Power Engineering Techniques - 482

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Experience the rewarding challenges of operating and maintaining of facility equipment related to steam and power generation.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • This program is accredited Power (Operating) Engineer by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), providing an opportunity for reduced operator time towards certification.
  • Gain the academic and practical experiences necessary to succeed as a Power Engineer, from real-life experiences taught by certified Operating Engineers.
  • There is a high demand for operating engineers at all levels and 4th Class Power Engineers may decide to pursue higher certification, up to and including, 1st Class.

What you'll learn

  • 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. 
  • Importance of electrotechnology, instrumentation, combustion and the environmental impacts in a steam plant.

  • Prepare for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority 4th Class Power Operating Engineering exams, both 4A and 4B.

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

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,379.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,792.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,510.94

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Additional Information

Admission

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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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills 

  • Hands-on engagement in our labs including electrical, combustion, piping, welding, millwright and computer simulators for ammonia and power plant operations.

  • Off-site tours of various facilities to reinforce the academic and practical experiences at the College.

  • Operation of on-site Steam Lab with actual operating equipment.

  • Acquire industry skills in an unpaid Field Placement.
     

Field Placement 

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

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • 4th Class Power (Operating Engineer)

Where you could work includes: 

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

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 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.

Additional Information

  • 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.

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Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

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Domestic Canadian Students
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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
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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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Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

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