Walla Walla Community College helps fuel the future

of Walla Walla Community College Media Students from Walla Walla Community College tour the Pacific Ethanol Plant in Boardman, Ore. The Plant Operations (Bioenergy) Degree program teaches students a variety of skills that apply to the production of food, feed, green energy and fuels.

Walla Walla Community College is launching an ambitious mission to fuel the future.

WWCC’s Bioenergy program is a down to earth, nuts and bolts approach where technicians and managers take vegetation sourced materials and turn them into usable, renewable bioenergy. Bioenergy is the fuel of our nation’s future.

WWCC’s new Bioenergy program will be prepare graduates to work as skilled Technicians and Operators managing operations of facilities which generate electricity, heat, transportation fuels, nutrients, soil amendments, reclaimed water, animal feed, chemicals, food and beverage products and other high-value materials.

Bioenergy job positions have an annual salary range from over $30,000 to as much as $122,000 per year. Careers include Refinery Operator, Biofuels Processing Technician, Biomass Plant Technician, Stationary Engineer/Boiler Operator, Manufacturing Production Technician, Biomass Power Plant Manager and Biofuels Technology/Product Development Manager, to name a few.

Your goal may be to go directly to work in the new industry after a 1 year certification or 2 year associate’s degree or to continue on to 4-year institutions such as the University of Washington and Oregon State University. Whatever your goals call (509) 527-3678, email jason.selwitz@wwcc.edu or visit our website at wwcc.edu/bioenergy. Fuel your future.

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