Power Engineering Techniques - 3rd Class - 348

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Advance your 4th Class Power Engineering certification to a 3rd Class level and open doors to more employment prospects and advancements.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), providing an opportunity for reduced operator time towards certification.
  • There is a high demand for operating engineers of all levels. 3rd Class Power Engineers may decide to pursue higher certification, up to and including, 1st Class.
  • Students gain the academic and practical experiences necessary to succeed as a 3rd Class Power Engineer, along with real-life experiences shared by certified Operating Engineers.
  • Highly experienced instructors share their soft skills with you, such as integrity, initiative, engagement and work ethic.
  • Partnering with industry to ensure you are future ready.

What you'll learn

  • Experience the rewarding challenges of operating and maintaining diverse equipment related to steam generation utilizing first class equipment and facilities.
  • Explore the use of steam and hot water boilers, air compressors, refrigeration, air conditioning, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Understand the use of prime movers, turbines, and co-generation processes.
  • Prepare for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority 3rd Class Power Operating Engineering examinations.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 11 months)

This program has a one month work placement.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

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Fall 2020 program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered this fall.




Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$753.47 $698.20 $562.71
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,424.37 $1,424.37 $949.58
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,177.84 $2,122.57 $1,512.29
Total 1st Year Fees $5,812.70

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$8,376.00 $8,432.00 $7,995.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,826.00 $8,807.00 $8,370.00
Total 1st Year Fees $26,003.00

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Additional Information


  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Senior Mathematics is recommended
  • Successful completion of a 4th Class Power (Operating) Engineering 4A Exam

  • Successful completion of a 4th Class Power (Operating) Engineering 4B Exam is required prior to placement of experiential learning  

  • Other equivalent post-secondary programs, experience and or qualifications may be considered by Mohawk College

Options are available for mature applicants.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Training in a variety of practical settings including welding, instrumentation, millwright, internal combustion engines, steamfitting, steam lab and simulator on ammonia and power plants.
  • Field trips of various facilities to reinforce the academic and practical experiences at the college.
  • Acquire industry skills in an unpaid Placement 

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Field Placement

Students participate in an unpaid field placement. Contact the ross.farrant [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Program Coordinator) for additional information.



Where you can go next:

Your future career options:

  • Power (Operating) Engineer

Where you could work includes:

  • Power Generation
  • Oil Refineries
  • Steel Industry
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Food Processing
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Hospitals
  • Schools and Office Buildings
  • Heating / Refrigeration Building Maintenance
  • Mining

Opportunities for grads:

  • Institute of Power Engineers
  • Inspection Certifications
  • Refrigeration Certifications Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Work Experience

  • Students of the Power Engineering Techniques – 3rd Class program will be accredited with qualifying steam time, at the discretion of a qualified Power Engineer: the professor will provide an explanation at the start of the program
  • Students must be prepared to travel

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

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Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
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Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
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Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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Canadian Domestic Students

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