AUBURN — The Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College will offer a class for high pressure boiler operators from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 21 to Dec. 7. The cost is $450 and includes books and materials.

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 is covered.

The noncredit course will offer 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 Jr.

For more information or to register, call 755-5280 or 800-891-2002, ext. 280, e-mail [email protected] or visit

Registration deadline is Sept. 14.

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