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3rd Class Gas Turbine Engineers National License Preparation Course

3rd Class Gas Turbine Engineers National License Preparation Course
3rd Class Gas Turbine Engineers National License Preparation Course
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Preparation Correspondence Course for 3rd Class Gas Turbine / Combustion Turbine Engineer's License Exam

This Preparation Correspondence Course prepares student to pass the National Association of Stationary Operating Engineer's 3rd Class Gas Turbine National License Exam.

A Third Class Simple (Brayton) Cycle Combustion Turbine (SCCT) Gas Turbine Engineer is intended for a non-supervisory as a Operator / Shift Engineer role in the power generating utilizing the Brayton process of generating electricity or driving compressor.

With the increase of CHP or Combines Heating and Power facilities gas turbines are normally the first choice from sizes ranging from small micro turbines up to gas turbines in the mega-watts range. OEM training is not licensing and does not cover the facility.

Once the student successfully completes this preparation course, the School will mail the license application to the student where the student will return the completed and signed license application for processing by the School. The School will arrange for the applicant to have a proctor supervise the license exam in their area.

Gas Turbine / Combustion Turbine GeneratorThe fees for the Third-Class Gas Turbine / Combustion Turbine Operating Engineer License are listed in the License Application, and engineers can apply for a reciprocal license as well, which is based on holding a license from recognized State, Municipal, Federal and Third-Party licensing entities.

The qualifications to sit for examination are: the student must have documented 6-months of experience in
Gas Turbine / Combustion Turbine Plant Operations.

This Preparation Correspondence Course for 3rd Class Gas Turbine / Combustion Turbine National License course outline is as follows:

  • Gas Turbine Overview
    • Why is the history of gas turbines important
    • What applications are gas turbines used
    • What is a Brayton Cycle
    • Describe the shafting arrangement and their purpose
    • Why is air so important for a Gas Turbine
    • How is gas turbine performance measured
    • Why are materials important in a gas turbine
    • Micro Turbines
  • Gas Turbine Components
    • Describe the compressors used and there usage
    • Identify the configurations of compressors and their parts
    • Explain the purpose of combustors and identify their parts
    • Describe the turbine and how the turbine works along with identify the parts of the turbine
  • Lubrication Systems
    • Identify the types of bearings used for gas turbines
    • Describe shaft seals and their purpose
    • What lubricants are common with Gas Turbines
    • What lubrication systems can you expect to find on a Gas Turbine
  • Fuel Systems
    • What type of fuels can be used in a Gas Turbine
    • Explain the fuel delivery system in a Gas Turbine
  • Gas Turbine Operations
    • What are the environmental factors effecting Gas Turbine operations
    • Why are Gas Turbine controls and instruments important
    • What is a Sequencer
    • Describe a typical "Start-up" and "Shutdown" of a Gas Turbine
  • Gas Turbine Maintenance
    • List the type of inspections expected on a Gas Turbine
    • Explain the purpose of Gas Turbine Inspections
    • Describe the type of tools that are used for a Gas Turbine
    • Explain why "Spares" and "Spare Parts" are critical for a Gas Turbine
    • Explain how industry manages "Spares" and "Spare Parts"
    • List common maintenance schedules
    • Characterize the difference between a "Repair" and an "Overhaul"

This Preparation Correspondence Course prepares the student to pass the National Association of Stationary Operating Engineer's 3rd Class Gas Turbine / Combustion Turbine Engineers exam for technicians and operators.

The training is by distant learning in the format of a correspondence course by mail. The lessons and their quizzes are by open book and sent in modules by mail.

National license and license exam fee are not included.

Upon successful completion of course, the School will mail the license application to the student where the student will return the completed and signed license application for processing by the School. The School will arrange for the applicant to have a proctor supervise the license exam in their area.



Industrial Training School is a provider of correspondence courses to corporations, small businesses, universities, non-profits and government for their employees or sponsorships.


Math Level-Medium

Average Hours of Completion: 120-Hours

You have one-year to complete the course. You can request a one-time 6-month extension with a $50 extension fee.

Course Degree of Difficulty -4 Stars
Tools Required: None

This is a flexible plan to meet your demanding schedule.
1 Star - Easiest to 5 Stars Most Difficult



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