Phone: 253-351-9095
Providing Operators the Training They Need!

Training Coordinator
Christian Dube

The Hidden Careers of Stationary Engineering

Stationary Engineers are needed wherever boilers, diesel engines and electric motors, refrigeration, generators, pumps, operational systems and compressors are used in a fixed location - hence the term stationary.

Stationary Engineers, sometimes referred to as Operating Engineers, Building Engineers, Steam Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, HVAC Mechanics, etc., can learn their job skills through years of work experience without graduating from a formal apprenticeship program.

A better way to learn and earn the above skills is through one of our exceptional Apprenticeship programs.

Stationary Engineers (a four-year program) acquire their skills through a formal Washington State approved apprenticeship program. While working with journey-level engineers for the on-the-job training component apprentices must also complete their classroom obligations. Stationary Engineers work in hospitals, hotels, high-rise buildings, breweries, and bakeries, etc.

Along with the traditional boiler and refrigeration operation training and licensing, apprentices also learn about direct digital controls and many other building and manufacturing systems.

We have two other apprenticeship programs that complement our Stationary Engineer program. They are Facilities Maintenance Mechanics and Warehouseman.

Our second program and the first one in the State of Washington, and our most active program serving fifty apprentices, is called Facilities Custodial Services Technician apprenticeship program. A Facilities Custodial Services Technician usually works in, but not exclusively, public school settings. In this two-year program, an apprentice learns limited building maintenance, facilities operation, care, and cleaning. Apprentices work with journey-level technicians for their on-the-job training component and must complete their classroom obligations.

In addition, we also offer a two-year Gardener Maintenance Specialist apprenticeship program.

We also provide journey-level training classes so that everyone can broaden their skills and become more valuable to themselves and their employer.

For more specific information about any or all of our programs,
please feel free to call 253-351-0184.
Office hours are
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Email address:

Nov 16, 2018


Call (425) 235-2352 for more information and registration.

Boiler Operator Licensing 3 & 4         Jackson

Sat                  8:00am to 4:30pm             80 hrs

Start 01/05/19                               End 03/16/19

Boiler Operator Refresher                    Chapin

Sat                 10:00am to 6:30pm              8 hrs

Start 01/19/19                               End 01/19/19

Start 03/16/19                               End 03/16/19

Basic Elect (P&M Maintenance Electrical 1)


MW               6:00pm to 10:00pm                7 cr

Start 01/08/19                               End 03/14/19

Basic HVAC/ Refrigeration Systems


Sat                 8:00am to 12:00pm                4 cr          

Start 01/05/19                               End 03/16/19

P&M Mtnc-Electrical II                      Meakin

TTH               6:00pm to 10:00pm                7 cr

Start 01/03/19                               End 03/12/19

Forklift Training                                  Haeckl

Th/Sat             4:00pm to 8:00pm                 1 cr

Start 01/10/19                               End 01/19/19

Plant & Machine Maintenance

Electrical IV


Sat                  9:00am to 3:30pm                 6 cr

Start 01/05/19                               End 03/16/19

Introduction to Welding                           Stokes

TTH                6:30pm to 9:30pm                1-3 cr

Start 01/08/19                               End 03/21/19                                   


Operating Engineer Class Refresher Grade


Sat                  8:00am to 4:30pm               8 hrs

Start 01/12/19                               End 01/12/19

Start 03/09/19                               End 03/09/19

Operating Engineer Class I & II

Sat                  8:00am to 4:00pm                 6 cr

Start 01/26/19                               End 04/27/19

Operating Engineer Class Grade 3 & 4

Sat                  8:00am to 4:00pm                 6 cr

Start 01/27/19                               End 05/05/19

Sustainable Custodial Housekeeping

Sat                  8:00am to 3:30pm             70 hrs

Start 01/26/19                               End 04/27/19

Basic Computer Skills

Sat                  8:00am to 1:00pm             20 hrs

Start 01/05/19                               End 02/02/19

HVAC, Basic 1

Sat                  8:30am to 3:00pm             60 hrs

Start 01/05/19                               End 03/23/19

Basic Electricity

Sat                  8:00am to 1:00pm             40 hrs

Start 01/05/19                               End 03/09/19

Basic Welding

Sat                  8:00am to 2:30pm             30 hrs

Start 01/05/19                               End 02/19/19

Business Negotiation & Collaboration (online)

Arranged Days/Times

Start 01/02/19

Introduction to Leadership Skills & Ethics


Arranged days/Times

Start 01/02/19

Electrical Trainee Classroom Part 1

T,TH                       5:30pm to 9:30pm        12 hrs

Start 01/08/19                               End 01/15/19


Electrical Trainee Classroom Part 2

T,TH               5:30pm to 9:30pm             12 hrs

Start 01/22/19                               End 01/29/19

RCW/WAC and Theory

T,TH               5:30pm to 9:30pm             12 hrs

Start 02/19/19                               End 02/26/19


Basic Fire Alarm Systems for Trainees &

Journeyman Level

Sat                  8:00am to 4:30pm               8 hrs

Start 02/16/19                               End 02/16/19


National Electrical Code Update for Trainees

& Journey Level

Sat                  8:00am to 4:30pm               8 hrs

Start 01/19/19                               End 01/19/19

Start 04/20/19                               End 04/20/19           

Washington RCW/WAC Review for Trainees

& Journeyman                                                  

Sat                  8:00am to 4:30pm               8 hrs           

Start 03/09/19                               End 03/09/19

Start 06/08/19                               End 06/08/19               

Download: Apprenticeship Classes WebSite Winter 2019.doc

Sep 12, 2018
RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE       Call (425) 235-2352 for more information and registration.
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Oct 29, 2005

Download: Pre-Authorization Form.doc

Dec 09, 2013

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