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Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Power Plant Simulation, Skill Set

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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Skill Set provides hands skills needed for operation of a 450 MW power plant using a plant referenced simulator.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Using a plant simulation, start, sync to grid, and shutdown a pulverized coal or gas boiler or similar operating unit
  • Using a plant simulation, and given plant off normal or emergency conditions, troubleshoot the condition and take actions to return the plant to normal operating conditions
  • Using a mid-stream oil and gas simulator start and run glycol dehydration unit, tank farm and amine treating units


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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