Bruce Emmil

Dean of the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College

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Bruce Emmil is the Dean of the National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) division at Bismarck State College (BSC), located in Bismarck, N.D. In his position, Bruce is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the national energy center of excellence division which consists of eleven (11) program certificate and associate in applied science degreed energy programs, and one (1) bachelor of applied science in energy management degreed program. BSC has a long history in providing energy education with its first program starting in 1970. Today the energy offerings are provided on-campus and/or online depending on the specific program. In addition, the energy center also provides customized non-credit training initiatives and apprenticeship programs; online, face-to-face or through correspondence. Through the energy center, Bismarck State College has a national and international presence providing energy training and education in power generation, transmission, distribution and upstream & midstream oil and gas sectors.

Before joining Bismarck State College in 2001, Bruce spent thirteen plus (13+) years working in the power generation sector of the energy industry for Northeast Utilities. Bruce’s responsibilities at Bismarck State College have included classroom instruction, online instruction, online course and program development, and program manager before being named to his current position in July 2007.

A native of New England, N.D., Bruce graduated from Bismarck State College with an associate in applied science degree in power plant technology and a bachelor of science in technology degree from Dickinson State University.