Experience the adventure of traveling the globe to troubleshoot, repair, and overhaul high-speed turbines and generators and their components. Utilize advanced diagnostic equipment to align turbine components. Disassemble and assemble high-speed turbines using bolt heaters, slugging wrenches, and Hytorc equipment. Use sensitive precision measuring devices to analyze and adjust components. Students are prepared to earn Turbine Generator Mechanic Certification and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core and Power Generation Maintenance Mechanic, Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 Certification.
The purpose of the Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection & Repair program is to prepare students for employment as an entry-level turbine mechanic. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will understand all aspects of the industrial turbine generator equipment maintenance and technology industry. This program is offered in partnership with Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc. (TGM, Inc.), located in Cape Coral. TGM, Inc. is the premier turbine and generator solution provider for small to medium power plants.
Program content includes safety, basic elements of physics, basic electricity and electronics, reading plans and drawings, assembly and reassembly of high speed turbines and generators, hydraulic systems, machine-shop operations, pump maintenance, rotor alignment operations, preventative maintenance, and customer service skills.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
Turbine Generator Maintenance Tech I
Turbine Generator Maintenance Tech II
Turbine Generator Maintenance Mechanic
Externship Option – All students are eligible during the last trimester of this program to participate in a 30-hour externship. *Part of 1350 hour program
1350 hours. Approximately 12 months.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What You’ll Learn
- JSA use
- Flanges, square and tight
- Proficient in precision measuring
- Safe operation of bolt heater
- FME and hole covering
- Labeling of parts
- Bag and tag correctly
- Nomenclature of steam & gas generator sets
- Correctly remove shell bolts
- Rigging and removing shell
- Set up and use of Hytorc
Career Ready Skills
- Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
- Apply appropriate academic and technical skills.
- Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and with reason.
- Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
- Employ valid and reliable research strategies.
- Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
- Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.
- Use technology to enhance productivity.
- Work productively in teams while using cultural/global competence.
- Measurement methods
- Gaskets and bolted flanges
- Steam Turbines
- Centrifical pumps
- Positive displacement pumps
- Heat exchangers
- Outages, shut downs, turn a rounds
- Planning and scheduling
- Valve inspection
- Precision measuring
- Rotor inspection
- Bearing inspection
- Starter wedging
- Disassemble turbine
- Rigging and lifting turbine components
- NCCER – Core
- NCCER – Power Generation Maintenance Mechanic Level 1, 2, 3, 4
Students who complete this course can expect to earn a starting salary of $20+ per hour in the following industries (Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.)
- TGM, Inc.
- Granite Services
- Alstom Power
- Reliable Turbine Service
- Tampa Armature Works
- M D & A
- Majestic Machine
According to O’Net Online, jobs for millwrights are expected to grow 35% in Florida between 2014 – 2024.
Steps to Enroll
- Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
- Meet with an admissions specialist
- Take the Wonderlic test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee
- Scott Farnham
- (239) 334-4544 ext. 563
Program Start Date
Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)