Energy Industry Fundamentals

Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) is a prerequisite to National Grid's Natural Gas Technician Program.  (EIF) provides a broad understanding of the electric and natural gas utility industry and the energy generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure, commonly called the "largest machine in the world," which forms the backbone for the industry. The course includes business models, regulations, types of energy and their conversion to usable energy such as electric power, how generated power is transmitted and distributed to the point of use, emerging technologies, and the connection to careers in the energy industry.

This is a comprehensive 8 week program. You will meet on campus twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for a total of 40 hours. 

Our industry partners include: 

  • Empower Solar
  • IBEW 1049
  • National Grid

Upcoming EIF #3 Workshop Dates:

March: 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st

April: 2nd, 7th, 9th, 28th, 30th

May: 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st

*Classes will NOT meet on the following dates: April 14th, 16th, 21st, and 23rd

Course details:

  • Location: Lupton Hall Room 130A                                                  
  • Meet Time: 4:30pm-7pm
  • Duration: 16 Sessions


  • $700.00

Instructor: Lou Donofrio                                                                                             


Register Now for EIF #3

renewable energy & sustainability center

Lupton Hall, Room 246F
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Marjaneh Issapour
Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center


Anna Godas
Instructional Support Associate


Zachary Licht 
Instructional Support Specialist