Power Engineers, Power Plant or Boiler Operators or Operating, Steam and Stationary Engineers, are some of the descriptions that summarize a technically skilled professional who may be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of equipment such as pumps, gas compressors, generators, motors, boilers, steam turbines, air conditioning systems, heat exchangers and refrigeration equipment.
This program is intended to prepare the student for entrance into the Power Engineering field at the 4th class level. Upon successful completion of the program requirements a student is eligible to write an Inter Provincial Certification Exam for Power Engineer 4th Class that is conducted by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills (DAES). Graduates of the program will receive a 6 month credit from the Department of Advanced Education and Skills towards firing time as a 4th Class Power Engineer. Students will be required to complete the practical requirements and utilize the Practicum Guide endorsed by the DAES.
This program includes a 4-week on the job training experience that students will be able to complete the practical requirements. Graduates of the program are expected to work in varying temperatures, environments, confined spaces, may be required to perform climbing, use hand and power tools, various specialty testers, and perform preventative maintenance of the equipment.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 2102A, 2102B, 2102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years of age or older, and have been out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
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