OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior level Physics (C) or (U)
Students must be 18 years of age to write TSSA 4th Class examinations. The first TSSA exam takes place between first and second semester.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.
Power Engineering Technologists operate and maintain the energy components of power plants in industrial, commercial and large residential buildings, hospitals and schools. Their work involves monitoring, adjusting, analyzing and solving problems with power boilers, turbines, compressors, refrigeration chillers, pumps and other related equipment. They may also assist Mechanical Engineers in the planning and design of power plant systems and operations. Day to day responsibilities can include conducting visual inspections and tests to ensure safety and optimum performance, ensuring that provincial and federal regulations are adhered to, and respond to emergency situations.
- At the forefront of offering preparation towards Certification for 3rd Class Operating Engineers under T.S.S.A. (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) and the SOPEEC (Standardized Interprovincial certification).
- This program is a “fast track” program which means you will earn an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in 21 months.
- Program is accredited by TSSA for reduced practical time for 4th and 3rd Class certification. St. Clair College will find students their 4th Class steam time. The student must be prepared to go anywhere in Ontario and assume that the work placement is unpaid. 4th Class placement runs during semester 3. Complete information regarding work placement is available from the Program Coordinator. St. Clair College has secured 100% work placements for all students who have met the placement criteria. 3rd Class work placement may also an option for students who meet the placement criteria.
- Certified Engineering Technologist designation agreement with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and Technicians) is possible.
- For the 4th year in a row, St. Clair College has secured 100% of work placements for 3rd and 4th Class students.
Excellent job opportunities as 4th & 3rd class Power Engineers, maintenance technicians, refrigeration operators and plant operators in a wide range of facilities including electrical power generation plants, light and heavy industry, refineries, schools, hospitals, commercial buildings and municipal water and waste water treatment plants. Entry level positions include 4th class Power (operating) Engineering technologists, “Operator-In-Training” for water or wastewater treatment plants and possibility to advance to 3rd class power (operating) engineer certification within a short time period.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: T941
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2017-2018 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Plant Communication and Maintenance
Industrial Legislation & Safety
High Pressure Boilers
Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Environmental Pollution Control
Materials and Welding
Introduction to Electrical Controls and Instrumentation
Applied Mechanics - 4th Class
General Education Elective
Boiler Simulator 4th Class
Introduction to Gas & Steam Turbines
Power Engineering Practical 1
Auxiliary Building & Heating/Cooling Systems
Introduction to Refrigeration and HVAC
Work placement 4th Class
Power Engineering Practical II
Applied Mathematics/Mechanics - 3rd Class
Applied Science - Chemistry, Metallurgy & Industrial Drawings
Industrial Legislation, Combustion and Plant Auxillary Systems
Applied Fluid Mechanics and Pumps
Steam Generators and Controls
Feedwater Treatment II
Welding & Pressure Vessels
Industrial Refrigeration & Air Comp
Steam & Gas Turbines Including Cogeneration
Power Engineering Practical III
Wastewater Treatment and Plant Maintenance
Applied Heat Transfer