Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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HVC 120 - Boiler Operator Certification

Credit(s): 2

This is an introductory course in heating and power low pressure boiler systems. It will introduce the concepts and terminology of commercial, industrial, and residential boiler systems and emphasize troubleshooting and maintenance procedures employed in maintaining hot water systems. Area of focus include boiler fundamentals, boiler types, steam and hydronic boilers, fuels and burner types, valve identification, safety and relief valves, water level controllers, and industry safety issues associated with boiler accidents. The course will prepare students to take the Boiler Operator license exam. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Explain the fundamentals of operations of a boiler Identify the five basic boiler types.
  • Demonstrate the proper safety precautions employed when performing maintenance on a boiler system.
  • Employ the proper procedures in troubleshooting safety and relief valves.
  • Determine the efficiency of various fuels and burner types.
  • Calculate proper water levels and pressure for various controllers.
  • Pass the Montana State Boiler Operator License exam.

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