Power Engineering Technology - Mechanical
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C Recommended)
  • 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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
  • Program is accredited by TSSA for reduced practical time for 4th, 3rd, and 2nd Class certification. This is only 1 of 2 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.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T941

YOUR INVESTMENT
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.

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.


DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
PSE119
4
Plant Communication and Maintenance
MTH128
5
Technical Math
PSE127
3
Industrial Legislation & Safety
PSE128
2
Introduction to Boilers
PSE124
2

Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Environmental Pollution Control
PSE117
2
Materials and Welding
PSE129
4

Introduction to Electrical Controls and Instrumentation
PSE118
3
Applied Mechanics - 4th Class

Semester 2
PSE445G
3
Industrial Environmental Awareness
PSE211
3
Boiler Simulator
PSE217
3
Introduction to Gas & Steam Turbines
PSE219
6
Power Engineering Practical 1
PSE203
2
Water Treatment
PSE222
2

Auxiliary Building & Heating/Cooling Systems
PSE224
3
Introduction to Refrigeration and HVAC

Semester 3
PSE315
32
Work placement 4th Class

Semester 4
PSE414
4
Power Engineering Practical II
PSE404
3

Applied Mathematics/Mechanics -
3rd Class
PSE411
3
Thermodynamics-3rd Class
PSE418
2

Applied Science - Chemistry, Metallurgy & Industrial Drawings
PSE416
4
Electrotechnology
PSE419
2

Industrial Legislation, Combustion and Plant Auxillary Systems
ELEC1030
3
General Education
ELEC1030
3
General Education

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 5
PSE516
5
Steam Generators and Auxiliaries
PSE517
3

Water and Wastewater Treatment and Plant Maintenance
PSE508
3
Industrial Refrigeration & Air Comp
PSE509
3

Steam & Gas Turbines Including Cogeneration
PSE511
3
Simulator
PSE518
4
Power Engineering Practical III

Semester 6
PSE611
11
3rd Class Workplacement

Semester 7 & 8 (12 week semester)
PSE715
4
2nd Class Mechanics
PSE717
3

Industrial Administration and Code Calculations
PSE800
4
2nd Class Thermodynamics
PSE803
3
Metalurgy and Material Testing

Semester 9 & 10 (12 week semester)
PSE901
4

2nd Class Steam Generators
and Auxiliaries
PSE903
4
2nd Class Water Treatment
PSE906
2
Power Engineering Practical 4A
PSE1000
4
2nd Class Heat Engines and Prime Movers
PSE1001
3

Mechanical Drawing, Lubrication
and Piping
PSE1002
2
Power Engineering Practical 4B

Semester 11 & 12 (12 week semester)
PSE1003
3
Industrial Controls
PSE1004
4

Plant Systems, Combustion and Environmental Protection
PSE1005
2
Power Engineering Practical 5
PSE1006
3

2nd Class Refrigeration and Compression Systems
PSE1007
4
2nd Class Electrical