AUBURN – The Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College will offer high pressure boiler and propane/natural gas technician courses starting in January.

High Pressure Boiler (ENT 022-21) will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 18 to April 5. Students will learn the techniques to operate and maintain a steam generating plant. The course is designed to prepare students for the high-pressure boiler operator licensing examination. The cost of $418 includes the books.

Douglas Lothrop, who holds a first class engineer’s license and has more than 40 years of experience in engineering and management, will teach. He was steam and recovery superintendent at Mead Westvaco.

A series of courses for propane and natural gas technicians will begin Jan. 18. All courses in the series will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Propane/Natural Gas Technician (CETP) Basic Principles and Practices (CTP 001-21), will run from Jan. 18 to 27. It is a prerequisite to the other courses and costs $340.

The other courses are Appliance Installation (CTP 002-21) Feb. 1 to 12; Appliance Service (CTP 005-21), Feb. 15 to 26; and Distribution Systems (CTP 004-21), March 1 to 12.

Each costs $418 and includes the state licensing exam, which will be administered during the last class, and the cost of the books. Anthony Leclair, who is licensed by the Maine Propane and Natural Gas Board, will teach all three courses.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Jennifer Lyons at 755-5280 or 1-800-891-2002, ext. 280, e-mail [email protected] or visit

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