry and have opportunities to participate in research and real-world projects,” she said.
The Wind program at NOC has seen many of its students gain employment in the industry prior to completing their degree programs. Wood-Black said that even though the program is relatively new, NOC has been able to work with the employers, and industry to provide exciting opportunities, and that will only improve as NOC and its wind partners are working to ensure that students are ready for the work force. Because of this involvement, NOC has been able to provide those currently employed in the industry to pursue their educations while staying at work.
There is still time to enroll for spring and scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Dr. Wood-Black at [email protected] or call 580-628-6440.

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