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Energy, Water, and Sustainability Programs

At Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), we are committed to providing education and training that drive sustainable practices and prepare individuals for rewarding careers in the energy, water, and public works sectors. Our comprehensive programs are designed to equip you with the skills needed to thrive in these vital industries.

Explore Our Programs

Energy Technician Certificate

Launch your career in the energy sector with our Energy Technician Certificate program. This one year certificate program provides hands-on training in energy systems, electrical theory, and sustainable energy practices. Gain the expertise required to work with modern energy technologies and support the transition to a more sustainable future.

Key Highlights:

  • In-depth training in energy systems and electrical theory
  • Practical experience with sustainable energy technologies
  • Preparation for entry-level positions in the energy industry

Pre-Lineworker Program

Prepare for a high-demand career as a lineworker with our Pre-Lineworker Program. This program covers essential skills such as electrical safety, pole climbing, and equipment operation. Graduates are well-equipped to enter apprenticeships or entry-level positions in the utility sector.

Key Highlights:

  • Training in electrical safety and pole climbing
  • Hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment
  • Pathway to apprenticeships and entry-level utility jobs

Water to Work Internship Program

Our Water to Work Internship Program offers students real-world experience in water management and treatment. Partnering with local water utilities, this program provides internships that combine academic learning with practical, on-the-job training.

Key Highlights:

  • Internships with local water utilities
  • Experience in water management and treatment processes
  • Opportunities to network with industry professionals

Public Works Academy

The Public Works Academy prepares students for careers in public infrastructure and maintenance. This program covers a broad range of topics, including public safety, infrastructure management, and environmental sustainability. Graduates are ready to take on roles in municipal and public works departments.

Key Highlights:

  • Comprehensive training in public infrastructure management
  • Focus on public safety and environmental sustainability
  • Preparation for roles in municipal and public works departments

Why Choose GRCC?

  • Expert Instructors: Learn from industry professionals with extensive experience in energy, water, and public works.
  • Hands-On Training: Gain practical skills through hands-on training and real-world internships.
  • Industry Partnerships: Benefit from our strong connections with local industries and public utilities.
  • Career Support Services: Access job placement assistance, resume building workshops, and career counseling to help you succeed.

Get started!

Take the first step towards a sustainable and rewarding career with GRCC's Energy, Water, and Sustainability Programs. For personalized assistance, contact us at (616) 234-3800.