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Course Number #P&CBT088
Title - Power Plant Engineer / Operator

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Course Outline:
This Utilities Industry specific skills curriculum provides trainees with the courseware that enables them to perform the tasks associated with a Power Plant Engineer / Operator. This print-based curriculum has been developed to meet the subject requirements of either an apprenticeship or an organizations skills development program. When combined with on-the-job training, this program will provide trainees with the comprehensive skills and knowledge they will need to perform in this trade area. The recommended Power Plant Engineer / Operator curriculum covers the primary skill needs for electric (including coal and fossil fuel plants), hydroelectric, steam, and nuclear power plant operations, and substation operations. The curriculum provides the mathematics background needed to understand the principles and operation of the machinery that generates electricity. Scientific, mechanical technologies, and electrical/electronics courses provide a technical foundation for understanding machinery and equipment operation/maintenance used in utilities. The training covers power plant machinery and equipment including generators, motors, switchgear, protective relaying, and electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. This curriculum, as modified by custom assembling the appropriate courses, applies to utilities positions such as: Dispatcher, Generating Station Operator, Plant Relayman, and Power Plant General Instrument Mechanic. This training is appropriate for both entry level and experienced utilities employees. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Perform calculations using algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.
  • Understand the meaning of mathematical formulas as applied to mechanics.
  • Understand the principles, components and measuring instruments associated with AC and DC electricity.
  • Understand the operation and control of the common motors and generators found in utilities.
  • Differentiate between distribution and power transformers by construction and application.
  • Discuss the application of protective relays to protect motors, generators, buses and transformers.
  • Understand the purpose and operation of the various equipment used in electric power generating stations.
  • Describe the functions of the equipment used in power distribution stations.
  • Explain the principles of operation of the various types of steam generators.
  • Describe the methods used to regulate the voltage of distribution systems.

