Friday – February 22, 2019

Boiler Operator (2017-2018)
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
Oak Creek Campus


For Information: 414-297-6315
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

This certificate provides opportunities for employment as a boiler operator, facilities maintenance mechanic or power engineer. Important attributes for success include average or better mechanical aptitude.

Boiler operators and power engineers start up, regulate and shut down equipment. They ensure that it operates safely, economically and within established limits by monitoring meters, gauges and computerized controls.

On steam boilers they observe, control and record steam pressure, temperature, water level and chemistry, power output, fuel consumption and emissions. They watch and listen to machinery and routinely check safety devices, identifying and correcting any problems that develop.

Courses are offered during the day with some evening sections available; flexible hours may be arranged for work conflicts.

Career Pathway — After completing this certificate program, the credits can be applied toward earning the Power Engineering and Boiler Operator technical diploma. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Admission Requirements — The following are required to enter this program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through admissions assessment


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

COURSES   Credits      


Low-Pressure Boilers





High-Pressure Boilers





Boiler Operation










Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificates's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated March 2017.