The Keilir Institute of Technology in Iceland has introduced a new Geothermal Power Plant Technician Associate Degree to its academic program, to cope with the recent technological advances in geothermal power plant development and its growing potential as a widespread power source.
The Geothermal Power Plant Technician Program is split into two modules spread across two years. During the first year, students receive hands-on training in running and maintaining power plants; where as the second year is more focused on academic methods and techniques for planning daily operations, maintenance and purchasing equipment/spare parts.
Throughout the program, students are trained with a ‘sense of ownership’ towards operating, running and maintaining geothermal power plants. Students will eventually show a great deal of initiative, implement improvements and perform follow-up actions. This will of course be beneficial towards the impact of long-term employment opportunities.
In addition, students will also learn about health, safety and environmental issues.
The Geothermal Power Plant Technician Program is offered in cooperation with HS-Orka (Sudurnes Power Company) and will be available from September 2011 at the Keilir Institute of Technology in Keflavik, Iceland.
To find out more on the course and geothermal power in Iceland visit http://en.keilir.net.