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

Program Information

Program Code: 
ENTPADSTRF.CSGL...
Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement
Year Established: 
2008
Description: 

An advanced college-level online certificate program providing Refrigeration and Steam study in the
following areas:

1st and 2nd Class Refrigeration Operator License Review and Refrigeration Journeyman course providing
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.

1st and 2nd Class Steam License review of major and minor power engineering subjects including boilers,
basic thermodynamics, boiler operation & maintenance, boiler & plant efficiency & 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. Students
are required to answer questions, work problems and sketch components and systems and focus is on
license exam subjects requiring knowledge of both steam and refrigeration.

Online study is available for:
• Multi-Skilled Power Process Engineers and Technicians
• Building Engineers and Technicians
• Facilities Engineers and Technicians

Online Courses are for Power Process Facilities Engineers and Technicians in the field:
• With Power-Process-Facilities field experience and/or,
• Who are advancing in the profession and/or,
• Who are seeking higher grade licenses.

These courses and programs are generally designed 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 noted below.

Online Introductory Courses to the Power Engineering Field
Basic computer skills can be obtained by taking the online course MFMT 103-Industrial Computer
Applications.

For those persons seeking an orientation or familiarization to this field and may not be able to attend
campus
classes, the following introductory courses may be taken.
1. MFMT 115-Boiler (LP)/Heating Plant Operation & Maintenance: If you cannot attend the traditional
classroom-laboratory sessions at the college, this online course, provides an introduction to this field and to
low pressure boilers and heating plants.
2. MFMT 151-Power and Process Plant Operation: An additional online course which provides a more
extensive introduction to the power, process and facilities fields is.

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.

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.

This program is for 1st and 2nd Class Steam-Refrigeration license review. It is designed to prepare
qualifying students to take the 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.

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
10 (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.