Jul 21, 2024  
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Systems II, Skill Set

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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Skill Set provides students an in depth understanding of electrical power generation systems such as turbine lube oil, electrohydraulic control, generator hydrogen and seal oil, gland sealing steam, and stator cooling water systems. It also provides an in-depth understanding of midstream/downstream oil and gas processing systems such as gas sweetening, fractionation, and cryogenics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Draw and explain the operation, flow paths and functions of systems associated with a power generation including gas combustion turbine, steam turbine and a combined cycle combustion turbine/ steam turbine facility
  • Draw and explain the operation and flow paths of typical systems associated with a natural gas or petroleum downstream processing facility
  • Explain the theory of operation power generation units including steam driven, combustion turbine and combined cycle units
  • Explain the theory of operation of midstream/downstream petroleum processing systems and components
  • Following plant tours, develop a final oral presentation, supported by visual aids, of the systems observed and explain the operational aspects of the equipment and systems


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

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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