Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology
Program Code: CPET (International) Length of Program: Three-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Term 1 CHM-1106 General Chemistry I COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing JSS-1001 Job Search and Success MTH-1904 Mathematics for Technology I OES-1013 Operating Engineering Studies I OES-2123 Operating Engineering Calculations Term 2 CHM-2106 General Chemistry II OES-2115 Operating Engineering Studies - Boilers MTH-2904 Mathematics for Technology II OHS-2012 Health and Safety for Industrial Processes ELE-1065 Electric Circuits I GED-XXX3 General Education Elective* Co-op Term 1 Group A (July - December) CPL-1069 Co-op Work Term - Eight Months Term 3 OES-3113 Refrigeration Theory and Systems I OES-3124 Operating Engineering Studies - Equipment OES-4504 Mechanical Practices for Operating Engineers ICS-3414 Instrumentation for Plant Operations I OES-3033 Operating Engineering Studies - HVAC GED-XXX3 General Education Elective* GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Co-op Term 2 Group B (January - June) CPL-1069 Co-op Work Term - Eight Months Term 4 CHM-2822 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Processes OES-4014 Operating Engineering Studies - Electrical BIO-4614 Introduction to Biofuels and Bio-Based Chemicals COM-2043 Communications for Technology OES-4114 Piping and Mechanical Systems OES-4414 Advanced Process Operations I STA-4902 Statistics for Technology Co-op Term 3 Group A (January - June) CPL-2069 Co-op Work Term - Eight Months Term 5 OES-5814 Chemical Engineering Operations and Calculations I ICS-5315 Process Control Systems ICS-6505 Process Stream Analysis OES-5016 Advanced Process Operations II BIO-5713 Production of Biofuels and Bio-Based Chemicals Co-op Term 4 Group B (July - December) CPL-2069 Co-op Work Term - Eight Months Term 6 OES-6844 Chemical Engineering Operations and Calculations II ICS-6316 Advanced Control Applications OES-6015 Advanced Process Operations III ENV-6114 Environmental Management CAP-6004 Capstone Project

Lambton College’s Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology (CPET) program has gained national recognition for its ability to train advanced level operators for various industrial sectors, most notably in the petrochemical and energy streams.

Students enrolled in this program will train in Lambton College’s newly renovated Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies which contains complex lab and pilot plant facilities. The Centre duplicates a real-life manufacturing environment and the technologies developed can easily be scaled-up and transferred to an actual operating unit. The Centre offers state-of-practice technology laboratories and infrastructure to support learning and research in next-generation technologies in collaboration with industry.

Experiential learning is emphasized through the program’s unique co-op model, which is designed to support the employment needs of industry year-round. Additionally, students will participate in ongoing projects designed to cultivate teamwork, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills that can be used in future workplace scenarios when analyzing operating problems in a plant environment.

Our program is committed to reinforcing the importance of safety and emergency preparedness while working in Industry. Our graduates may be required, or have the option, to participate as a member of a first response team in addition to their daily operational duties. We are proud of our partnership with the Lambton College Fire School which provides our students with hands-on fire training as part of our core curriculum. Lambton College is one of the first post-secondary schools in Ontario to include this essential training as part of a power engineering program.

The program prepares students to write the 4A and 4B TSSA 4th Class Operating Engineers Certification exams. This is an industry accepted certification that can lead graduates to a variety of career opportunities. Upon successful completion of the first three academic terms, students can apply to the TSSA to receive a nine-month 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 CPET program requirements and fees.

Lambton College Testing Centre [B1-107] is able to offer you an authorized space to complete your TSSA certification examinations.

This program is also available in an accelerated format for students with university degrees in related programs.

Please Note: Students must complete all core courses in academic terms 1-3 through traditional on-ground class delivery to be eligible for the nine-month steam time reduction towards their 4th Class certificate. 

OACETT recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technology (CET) category. Students may be required to take certain courses in hybrid or online delivery mode during the program. This career has certain physical requirements

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

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

Employment Opportunities

The majority of our graduates enter into 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 have the opportunity to move into positions including, but not limited to, unit supervision and shutdown planning.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia/Main Campus
905-890-7833 x 222