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Stationary Engineering

Stationary engineers are responsible for ensuring the safety and efficiency of large mechanical systems that power and heat manufacturing, government, educational, and hospital facilities.

Stationary Engineering programs provide the foundational training and certifications required to obtain a paid apprenticeship through an Operating Engineers union or to obtain other entry-level work in the field. Students learn how different types of stationary mechanical equipment operate and work together within a heating or power-generating system. Following Massachusetts regulations students learn to monitor equipment safety - reading and recording data and performing safety tests.

Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Stationary Engineering. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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