Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology - Accelerated
Program Code: CPEX (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Term 1 ICS-6505 Process Stream Analysis OES-1013 Operating Engineering Studies OES-2123 Operating Engineering Calculations I ELE-1055 Electric Circuits BIO-4614 Introduction to Biofuels and Bio-Based Chemicals JSS-1001 Job Search and Success Term 2 OES-2115 Operating Engineering Studies - Boilers OES-3113 Refrigeration Theory and Systems I ICS-3414 Process Instrumentation for Plant Operations I OES-4304 Mechanical Practices for Operating Engineers OHS-2012 Health and Safety for Industrial Processes OES-3033 Operating Engineering Studies - HVAC OES-3124 Operating Engineering Studies - Equipment Co-op Term 1 Option 1 CPL-1069 Co-op Work Term (May - August) Term 3 BIO-5713 Production of Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals OES-5814 Chemical Engineering Operations and Calculations I ICS-5315 Process Control Systems OES-4015 Operating Engineering Studies - Electrical OES-4114 Piping and Mechanical Systems OES-4414 Advanced Process Operations I Term 4 OES-6844 Chemical Engineering Operations and Calculations II OES-5016 Advanced Process Operations II OES-6015 Advanced Process Operations III ICS-6316 Advanced Control Applications ENV-6114 Environmental Management CAP-6004 Capstone Project Co-op Term 2 Option 2 CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (May - August) - OR - CPL-1069 Co-op Work Term (May - December)

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 Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology program and the principles underlying the complex technologies used in today’s processing industries.

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.

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 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 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.

Please Note: In order to receive steam time reduction, the TSSA requires all core courses to be taken on-ground. Online courses are not eligible.

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Co-op students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference this capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfull the program requirements.

The student will be capable of the following skills by the end of the term indicated:

Co-op Term

  • Discuss principles of W.H.M.I.S. and standard personal protective equipment
  • Familiar with key components of Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Familiar with the construction and use of relief valves and rupture discs
  • Identifying process piping, flanges, fittings and their uses
  • Perform 4th Class level operating engineering calculations
  • Comply with procedures for safe vessel entry, red tag lockout, and other safety issues
  • Apply principles of general mathematics and chemistry applicable to process industries
  • Describe typical steam boiler configurations
  • Operate and troubleshoot package fire-tube and water-tube boiler installations
  • Perform basic steam thermodynamic calculations relevant to power plants
  • Perform boiler feed water testing and treatment
  • Perform calculations and analysis of basic electrical circuits
  • Exhibit effective written and verbal workplace communications skills
  • Demonstrate academic preparation to write 4A exam of 4th Class Operating Engineering
  • Demonstrate decision making, problem solving, and effective team work skills
  • Application and construction of dynamic and positive displacement pumps and seals
  • Application and construction of compressors, steam and gas turbines
  • Explain construction and types of heat exchangers, process distillation, absorber towers and other common process equipment
  • Perform start-up procedures on rotating equipment
  • Apply knowledge of refrigeration systems to operating vapour compression units
  • Perform basic thermodynamic calculations as pertaining to refrigeration units
  • Application of temperature, flow, level and pressure devices and signal transmission
  • Application of control valves and other final control elements
  • Perform basic maintenance on equipment
  • Demonstrate basic mechanical skills in the areas of piping, equipment seals and packing, welding, and valve repair
  • Describe building services and HVAC systems for commercial and industrial buildings
  • Have academic preparation to write 4B exam of 4th Class Operating Engineering
  • Knowledge of the principles of sustainable development in a community
  • Knowledge of operating principles of AC and DC electric motors and generators and describe various types and applications of each
  • Familiar with the operation of transformers and variable frequency drive units
  • Explain the construction and application of common process equipment at advanced level
  • Define fluid properties and perform basic fluid flow calculations
  • Analyze instrumentation systems and loop wiring diagrams
  • Perform sizing of basic instrumentation equipment and control valves
  • Explain various types of industrial processes and perform basic mathematical calculus computations
  • Analyze piping systems and pressure vessels for appropriate code requirements
  • Analyze piping systems for adequate support and metallurgical properties
  • Knowledge of analytical process variables
  • Operate and interpret data from online gas chromatographs and other process analyzers
  • Calculate variables in the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer process units
  • Knowledge of types of control variables, loop tuning, and control systems

Co-op Term 1 (Group B)

  • Knowledge of the operation of various distillation plant and refinery processes
  • Perform operation of distillation and refining systems via laboratory and simulations
  • Knowledge of environmental and pollution control strategies for air, water, and solid waste
  • Perform operation of catalytic cracking and other complex processes via simulation
  • Knowledge of chemical reactions in chemical production processes
  • Mass transfer and thermodynamics knowledge for typical industrial processes
  • Perform calculations involving distillation processes and variables
  • Apply principles of wastewater treatment to industrial processes
  • Comply with Responsible Care, ISO, and other environmental and safety protocols
  • Knowledge of shutdown planning and scheduling methodology
  • Application of advanced process control strategies
  • TSSA has approved 9 months practical steam time reduction toward 4th Class Operating Engineering

For co-op information, contact:
Co-op & Career Services
519-542-7751 x 3455