Power Engineering Technician

Full-Time

Program Information

This program introduces students to the theory, knowledge and practical skills required to operate, maintain and manage steam and power equipment in industrial facilities.  Throughout Canada, only certified Power (Operating) Engineers are permitted to operate, maintain and manage equipment such as boilers and refrigeration units.

The first three terms provides the academic curriculum needed to prepare for the TSSA 4th Class Operating Engineers 4A and 4B Certification exams. Students also receive nine months of steam time reduction towards the same certificate. Those who complete at least one approved co-op position will be credited with the final three months of practical steam time required for the 4th Class certification.

Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

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

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U OR Grade 11 or 12 Physics C or U (both recommended, only one is required)

Note: Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12 U Mathematics is recommended. Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) minimum final grade of 60%. If the program is highly competitive, students with Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12 U Mathematics will be given preference.

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Accreditations/Certifications

Power Engineering is not an apprenticeship trade; however, like apprenticeship trades, it is divided into levels of skill and training. The levels are referred to as classes with First Class being the highest level and Fourth Class being the lowest level. A combination of work experience and course completions followed by rigorous interprovincial examinations allows a power engineer to progress from one class to another.

Technology & Trades
519-542-7751 ext 2436

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Program Information
519-541-2403
info@lambtoncollege.ca


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