Power Engineering Technician - Accelerated


Program Information

This program will provide theory and skills to operate, maintain and manage industrial plants that produce steam and power. In every Canadian province and territory, only certified power engineers are permitted to operate such equipment. This program prepares candidates at the 4th Class level in preparation to write their 4th Class inter-provincial examinations. Students will have an opportunity to participate in one co-op placement to gain additional practical time towards their certification. The vast majority of these work experiences in this accelerated program will be out-of-province.

Students will have opportunity to graduate after the 4th Class part of the program with a Power Engineering Technician – Chemical - Accelerated diploma, or to continue with the Power Engineering Technology – Chemical Accelerated program working towards 3rd class certification. This would take an additional year of study (3 terms) and then a work experience placement for 3rd Class.

Please Note: Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility is determined solely by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Lambton College does not consider the Power Engineering Technician - Accelerated (PTNX) program suitable for students seeking to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit greater than 1 year in length. A more suitable alternative for students seeking eligibility to apply for a longer Post-Graduate Work Permit are encouraged to explore our Power Engineering Technology - Accelerated (PETX) program.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree
Completion of Math, Chemistry and Physics at a post-secondary level (college or university) 

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in the power generation industry, industries that include steam generation facilities, co-generation facilities, petrochemical plants, oil and gas upstream and downstream industries, commercial and public heating and cooling plants.


Graduates of this program may challenge the 4th Class Power Engineering Certification upon completion of two external exams and practical time requirements. The practical time must be from an approved and registered plant.

If students choose to continue studying in the PETX program, they may also be eligible to challenge the 3rd Class Power Engineering certification upon completion of four external exams and practical time requirements.

With respect to the 4th and 3rd Class Power Engineering certifications, separate external exam and registration fees determined by the certification bodies will apply and these fees are not part of program tuition.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus

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