WCC to offer boiler operating system training

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Boiler system operators can now receive training at Wayne Community College.

The course begins May 17 in a hybrid format.

In-person instruction is Monday and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. on campus. Other portions are provided online. The registration fee is $180.

The class ends Aug. 5.

Topics include boiler basics, terminology, types of boilers, combustion and burner calibration, boiler water treatment, boiler operation, feed water components and equipment, steam accessories, safety and control devices, combustion and burner calibration and boiler room safety.

Boiler operators regulate, repair and maintain heating systems in boiler, engine and mechanical rooms - usually in industries and schools.

According to Lisa Newkirk, a coordinator for the college’s workforce continuing education services division, said there is a local need for trained boiler system operators.

“Boilers are everywhere,” Newkirk said. “The industry is not dying, but workers are aging out.”

WCC requires that all who work, study or conduct business in its facilities wear face coverings indoors and outdoors when in group settings, as well as follow standard health protocols.

For more information on this course, contact Newkirk at 919-739-6931 or ldnewkirk@waynecc.edu.

Directions for registration for this course are available at www.waynecc.edu/continuing-ed/register/

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