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.
This program will help prepare you to challenge the TSSA 4th, 3rd, and 2nd Class Operating Engineer exams. It will also prepare you for operational, maintenance, supervisory and management roles in industrial settings. You'll gain knowledge and skills of plant operation and maintenance, at the 4th Class level in first year, the 3rd Class level in second year, and the 2nd Class level in your final year. Practical knowledge will be performed in our newly renovated million dollar power plant lab.
At the forefront of offering preparation towards Certification for 2nd Class Operating Engineers under T.S.S.A. (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) and SOPEEC (Standardized Interprovincial certification). The Operating Engineer certification is recognized across Canada.
rogram is accredited by TSSA for reduced practical time for 4th, 3rd, and 2nd Class certification. This is only 1 of 3 colleges in Canada to be accredited for 2nd Class certification.
St. Clair College will find eligible students their 4th Class & 3rd 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 for 3 months, and 3rd Class placement runs during semester 5 for 1 month (May-August). Complete information regarding work placement is available from the Program Coordinator.
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 who have met the placement criteria.
Excellent job opportunities as 4th, 3rd, & 2nd 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, food processing plants, refrigeration plants, schools, hospitals, commercial buildings, ice rinks and municipal water and waste water treatment plants. Entry level positions include 4th & 3rd class Power (operating) Engineering technologists, “Operator-In-Training” for water or wastewater treatment plants and possibility to advance to 2nd Class Power (Operating) Engineer certification within a short time period.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR TUITION!
KIT FEES ARE INCLUDED in your tuition costs and cover certified safety boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, and gloves. Please do not purchase these items on your own.
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.
Plant Communication and Maintenance
Industrial Legislation & Safety
Introduction to Boilers
Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Environmental Pollution Control
Materials and Welding
Introduction to Electrical Controls and Instrumentation
Applied Mechanics - 4th Class
Industrial Environmental Awareness
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 and Metallurgy
Industrial Legislation, Combustion and Plant Auxillary Systems
Steam Generators and Auxiliaries
Water and Wastewater Treatment and Plant Maintenance
Industrial Refrigeration & Air Comp
Steam & Gas Turbines Including Cogeneration
Power Engineering Practical III
3rd Class Workplacement
Semester 7 & 8 (12 week semester)
2nd Class Mechanics
Industrial Administration and Code Calculations
2nd Class Thermodynamics
Metalurgy and Material Testing
Semester 9 & 10 (12 week semester)
2nd Class Steam Generators and Auxiliaries
2nd Class Water Treatment
Power Engineering Practical 4A
2nd Class Heat Engines and Prime Movers
Mechanical Drawing, Lubrication and Piping
Power Engineering Practical 4B
Semester 11 & 12 (12 week semester)
Plant Systems, Combustion and Environmental Protection