  • Base Program

    Course Title Course Number Price USD Course Duration Study Unit
    Trades Safety: Getting Started 186001 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Working Safely with Chemicals 186002 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Fire Safety 186003 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Material Handling Safety 186006 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Basic Industrial Math Block X21 $480.00 30  Hours Printed
    Practical Measurements Block X22 $400.00 25  Hours Printed
    Applied Mathematics: Whole Number Operations A4301 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Decimals A4302 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Fractions A4303 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Percent, Ratio, and Proportion A4304 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Positive and Negative Numbers, Powers, and Roots A4305 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Introduction to Algebra A4306 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Measurement A4307 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Introduction to Geometry A4308 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Applied Mathematics: Introduction to Statistics A4309 $350.00 8  Hours Computer Based
    Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry Block X02 $960.00 72  Hours Printed
    Logarithms 5254 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Working Safely with Electricity 4400 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Electrical Safety: Awareness A9701 $350.00 2  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Safety: Electrical Personal Protective Equipment A9702 $350.00 2  Hours Computer Based
    Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications 186036 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Preventive Maintenance 286085 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Preventive Maintenance Techniques 286086 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Predictive Maintenance 286087 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Heat, Part 1 686001 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Heat, Part 2 686002 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Steam 2620 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Elements of Chemistry 5011 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Engineering Chemistry 5012 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Heat Transfer 2545 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fundamentals of Power Plant Operation, Part 1 786005 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fundamentals of Power Plant Operation, Part 2 786006 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fundamentals of Power Plant Operation, Part 3 786007 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Water Treatment Part 1 786008 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Water Treatment Part 2 786009 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Water Treatment Part 3 786010 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Station Power 786011 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Combustion Turbines, Part 1 786013 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Combustion Turbines, Part 2 786014 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Combustion Turbines, Part 3 786015 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fundamentals of Linework 786016 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Fuel & Emission Systems, Part 1 786018 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Fuel and Emission Systems, Part 2 786019 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Fuel and Emission Systems, Part 3 786020 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Steam Flow Paths, Part 1 786021 $0.00 0  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Steam Flow Paths, Part 2 786022 $0.00 0  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Steam Flow Paths, Part 3 786023 $0.00 0  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Auxilliary Equipment 786024 $80.00 0  Hours Printed
    Power Plant Boilers and Related Equipment 786026 $80.00 0  Hours Printed
    Engineering Mechanics, Part 1 286036 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Engineering Mechanics, Part 2 286037 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Engineering Mechanics, Part 3 286038 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Engineering Mechanics, Part 4 286039 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fluid Mechanics, Part 1 286010 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fluid Mechanics, Part 2 286011 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fluid Mechanics, Part 3 286012 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Pumps, Part 1 286001 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Pumps, Part 2 286002 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Pumps, Part 3 286003 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Air Compressors, Part 1 286096 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Air Compressors, Part 2 286097 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Air Compressor Repair: Reciprocating Compressors - Principles and Troubleshooting A9001 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Air Compressor Repair: Reciprocating Compressors - Disassembly, Inspection, and Repair A9002 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Bearings and Seals, Part 1 286093 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Bearings and Seals, Part 2 286094 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Bearings - Reducing Failure Rate: Failure Analysis A8101 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Bearings - Reducing Failure Rate: Maintaining Bearings A8102 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Mechanical Seals A9801 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Lubrication, Part 1 286091 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Lubrication, Part 2 286092 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Industrial Lubrication: Fundamentals A8401 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Industrial Lubrication: Lubrication Maintenance A8402 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Mechanical Power Transmission 286015 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Mechanical Testing of Materials 2608A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Reading Prints and Schematics Block X25 $960.00 96  Hours Printed
    Reading Shop Prints 6720A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    DC Principles Block A21 $480.00 30  Hours Printed
    AC and DC Motors: DC Motor Theory A8013 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    AC and DC Motors: DC Motor Maintenance A8014 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    AC Principles Block A22 $640.00 40  Hours Printed
    AC and DC Motors: AC Motor Theory A8011 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    AC and DC Motors: AC Motor Maintenance A8012 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Analog Circuit Measurement Block A23 $240.00 15  Hours Printed
    Electrical / Electronics Test Equipment: Multimeters A8002 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical / Electronics Test Equipment: Oscilloscopes A8001 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical / Electronics Test Equipment: Ammeters, Meggers, and Wheatstone Bridges A8003 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Safety for the Trades 186005 $80.00 5  Hours Printed
    Electrical Equipment Block A24 $960.00 60  Hours Printed
    Electrical Control Equipment: Fuses and Circuit Breakers A8008 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Control Equipment: Limit Switches A8007 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Control Equipment: Switches, Coils and Overloads A8006 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Control Equipment: Magnetic Starters A8009 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Control Equipment: Troubleshooting Electrical Control Circuits A8010 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Control Equipment: Inverters - Operation and Maintenance A8019 $350.00 6  Hours Computer Based
    Electrical Grounding 086E01 $180.00 25  Hours Printed
    Electrical Wiring Practices 086E02 $180.00 20  Hours Printed
    Component Testers 086062 $80.00 6  Hours Printed
    Digital Test Equipment 086063 $80.00 6  Hours Printed
    Electric Lamps, Part 1 006031 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Electric Lamps, Part 2 006032 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Types of Steam Turbines 2505 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Steam Turbine Management and Governing 2506 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Steam Turbine Calculations 2507 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Pressure Vessel and Tank Print Reading 6691 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Types of Steam Generators 6632 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Steam Generator Design 2598A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Pressure Parts for Steam Generators 2588 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Steam Generator Settings, Ducts, and Stacks 2587 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Condensers 6553 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Feedwater Treatment and Equipment 6727 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Fuels 5340 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Solid and Pulverized Fuel Burning 6473 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Testing Solid and Liquid Boiler Fuels 6472 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
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    Oil and Gas Firing for Steam Generation 2592 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Automatic Combustion Control 2596A-C $240.00 30  Hours Printed
    Flue Gas Analysis 6810 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Steam Boiler Operation and Maintenance 6734 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Boiler Control: Boiler Systems ABC01 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Boiler Control: Boiler Controls ABC02 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Boiler Control: Troubleshooting Boiler Controls ABC03 $350.00 4  Hours Computer Based
    Steam Generator Testing 6802 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Principles of the I-C Engine 2525 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Transformers 4040 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    DC Machines 4030A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Industrial DC Motors 086051 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Industrial AC Motors 086052 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Controlling Industrial Motors 086053 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Alternators 4031 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Transformer Operation 4041 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Distribution and Power Transformers 4042 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Instrument Transformers 6793 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Storage Batteries 4343 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Electric Power Measurements 4019A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Switchgear 6613 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Protective Relaying 6538A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Telemetering 4048 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Voltage Regulators for Generators 4368 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Voltage Regulation of Distribution Systems 4370 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Electric Power Generating Stations 6589A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Electric Power Substations 6590A-B $160.00 20  Hours Printed
    Transmission Lines 4358 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Power Line Calculations 6256 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Underground Power Systems 006039 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission for the Technician 786E01 $420.00 80  Hours Printed
    Hydraulic Turbines 6718A-C $240.00 30  Hours Printed
    Principles and Uses of Nuclear Energy 6683 $80.00 10  Hours Printed
    Duration Total:  1706 Hours
    Number of Exams:  ( 215 )
    Total Price:  $26,600.00 USD

     
     

     
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