AUBURN – Central Maine Community College Corporate and Community Services will offer “Advanced High Pressure Boiler Operator” (ENT 023-21) from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 23 through March 27. The cost of $418 includes materials and book.

The course provides the boiler operator with the principles for the safe and efficient operation of a steam generating plant. It is designed to prepare the operator for the examination for first, second and third class engineer.

Topics include boiler design, modern controls, the chemistry of feedwater treatment and the physics and math involved with plant operation. A new technology of steam and recovery boilers will also be reviewed.

An application form will be provided for participants to apply for the state boiler engineer license examination.

The course will be taught by Douglas Lothrop. Lothrop has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine and has held various positions in engineering and management. He retired as recovery superintendent from the Rumford Mill in 1998.

A series of courses for propane and natural gas technicians will begin on Jan. 23.

“Propane/Natural Gas Technician (CETP) Basic Principles and Practices” (CTP 001-21) will be held from Jan. 23 to Feb. 1. The course is a prerequisite to the other course in the series and costs $375.

The other courses are “Appliance Installation” (CTP 002-21) from Feb. 3 to 15; “Appliance Service” (CTP 005-21) from Feb. 17 to March 1; and “Distribution Systems” (CTP 004-21) from March 3 to 22. The appliance installation and appliance service courses are $418. Distribution systems is $595.

All courses in this series will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Prices include the cost of the books and the state licensing exam, which will be administered during the class. The courses will be taught by Anthony Leclair. Leclair is licensed by the Maine Propane and Natural Gas Board.

For more information about offerings, call the Corporate and Community Services Department at 755-5280 or 1-800-891-2002, ext. 280.

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