The Central Washington University Office of Continuing Education

Power Plant Operations

HOURS: 400
CODE: GES709
FEES: $2595.00 USD

Overview

The Power Plant Operations Online Training Program will prepare you for an entry-level career as a power plant operator. In the United States, there are thousands of power plants. These plants use hydrocarbon-based fuels (oil, gas, or coal) to produce electricity, and the plants are operated by power plant operators. Power plant operators are highly paid and enjoy a stable work environment. There’s an ongoing need for entry-level personnel. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Operate a power plant with safety as the prime consideration
  • Monitor instrumentation and the operation of equipment
  • Make adjustments to keep system process variables, such as flows, temperatures and pressures, within acceptable ranges
  • Detect potential and actual problems and take corrective action to prevent the interruption of system operations
  • Analyze operational trends and take corrective actions
  • Use standard operating procedures to start and stop production equipment
  • Maintain communication with other operators, maintenance, and management
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Benefits

  • Learn in-demand job skills
  • Start anytime
  • Set your own pace
  • Affordably priced