The Accelerated Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology program has been designed for graduates with a B.Sc. (Chemistry) or equivalent.

Students will study core courses taught in the under-graduate three-year Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology program and the principles underlying the complex technologies used in today’s processing industries. Students train in Lambton College’s Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies which contains complex lab and pilot plant facilities. This Centre duplicates a real-life manufacturing environment and the technologies developed can easily be scaled-up and transferred to an actual operating unit. Students also have the benefit of participatory projects that emphasize teamwork, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. This program has certain physical requirements.

The program prepares students to write the TSSA 4th Class Operating Engingeers Certification tests. This is an industry accepted certification that can lead graduates to a variety of career opportunities. Upon successful completion of the first two academic terms, students can apply to the TSSA to receive a nine-month practical steam time reduction towards their 4th Class Operating Engineers Certificate. TSSA registration eligibility requirements and fees are controlled by the TSSA and are in addition to the CPEX program requirements and fees.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certifications in the Certified Engineering Technology (CET) category.

Note: In order to receive steam time reduction, the TSSA requires all core courses to be taken on-ground. Online courses are not eligible. Depending on sufficient enrolment and other criteria, some Terms 4-6 courses may be offered online. 

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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Admission Requirements

BSc, Chemistry
BSc or BESc, General (would need to review transcript for course exemptions)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma with appropriate preparation in Math, Chemistry, Physics, English and General Education Electives

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates work in various industries as operating engineers and process operators. Industries include refining and chemical process, power generation, steel production, pulp and paper, food processing, and other industrial operating or manufacturing industries. Upon completion of the program and necessary work experience, graduates may have the opportunity to move into positions including, but not limited to, unit supervision and shutdown planning.

Educational Pathways

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