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TMCC College Catalog
B – Degree Programs
Power Plant Operator
ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES - CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Power plant operators control and monitor pumps,
vaporizers, condensers, turbines, generators, and
auxiliary equipment used in power plants. They
distribute power among generators, regulate the output
from several generators, and monitor instruments to
maintain voltage and regulate electricity flow from the
plant. Computers are used to generate reports, maintain
records, and track maintenance. Power plant operators
generally need a combination of higher education, on-
the-job training, and experience. Power plant operators
also need strong mechanical, electrical, technical, and
computer skills.
CERTIFICATE OUTCOMES
Students completing the certificate will:
• Develop a power plant system in a controlled lab environment.
• Identify, analyze, and provide solutions for technical problems
associated with the operation of a power plant.
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate with and function
effectively on a team.
• Apply appropriate environmental regulations for the operation of
power plants.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
COMMUNICATIONS......................................... 3 CREDITS
Recommended: ENG 101 or 113
HUMAN RELATIONS. ....................................... 3 CREDITS
Recommended: CE 201
MATHEMATICS................................................... 3 CREDITS
Recommended: MATH 120 or higher
TOTALGENERAL
EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS............... 9CREDITS
EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS
ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls............................................3
ELM 129 Electric Motors and Drives..............................................3
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I..................................3
ELM 233 Introduction to Instrumentation....................................3
ENRG 110 Basic Electricity..............................................................3
ENRG 171 Well Design, Construction and Geology.........................1
ENRG 172 Fluids, Piping, Valves and Pumps...................................4
ENRG 173 Geothermal Plants, Turbines and Generators.................3
ENRG 174 Environmental Regulations for Geothermal Plant
Operators.......................................................................1
OSH 222 General Industry Safety.................................................1
TOTALEMPHASISREQUIREMENTS..25CREDITS
TOTALCERTIFICATE
REQUIREMENTS..................................34CREDITS
Recommended courses are listed in the course sequence;
however, other courses may apply. Please see an advisor
or the department.
SUGGESTEDCOURSE SEQUENCE
First Year
Course #
Title
Credits
1st Semester
Human Relations
CE 201
Workplace Readiness
3
Communications
ENG 101
Composition I
3
Emphasis
ENRG 110 Basic Electricity
3
Mathematics
MATH 120 Fundamentals of CollegeMathematics 3
Emphasis
OSH 222 General Industry Safety
1
Total 13
2nd Semester
Emphasis
ELM127
Introduction to AC Controls
3
Emphasis
ELM233
Introduction to Instrumentation
3
Emphasis
ENRG 171 Well Design, Construction and Geology 1
Emphasis
ENRG 173 Geothermal Plants, Turbines and
Generators
3
Emphasis
ENRG 174 Environmental Regulations for
Geothermal Plant Operators
1
Total 11
3rd Semester
Emphasis
ELM129
ElectricMotors and Drives
3
Emphasis
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I
3
Emphasis
ENRG 172 Fluids, Piping, Valves and Pumps
4
Total 10
Certificate Total 34
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