3rd or 4th Class Power Engineer/Boiler Operator: controls the operation of a boiler by reading gauges and varying fuel and water inputs.
Boiler Service Technician: services and repairs valves, fittings, and boiler tubes that are leaking or malfunctioning.
Boiler Installer: installs boilers, piping, controls, and auxiliary equipment.
Boiler Chemical Sales Representative: tests boiler water for chemical content and recommends additives to correct the water chemical content.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
. Boiler Fuel Consultant
. Boiler Inspector
. Field Engineer
. Power Plant Supervisor
The Power Engineer and Boiler Operator Technical Diploma is a two-year, part-time program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 16 credits.
30-403-338 Power House-Blueprint Rdg
30-413-347 Power House-Electric Sys
30-428-334 Power Engineering II
30-428-344 Power Engineering I
10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
30-413-345 Power House-Control Sys
30-428-337 Power House-Economics
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
30-403-338 POWER HOUSE-BLUEPRINT READING ...learn the different types and content in architectural/engineering plan sets and specifications including civil/site work, architectural, structural, fire protection, mechanical, electrical and plumbing disciplines. Learn to use architectural and engineering scales.
30-413-345 POWER HOUSE-CONTROL SYSTEMS ...boiler combustion controls, ignition systems and sequencing, burner management systems (BMS), process instrumentation loops, boiler start-up/shut down, problem solving and troubleshooting techniques.
30-413-347 POWER HOUSE-ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ...principles of electricity, tools required to troubleshoot, safety control, low-volt systems, utility provided power, troubleshooting power systems, motors and controller, wiring methods, transformers, and testing equipment.
30-428-334 POWER ENGINEERING II ...advanced training regarding the principles and operational techniques associated with power/heating boilers and electrical generation. Prepare students with competencies to take the ASOPE exam. (Prerequisite: 30-428-344, Power Engineering I)
30-428-344 POWER ENGINEERING I ...basic thermodynamic principles, boiler types and terminology, boiler operation and maintenance including water treatment. Provides students with the competencies to prepare for the appropriate ASOPE exam.
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. 3 cr.
10-804-101 MATH 1-TRADES ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score =34 OR ACT-Math score = 13 OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 2 cr.
30-428-337 POWER HOUSE-ECONOMICS ...guides students in combining newly learned engineering and financial principles with available reference material to determine basic powerhouse economics. 1 cr.