Energy Technology — Boiler License Review Basic

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Designed for students seeking to enter the boiler operation, power plant operation or facilities operation and maintenance fields. Through the use of laboratory activities, students operate boilers, engines, turbines, and heating and cooling equipment.

Courses in the certificate may also be applied to the Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer Advanced Certificate. All courses in the certificate program may also be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Energy Technology — Power/Building Engineer.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Use proper tools, materials and equipment necessary for completing mechanical operations on residential and light commercial HVAC-R systems and equipment.
  • Utilize standard safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate both soft skills and communication skills including reading comprehension, computer skills, communication, and customer service.
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and controls in HVAC-R equipment.
  • Interpret mechanical, electrical, and control diagrams relevant to the HVAC-R industry.
  • Apply manufacturer specifications for HVAC-R equipment and systems.
  • Demonstrate energy auditing and energy management for efficiency.
  • Perform preventive maintenance according to service agreements.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
17.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information: 

Upon completing this certificate program, students may choose to contact local license agencies for assistance with meeting the requirements to take a HP Boiler, LP Boiler or National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) 4th Class license exam.

Year Established: 
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Industrial Technology Division • (313) 845-9656 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-172
James Martini • (313) 845-6453 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211L
Career Opportunities: 
  • Boiler
  • HVAC
  • Refrigeration
  • Air conditioning areas such as sales, service, installation, maintenance, and repair of buildings and their related mechanical and electrical systems