Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. S.E.
Rochester, MN 55904

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Rochester Community and Technical College


Building Utilities Mechanic

Rochester Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The Building Utilities Mechanic major is designed to prepare students for careers requiring skills in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment found in commercial buildings. Instruction the first year includes courses in boiler operation, electricity, plumbing, tool usage, welding, electrical controls, and programmable controls. Courses in residential and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, pneumatics, heating and cooling controls, and computerized energy management systems comprise the second year instruction. In the second year, students are placed with a co-op training sponsor to gain hands-on work experience. After initial training, students may take the state examination for a special steam engineer's license. After completion of the second year, students who qualify may take the state examination for second class A steam engineer's license and/or refrigeration certification.

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