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)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures
Power Engineering Technologists are highly trained and specialized people who operate and maintain the energy components of power plants, industries, commercial and large residential buildings, hospitals and schools. The technologist's work involves monitoring, adjusting, analyzing and solving problems with power boilers, 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 being available to respond to emergency situations. From an energy management perspective, Technologists investigate opportunities to save energy/fuel costs and the implementation of modern innovative technologies to achieve these savings in a safe and sustainable manner is vital.
- This program is a “fast track” program which means you will earn an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in 21 months.
- 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)
- The Power Engineering Technology - Mechanical 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 Coordinator.
- Certified Engineering Technologist designation agreement with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and Technicians) is possible
Excellent job opportunities as 4th class engineers, maintenance technicians 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) 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:
2016-2017 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.
Facilities Maintenance I
Industrial Legislation & Safety
High Pressure Boilers
Feed Water Chemistry & Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control
Mechanical Drawing & Administration
Applied Mechanics - 4th Class
Materials and Welding
General Education Elective
Introduction to Gas & Steam Turbines
Vapour Compression Systems & Air Conditioning Systems
Electrical, Controls & Instrumentation
Heating Boilers Operation & Auxiliary Building Systems
Power Engineering Practical I
Introduction to Thermodynamics
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