Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology - Accelerated
Program Code: CPEX (International) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma (for graduates) Starts: Sep (Open)
Term 1 ICS-6505 Process Stream Analysis OES-1013 Operating Engineering Studies I OES-2123 Operating Engineering Calculations 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-4504 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 Term 3 Co-Op CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (May - August) Term 4 BIO-5713 Production of Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals OES-5814 Chemical Engineering Operations and Calculations I ICS-5315 Process Control Systems OES-4014 Operating Engineering Studies - Electrical OES-4114 Piping and Mechanical Systems OES-4414 Advanced Process Operations I Term 5 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 Term 6 Co-Op CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term (May - August) - OR -

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.

Admission Requirements

BSc, Chemistry
BSc or BESc, General or Ontario College Advanced Diploma with appropriate preparation in Math, Chemistry, Physics, English and General Education Electives

Students are required to complete a series of technical writing workshops in order to progress into the second semester of study.

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.

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