Power Engineering Techniques - 482

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

Program Highlights

  • Accredited 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 firetube boilers, air compressors, refrigeration chillers, chemical feed pumps and various auxiliary equipment.
  • Understand the use of prime movers, turbines, and co-generation processes.
  • Understand the 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 11 months)

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Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

Options are available for mature applicants.


Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $864.60 $758.46
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,218.64 $2,112.50
Total 1st Year Fees $4,331.14

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


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,355.00 $8,355.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,805.00 $8,730.00
Total 1st Year Fees $17,535.00

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Course Overview & Descriptions

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*Field placement runs between April to August

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.
  • Field trips 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.

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

Field Placement 

  • Field placement opportunities are not guaranteed as they are solely dependent upon employer engagement.
  • They may be paid, or unpaid, as per employer policies and Mohawk will provide support and assistance in securing placements for all enrolled students.
  • Field placement runs between April to August
  • Contact the lindsey.jakuszyk [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Field%20Placement%20Inquiry%20-%20Power%20Engineering%20Techniques) (Field Placement Specialist) for additional information.
  • Successful completion of a 4th Class Power (Operating) Engineer 4A or 4B exam may be required by some employers prior to students being allowed to start the program’s field placement.

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.

Career Opportunities

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)

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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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