Power Engineering Techniques - 482

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Take power from our hands-on program introducing systems and techniques involved in the power generation industry.

Program Highlights

  • Experience the rewarding challenges of operating and maintaining diverse equipment related to steam generation
  • 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 4th Class Operating Engineering and Oil Burner Technician III examination
  • Some training will be conducted off campus at another location

The Power Engineering Techniques program has been designed to train participants for certification that has been accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).

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

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Tuition and Fees

2017 - 2018 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Tuition Fees $1,460.67 $1,460.67
Mandatory Ancillary Fees $686.50 $629.35
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Total 1st Year Fees $4,237.19

Full Cost Breakdown

2017 - 2018 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Tuition Fees $7,130.43 $7,130.43
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Total 1st Year Fees $15,085.86

Full Cost Breakdown

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Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

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Work Experience

  • Students of the Power Engineering 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
  • For additional information visit the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) (opens new window) website.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment

  • Power Generation
  • Oil Refineries
  • Steel Industry
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Mining
  • Food Processing
  • Hospitals
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Facilities Environmental Management and Control

Occupational Categories

  • 4th Class Power (Operating Engineer)

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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.