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Fall 2022 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Systems I, Skill Set

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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Skill Set provides students with the basic operating principles of water treatments, power generation systems as well as mid-stream oil and gas distribution and environmental control systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the various impurities in water and explain their effect on process systems and components
  • Explain the typical water treatments, their purpose, and parameters monitored
  • Identify and explain furnace emissions treatments and components.
  • Read and interpret Mechanical Assembly Drawings, and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams as needed to understand basic flow paths, systems operating theory and mechanical isolation of given components.
  • Draw and explain the flow path and function of typical Power Plant Water, Steam, Air and Flue Gas Systems and associated components
  • Draw and explain flow path and function of typical gas or petroleum mid-stream processing, distribution systems including separation, fractionation, compression, monitoring, storage and transport
  • Explain elementary control systems
  • Identify typical operational activities, including off normal conditions associated with the systems noted above.
  • Explain the operational aspects of the equipment and systems
  • In a lab setting, perform valve alignment, prepare a pumping system and/or a distillation system for a system start, record pressure and flow measurements, and assess the system for proper operating characteristics
  • Align valves to manipulate flow paths and isolate equipment


Skills that enable students to function in a power generation station or midstream processing plant as an operator are skills that are in-demand.

Required Courses (5 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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