Optivation offering boiler operator training at NTC

Northwest Technical College’s Optivation venture will hold a boiler operator licensure course on the NTC campus beginning Nov. 5.

The 10-session course will prepare boiler operators or students preparing to become boiler operators to take the Minnesota High Pressure Boiler Exam (levels A & B) or the Minnesota Low Pressure Boiler Exam (level C) for special engineers, second-class engineers, first-class engineers or chief engineers.

Course content for low-pressure boilers will cover low pressure valves, steam traps, pumps, flame safeguards, burners, safety valves, boiler room safety and hot water boilers.

For high-pressure boilers, the course will cover condensers, steam engines, mathematical formulas related to boilers, boiler room safety and hot water boilers.

The course will be held from 4-8 p.m. on a 10-day schedule between Nov. 5 and Dec. 13, in room 328 at Northwest Technical College. The course meets Nov. 5, 9, 15, 19, 26 and 29; and Dec. 3, 6, 10 and 13. The boiler operator course carries a registration fee of $425, which includes all necessary books.

Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. Registration is available online at ntcmn.augusoft.com.

Optivation is a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College offering custom training solutions and non-credit courses in on-site, online and blended formats. For more information, contact Kerry Ross, associate director of Optivation, (218) 755-4902, kross@bemidjistate.edu.


About Northwest Technical College

Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Its open-enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high-quality education have attracted a diverse group of learners; today, the College serves more than 1,600 learners.  The college offers more than 40 degree programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology career programs. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more, visit http://www.ntcmn.edu.