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Facilities Operating Engineers Third Class Licensing Seminar (ASOPE)


Engineer a Career in Boiler Operation

What You’ll Learn

Ivy Tech Community College and the American Society of Power Engineers, Inc. (ASOPE) have partnered to provide professional training on boiler operation and maintenance. The seminars are designed for individuals currently working in the field. Participants will be introduced to a thorough overview of boilers, including operation, maintenance and how to reduce energy costs. This knowledge and these skills are necessary to operate a facilities plant safely and efficiently. Anyone associated with boilers should consider taking this course.

Topics for Third Class Licensing Include:

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Low Pressure Boilers Types and Construction
  • Basic Boiler Fittings
  • Safety and Relief Valves
  • Basic Combustion Theory
  • Fuels and Burner Types
  • Steam and Hydronic Boilers
  • Thermal Fluid Heaters
  • Facility Valve Identification
  • Basic Operation and care of Oil and Gas Burners
  • Boiler Safety and Operating Controls
  • Basic Boiler Operation
  • Dangerous Boiler Conditions
  • Facility Basic Steam Systems and Accessories
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • General Industry Safety
  • Facility Basic Potable. Makeup and Cooling Water Systems
  • Facility Basic Preventive Maintenance
  • Facility Basic Heating and Cooling Systems

Career Options

For information on what Boiler Operators do, visit the ASOPE website.

Class Details

Participants will sit for the ASOPE Facility Plant Operator licensing exam on the last day of class. Exams are proctored by Ivy Tech’s Workforce Certification Center.

Qualifications for this training include: • Minimum age - 18 • Education - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent • Experience - 6 months or 3 credit hour of Boiler Training or equivalent • Power Engineering Training • Examination - Written (Oral or Practical when necessary) • Maximum Boiler Size (unsupervised) LP - 150 BHP • Maximum refrigeration or Air Conditioning (unsupervised) 100 ton

Upcoming Classes

Class Location

Class Dates
  • Jul 15, 2024 – Jul 19, 2024 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Terre Haute

Ivy Tech Center for Workforce Development
1700 E Industrial Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

In Person, Instructor-Led
Contact: Amy Akers , 812-298-2485,

Costs may vary by location given differences in the cost of supplies and class provider.