Energy Technology — Power Engineering 1st and 2nd Class Steam - Refrigeration License Review Online

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement
Description: 

Provides refrigeration and steam study in the areas of 1st and 2nd class refrigeration operator license review and refrigeration journeyman and 1st and 2nd Class Steam License review. Information and review of the fundamentals of refrigeration thermodynamics, refrigerants, metering devices, refrigeration system components, refrigeration system operation for ammonia and other refrigerants and refrigeration system operation and maintenance is included with refrigeration. Boilers, basic thermodynamics, boiler operation & maintenance, boiler and plant efficiency and emissions control, pump, auxiliaries, power plant accessories, turbines, engines, electrical, compressors, internal combustion engines, power plant equipment, and review of national, state and local steam and boiler codes are included with steam.

Online study and courses are available for operations personnel who have had some power, process or maintenance field experience and are seeking their initial license or studying to obtain higher licenses. For those persons desiring to enter this field without field experience, it is recommended that they enroll in the regular classroom lab courses in the power engineering area at the college or consider taking the introductory online courses.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Solve basic math and science problems found within power building engineering.
  • Demonstrate technical communication skill including reading and interpreting reports, diagrams, and manufacturer specifications and writing work orders, logs, etc.
  • Apply safe workplace procedures including use of safety equipment in laboratory and field conditions.
  • Maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Maintain mechanical systems in residential, commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Create work-plans to complete building exterior and landscape maintenance.
  • Create work-plans to complete building interior and custodial maintenance.
  • Maintain boilers, auxiliary equipment, and other steam generation equipment.

Required Core Courses

Minimum Credit Hours: 
10.0
  • 100% online course
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
10.0 (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: 

This Certificate is a review for the licenses listed below. It is not a program required for the "License." Students cannot necessarily receive a license upon completion of this certificate, but will be better prepared to take qualifying exams listed below.

Students completing this certificate may have the knowledge to take the NIULPE (National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers) 2nd, 1st or Chief Engineers License Exams on campus or through any one of the 20 + state licensing boards for NIULPE, if they have the required years of field experience for a specific steam license or may use the course to prepare for other local license agency steam license exams at various license levels.

Students completing this certificate may also have the knowledge to take the EPA Refrigerant Recovery Exam, and the Refrigeration portions of the NIULPE (National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers) 3rd, 2nd, 1st or Chief Engineers License Exams on campus or through any one of the 20 + state licensing boards for NIULPE, if they have the required years of field experience for a specific refrigeration license or may use the course to prepare for other local license agency refrigeration exams at various license levels.

Note: This certificate does not qualify a person to take power engineering license exams. Specific experience requirements are required to take various license exams. Check with the license agency involved to ensure you have the required experience for the license you are seeking.

Year Established: 
2008
Program Code: 
PEFSCSRLRO.CA

Contact

Industrial Technology Division • (313) 845-9656 • technology@hfcc.edu • Technology Bldg • Room: E-172
James Martini • (313) 845-6453 • jmartini@hfcc.edu • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211L
Career Opportunities: 

A successful graduate earning the Certificate will have potential employment in occupations such as: • Power Engineers • Process Engineers • Building Engineers • Facility Engineers • Stationary Engineers • Technicians

Employment Outlook The Projections of Employment, published by the Labor Market Information projects a 10% increase the number of Facilities Engineers and Stationary Engineers through 2012. The trend toward automated, centralized control of building operations has not reduced the need for Power, Building and Facilities Engineers. When automated systems are installed in older buildings, they often take the place of simpler systems and equipment that had not required the high-level services of Power, Facilities and Building Engineers.

Facilities Engineers and Stationary Engineers: • Service industrial machinery, hospital equipment, plumbing fixtures, elevators, and other electrical or mechanical devices used on the premises. • Monitor Control Room equipment including troubleshooting • Machine/Equipment maintenance and some ‘hands-on’ repair. • They also handle all aspects of the job; in others, they are assisted by helpers or maintenance personnel.