Power Engineering Technology

Program Code: PETC (International) Length of Program: Three-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Term 1 JSS-1001 Job Search and Success OES-1013 Operating Engineering Studies I OES-2123 Operating Engineering Calculations MTH-1904 Mathematics for Technology I ICS-1203 Instrumentation for Power Engineers COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing CHM-1753 Chemistry for Power Engineers OHS-2012 Health and Safety for Industrial Processes Term 2 OES-2115 Operating Engineering Studies - Boilers OES-3033 Operating Engineering Studies - HVAC OES-3124 Operating Engineering Studies - Equipment OES-3113 Refrigeration Theory and Systems I MEC-2212 Power Plant Maintenance GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Co-op Term 1 1A (May - Aug) CPL-1049 Co-op Term 3 OES-3202 3rd Class Power Engineering A OES-3314 Electro-Technology for Power Engineers OES-4114 Piping and Mechanical Systems OES-5117 High Pressure Boilers and Auxilarie STA-4902 Statistics for Technology GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 OES-4124 Operating Engineering Studies - Advanced Equipment OES-5123 Operating Engineering Calculations II OES-5214 Refrigeration Theory and Systems II OES-6052 Plant Administration, Safety and Fire Protection COM-2043 Communications for Technology II GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Co-op Term 2 1B (May - Aug) CPL-1049 Co-Op Term 5 OES-5033 Alternative Power Processes OES-7014 Plant Administration and Applied Mechanics MTH-2904 Mathematics for Technology II OES-7024 Advanced Thermodynamics and Material Science OES-7034 Advanced Boiler Systems and Pumps Term 6 OES-6124 Advanced Power Plant Simulator ENV-6114 Environmental Management OES-7044 Heat Engine, Piping and Plant Documentation OES-7054 Power Plant Systems, Combustion, and Environment OES-7064 Electro-Technology, Compression, and Refrigeration

Throughout Canada only certified Power Engineers are permitted to operate, maintain and manage equipment such as boilers, compressors, turbines and refrigeration units. Lambton College's newly renovated closed loop 107 KW power generation plant operates exclusively as a training facility and is located in Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. This is the only training unit of its kind in Ontario and students work collaboratively to generate and operate the power plant. In addition, the Centre also offers many other state of practice laboratories including distillation pilot plants, water treatment facilities, computer simulators, electrical and control systems and much more.

You will gain knowledge and skills of plant operations and maintenance focusing on the 4th Class level in year one, the 3rd Class level in year two, and the 2nd Class level in the final year. 

There are 4 different levels of Operating Engineer status granted by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), each level involving more complex tasks which qualify individuals for higher level employment. Lambton College's Power Engineering Technology program follows the curriculum of the standardized Power Engineer's examination committee (SOPEEC) and prepares students to write the TSSA examinations for 4th, 3rd and 2nd class certification.  

2nd Class Power Engineering certification is the highest level of power engineering training within the Ontario College system ensuring that Lambton College's Power Engineering Technology program offers employers highly trained and skilled graduates. Importantly, successful completion of our unique curriculum will allow students to qualify for Qualifying Experience Time reduction.  

Qualifying Experience Time Reduction

Qualifying Experience Time reduction decreases the time required working in industry to qualify for their Power Engineering certification. Students who successfully pass their 1st and 2nd term courses qualify for a nine-month steam time reduction. Students who complete the 4th Class Power Engineering certification prior to the 3rd and 4th academic terms will qualify for 11 months of 3rd Class steam time reduction.

Students who are successful in completing and obtaining their 3rd Class certification by term 5 will qualify for five months of Qualifying Experience Time reduction towards their 2nd Class certification after graduation.  Successful completion of the PETC program along with the previously mentioned CO-OP will result in a reduction of 25 months of steam time towards 2nd Class certification.

Admission Requirements

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

Please 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.

Employment Opportunities

With fewer graduates than job vacancies in the industry there are positions available at every class level across Canada and the demand is only expected to increase.  

Our graduates apply their skills to a wide variety of employment options in: electric power generation, chemical manufacturing, food processing, breweries, petroleum refining, pulp and paper, recreational facilities and institutions such as schools and hospitals. Power Engineers have the opportunity to increase their credentials throughout their career, progressing all the way to 1st Class Power Engineers.

Tuition Fees

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

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia Campus
905-890-7833 x 222