Oil Burner Technician Program

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Program Details

Eastern Maine Community College’s Oil Burner Technician course jumpstarts your career in the heating industry. The course is for students with limited knowledge or experience in the heating industry. Students learn the basics of installing, cleaning, and servicing oil burners and oil-burning equipment. This 160-hour course qualifies you to take the State of Maine Journeyman Oil Burner Technician License Examination.

Through Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, EMCC will offer this program to a limited number of qualified individuals at no cost to the students. The costs associated with the following, will be waived for individuals who qualify for the program:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Textbooks
  • Criminal background checks
  • One certification exam

Program Schedule

Location Start Date End Date
EMCC Main Campus – Bangor, ME To Be Announced, 2023

Key Outcomes

Job title: Oil Burner Technician

Top employers in Maine: 

  • Dead River Company
  • Medix Group
  • Tyson Foods
  • ReVision Energy
  • Manpower Group
  • Superior Plus Propane

Starting salary range: $37,000 – $50,000


Application Requirements

  • 18 years of age by the start of the course
  • Copy of high school transcript or equivalent completion certificate
  • Required Immunizations: See Health History Form


Financial Assistance

Inquire with any of these public assistance programs for support with any of your educational or financial needs including tuition assistance for continuing education credits, laptop and internet assistance, transportation, and other necessities.

Scholarships – Eastern Maine Community College Foundation

Eastern Maine Development Corp. WIOA program – Contact Kim Donovan, KDonovan@emdc.org, 207.561.4043, for eligibility requirements

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program – Click here for more information about this program.

Maine Community Foundation – The Maine Community Foundation offers scholarships for non-traditional students. Click here for more information or contact Cherie Galyean, CGalyean@mainecf.org, 207.412.2017.

HOPE Program Navigator (for Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis, Washington, and Northern Waldo counties) – Email Suzanne Graves-Hall, Suzanne.graveshall@maine.edu, 207.356.9154. Fax: 207.581.2532. Toll-free: 1.800.281.3703. General Line: Teri Mann, hope@maine.edu, 207.551.3331 or apply online.