Power Generation Academy

  • About the Power Generation Academy  


    The Dunnellon High School Power Generation Academy with the goal of preparing students for the thousands of high skilled, high demand jobs available in the power and energy industry. The program will assist in preparing students for job opportunities as plant operators, electricians, instrument & controls technicians and maintenance mechanics.


    Program completion will result in NCCER certification in Power Generation Maintenance and Industrial Maintenance Technician. Students be introduced to power industry careers and will practice taking Construction and Skilled Trade Tests, and Physical Abilities Tests required to be employed in the power industry.


    Students interested in obtaining a post secondary degree in Science, Engineering or Technology will receive foundational preparation to advance in their chosen area of specialty. Through articulation with local community colleges, college credit may be awarded for high school course work taken by those students who successfully complete our program. In addition, students interested in four-year degrees in engineering will take upper level course work in math and science while gaining valuable industry training. This will give them a competitive edge as they seek acceptance to prestigious four year universities.


    The purpose of the Power Generation Academy is to provide students with experiences that will give them a solid foundation in skills necessary in the power generation and energy industry. In addition to the courses necessary to meet all state graduation requirements, the program will include course work that stresses an understanding of safety, power
    technologies, hand and power tools, rigging, industrial maintenance, computer skills, communication skills and employability skills.


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    Gaining Entry into the Program

    Students interested in being a part of this program must complete an application and return it to the Guidance Department at Dunnellon High School. Applications are available at our school and on our school website. Once applications are reviewed, students and parents/ guardians will be invited to an orientation session. Students enrolled in the program will be expected to work toward program completion while maintaining good attendance, exemplary behavior and remaining in good academic standing. Click here to view Power Generation Academy Brochure.



    Program of Study

    Courses in the Program:
    8601310 - Power and Energy I
    8601320 - Power and Energy II
    8601330 - Power and Energy III
    8601900 - Advanced Applications in Technology


    Concepts and content areas:

    • Understanding Technology
    • Principles of Design and Engineering
    • Sources of Energy
    • Hydraulic Power Systems
    • Pneumatic Power Systems
    • Electric Power Systems
    • Alternative Fuel Power Systems
    • Nuclear Power Systems/div>
    • Careers in the Power Industry
    • Safety Rules and Procedures
    • Communication and Employability Skills
    • Hand Tools and Power Tools
    • Basic Electricity and Electronic
    • Mathematical Calculations
    • Troubleshoot Power Systems
    • Rigging and Material Handing
    • Oxy-Fuel Cutting
    • Welding Fundamentals
    • Pumps, Drives and Valves
    • Test Equipment
    • Industrial Wiring and Maintenance
    • Motors and Motor Control Systems
    • Programmable Logic Controllers

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    For more information contact:

    Ms. Jennifer Leeds, Assistant Principal of Instruction, or

    Mr. Don Slocum, Instructor of Technology and PGA

    Phone: 352-465-6745