press release - propane and natural gas courses

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Release date 12-09-13

 

KVCC propane and natural gas courses scheduled

 

 Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will offer a series of new non-credit, technician-level propane and natural gas courses beginning in January 2014.

The propane and natural gas courses at KVCC are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to pursue licensure and certification as a Propane and Natural Gas Technician in the State of Maine.

“This will be the first time that KVCC offers this type of training,” said KVCC Director of Energy Programs, Dana Doran. “As a result of the significant natural gas construction projects in the Kennebec Valley, it is necessary for KVCC to offer courses like this to ensure that industry has a steady supply of properly trained and licensed technicians to support the conversion of the region to natural gas.”

The upcoming courses include:

  • PNG1 010 Basic Principles & Practices of Propane; January 6, 8, 13 & 14 (Monday & Wednesday) 5-9 p.m. Exam Date: Saturday, January 18 at 9 a.m. Cost: $385.

 

  • PNG1 020 Appliance Installation and Service Technician; January 6 - March 8 (Monday & Wednesday) 5-9 p.m. Exam Dates: Saturdays at 9 a.m. following each course segment. Cost: $1,445.

 

  • PNG1 030 Applying Basic Electricity Principles to Service Propane Appliances; March 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 5-9 p.m. Exam Date: Saturday, March 22 at 9 a.m. Cost: $385.

 

KVCC currently offers Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) training courses in Basic Principles and Practices, Appliance Installation and Service Technician, which include the Maine Natural Gas Supplement, and Applying Basic Electricity Principles to Service Propane Appliances.

Upon completion of each course, students will take the corresponding CETP exam. Successful completion of all these courses and exams will help students achieve the State of Maine Propane and Natural Gas Technician - Appliance Connection and Service Technician endorsement.

Additional eligibility requirements for CETP certification do apply and are not available through KVCC. Please visit the State of Maine's Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation website for more information on comprehensive license requirements here: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/fuel/technician.htm.

For more information on the KVCC energy programs contact the Office of Energy Programs at (207)453-5818 or e-mail: energyservices@kvcc.me.edu

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