Stationary Engineering

Stationary engineers and boiler operators operate and maintain heavy-duty equipment used to generate power, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration in large buildings.

"Stationary" means the equipment is permanently fixed. They work in a boiler room, engine room or power plant operating and monitoring diesel engines, boilers, turbines, pumps, generators and compressors.

Program highlights

  • Hands-on instruction to prepare you to work in commercial buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, schools, hospitals, office buildings, mines, electric power plants, sewage and water treatment plants and factories.
  • Our certificate gives you a solid education to enter the workforce in about a year.
  • Our classes combine instructor-led and online learning with hands-on lab work.
  • Students train with the same state-of-the-art equipment found in the work world.
  • Industry-experienced professionals teach convenient day and evening classes.


You can work as an boiler operator or technician, operating engineer, plant utilities engineer, recovery boiler operator, stationary engineer, stationary steam engineer or utilities operator.

Average outlook for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

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