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Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection & Repair

Experience the adventure of traveling the globe to troubleshoot, repair, and overhaul high speed turbines and generators and their components. Utilize advanced diagnostic equipment to align turbine components. Disassemble and assemble high-speed turbines using bolt heaters, slugging wrenches, and Hytorc equipment. Use sensitive precision measuring devices to analyze and adjust components. Students are prepared to earn Turbine Generator Mechanic Certification and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core and Power Generation Maintenance Mechanic, Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 Certification.

The purpose of the Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection & Repair program is to prepare students for employment as an entry-level turbine mechanic. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will understand all aspects of the industrial turbine generator equipment maintenance and technology industry. This program is offered in partnership with Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc. (TGM, Inc.), located in Cape Coral. TGM, Inc. is the premier turbine and generator solution provider for small to medium power plants.

Program content includes safety, basic elements of physics, basic electricity and electronics, reading plans and drawings, assembly and reassembly of high speed turbines and generators, hydraulic systems, machine-shop operations, pump maintenance, rotor alignment operations, preventative maintenance, and customer service skills.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
EEV0140 A Turbine Generator Maintenance Tech I 450
EEV0141 B Turbine Generator Maintenance Tech II 450
EEV0142 C Turbine Generator Maintenance Mechanic 450
    Externship Option - All students are eligible during the last trimester of this program to participate in a 30-hour externship. *Part of 1350 hour program *(30)
    TOTAL HOURS 1350

Elements of the industry such as planning; management; cost management skills; technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; and labor, health, safety, and environmental issues are taught.

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Enrollment is opening Soon image Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)



1,350 hours
Approximately 12 months
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Safety
  • JSA use
  • Flanges, square and tight
  • Proficient in precision measuring
  • Safe operation of bolt heater
  • FME and hole covering
  • Labeling of parts
  • Bag and tag correctly
  • Nomenclature of steam & gas generator sets
  • Correctly remove shell bolts
  • Rigging and removing shell
  • Set up and use of Hytorc


  • Measurement methods
  • Lubrication
  • Vibration
  • Gaskets and bolted flanges
  • Valves
  • CBM
  • Alignment
  • Steam Turbines
  • Seals
  • Centrifical pumps
  • Positive displacement pumps
  • Heat exchangers
  • Hydraulics
  • Outages, shut downs, turn a rounds
  • Planning and scheduling
  •  NCCER - Core
  • NCCER - Power Generation Maintenance Mechanic Level 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Valve inspection
  • Precision measuring
  • Rotor inspection
  • Bearing inspection
  • Starter wedging
  • Disassemble turbine
  • Rigging and lifting turbine components

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$20+ per hour. Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.
  • TGM, Inc.
  • Granite Services
  • Alstom Power
  • Reliable Turbine Service
  • Tampa Armature Works
  • M D & A
  • Majestic Machine

According to O'Net Online, jobs for millwrights are expected to grow 35% in Florida between 2014 - 2024.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet 
  8. Pay application fee


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