Power Engineering Technology - Accelerated

Program Code: PETX (International) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma Starts: Jan (Suspended)
Term 1 (January - April) OES-3113 Refrigeration Theory and Systems 1 ELE-1065 Electric Circuits 1 OES-2115 Operating Engineering Studies - Boilers SUS-1003 Introduction to Sustainable Development OHS-2012 Health & Safety for Industrial Processes HIN-3303 Human Interaction JSS-1001 Job Search & Success Term 2 (September - December) OES-1013 Operating Engineering Studies I OES-3124 Operating Engineering Studies - Equipment ICS-3414 Instrumentation for Plant Operations I OES-4304 Mechanical Practices for Operating Engineers OES-3033 Operating Engineering Studies - HVAC OES-2123 Operating Engineering Calculations Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 (January - April) CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term Term 4 (May - August) CHM-2822 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Processes OES-4124 Operating Engineering Studies - Advanced Equipment ICS-4414 Instrumentation for Plant Operations II OES-4015 Operating Engineering Studies - Electrical Term 5 (September - December) OES-5123 Operating Engineering Calculations II OES-5117 High Pressure Boilers and Auxiliaries OES-4114 Piping and Mechanical Systems OES-5214 Refrigeration Theory and Systems II ICS-5315 Process Control Systems Term 6 (January - April) OES-6124 Advanced Power Plant Simulator ENV-6114 Environmental Management OES-5033 Alternative Power Processes OES-6052 Plant Administration, Safety and Fire Protection ICS-6505 Process Stream Analysis CAP-6004 Capstone Project

This accelerated program provides a fast-track training opportunity for students having the proper admission requirements. The program introduces the theory, knowledge and practical skills required to operate, maintain and manage steam and power equipment in industrial facilities. Throughout Canada, only certified Power (Operating) Engineers are permitted to operate, maintain and manage equipment such as boilers and refrigeration units.

Students enrolled in this program will train in Lambton College’s newly renovated Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. The Centre offers state-of-practice technology laboratories and infrastructure to support learning and research in next-generation technologies in collaboration with industry.

The first two terms provides the academic curriculum needed to prepare for the TSSA 4th Class Operating Engineers 4A and 4B Certification exams. Students also receive nine months of steam time reduction towards the same certificate. Those who complete the third term in an approved co-op position will be credited with the final three months of practical steam time required for the 4th Class Certification.

With 4th Class certification received, students can begin obtaining the 11 months of 3rd Class steam time reduction offered in terms 4-6.

Students have the option to exit the program after Term 2 or after the co-op term. With a co-op and successful completion of the TSSA 4A and 4B exams these students will be 4th Class power engineers and will be awarded a Power Engineering Technician diploma. Students who leave after Term 2 without a co-op will have a Power Engineering Technician diploma, but will not have completed the requirements to be a 4th Class power engineer.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering or Technology

Completion of Math, Chemistry and Physics at post-secondary level (college or university)

Employment Opportunities

Credentials in power engineering are in high demand in many industries and types of businesses. Our graduates apply their skills to a wide variety of employment options in: power generation, chemical manufacturing, food processing, electrical generation, 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.

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