Energy Technology — Power Engineering High Pressure Boiler 3rd Class - Steam License Review Online

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement
Year Established: 

In this online program, students study equipment, mechanical and electrical systems of buildings and plants
and demonstrate their understanding through workbook exercises and/or completing exams related to
individual elements. The building operator or engineer student will further demonstrate his/her understanding
by completing sketches, online internet exploratory experiences and/or field work or related activities and
exams related to field systems. Practice license exams for high pressure boiler operator and third class
refrigeration and air conditioning engineer are provided in this program and the student should be able to
attain a passing score on such exams.

Online study is available for:
• Multi-Skilled Power and 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.

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

For those persons seeking an orientation or familiarization to this field and may not be able to attend campus
classes, the following introductory online courses are offered:
• 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.
• MFMT 151-Power and Process Plant Operation: An additional online course which provides a more
extensive introduction to the power, process and facilities fields.

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 3rd Class Steam or Refrigeration license review and HP Boiler license review. It is
designed to prepare qualifying students to take:
1) NIULPE (National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers) 3rd or 4th Class Power Engineer
2) City of Detroit LP Boiler, HP Boiler or 3rd Class Steam or Refrigeration License Exams or
3) City of Dearborn LP Boiler, HP Boiler or 3rd Class Steam or Refrigeration License Exams.

(Please note that specific field experience and/or completion of qualified technical education programs are
required to take Power Engineering and other license exams. Check with the license agency involved to
ensure you have the required experience for the license you are seeking.)

Program Requirements

Additional Program Requirements: 

Energy Technology — Power Engineering online elective and substitution courses for online certificates.
With completion of an advising session and written approval, of Energy Technology — Power Engineering
Technology faculty, the following online courses may be taken to enhance the advancement for students in
the profession.

MFMT 103 – Industrial Computer Exploration 2 Cr. Hrs.
MFMT 151 – Power and Process Plant Operation 5 Cr. Hrs.
MFMT 162 – Boiler Installers-Repairers License Review 5 Cr. Hrs.
MFMT 222 – Manufacturing Fabrication 2 Cr. Hrs.
MFMT 223 – Facilities Fabrication 2 Cr. Hrs.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
9 (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.