Biomass Operations Certificate

The Biomass Operations Technology certificate is designed to train individuals to become operators in a biomass production facility. Upon completion of the program, students should be able to understand the basic operation of a biomass plant, as well as the chemical flow, instrumentation, environmental and safety issues, lab sampling techniques, and other complex plant operations.

Locations: Ankeny, Carroll, Newton

What is a Specialist Certificate?

It is a short-term credit program intended to provide you with the latest information and skills needed to function more effectively in your job or to update your skills for employment possibilities. It will provide you and an employer with evidence of your continued education in a specific occupational area. The education you gain will increase your ability to function in a given area and broaden your skills.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
BPT 102 Intro to Biomass Process Tech 2
BPT 111 Biomass Equipment and Systems 3
BPT 112 Biomass Tech Health/Safety 3
BPT 125 Piping and Instrument Diagrams 2
BPT 128 Operator Biomass Lab Process 3
RRO 101 Railcar Safety 2
BMA 167 Steam Plant Operations 2
Total credits required to complete this certificate 17

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Industrial Electro-Mechanical Technology.