SOUTH PARIS — Central Maine Community College will offer a high pressure boiler operator course from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14 through Dec. 7. The cost of the course is $450 and includes textbooks and materials. The course will be held at the Western Maine Community College Center and is open to the public.

The course will provide the boiler operator with the knowledge and techniques to operate a steam generating plant in a safe and efficient manner. Basics of boiler design and control will be emphasized as well as the importance of feed water treatment. Topics will include practical aspects of day-to-day operation, steam turbine control and power generation and control of environmental parameters to meet emission requirements. The safe handling and combustion of natural gas fuel oil, coal and wood fuel will be covered.

The course offers a practical approach to power plant operation and is designed to prepare the student for the State of Maine High Pressure Boiler Operator licensing exam.

The class will be taught by Douglas Lothrop. Lothrop has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine, a First Class Engineer’s License and has held various positions in engineering and management.

For more information about the course or to register, contact the Central Maine Community College Corporate and Community Services Department at 755-5280 or 1-800-891-2002, ext. 280 or visit

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