Power Engineering Technology - Mechanical - Fast Track
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma (delivered in less than 2 years)
  • 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 Math (C) or (U)
  • Senior level Physics (C) or (U)
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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
  • Certified Engineering Technologist designation agreement with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and Technicians) is possible.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T941

YOUR INVESTMENT
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.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
PSE107
4
Facilities Maintenance I
MTH128
5
Technical Math
PSE108
3
Industrial Legislation & Safety
PSE109
3
High Pressure Boilers
PSE112
4

Feed Water Chemistry & Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control
PSE114
2
Mechanical Drawing & Administration
PSE118
3
Applied Mechanics - 4th Class
PSE117
2
Materials and Welding



Semester 2
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
PSE211
3
Boiler Simulator
PSE217
3
Introduction to Gas & Steam Turbines
PSE213
5

Vapour Compression Systems & Air Conditioning Systems
PSE214
3
Electrical, Controls & Instrumentation
PSE215
4

Heating Boilers Operation & Auxiliary Building Systems
PSE225
3
Power Engineering Practical I
PSE216
3
Introduction to Thermodynamics


Semester 3
PSE315
32
Work placement 4th Class

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
PSE445
4
Power Engineering Practical II
PSE404
3

Applied Mathematics/Mechanics - 3rd Class
PSE411
3
Thermodynamics-3rd Class
PSE413
3

Applied Science - Chemistry, Metallurgy & Industrial Drawings
PSE416
4
Electrotechnology
PSE417
3

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

Semester 5
PSE503
4
Applied Fluid Mechanics and Pumps
PSE501
3
Steam Generators and Controls
PSE504
3
Feedwater Treatment II
PSE506
2
Welding & Pressure Vessels
PSE508
3
Industrial Refrigeration & Air Comp
PSE509
3

Steam & Gas Turbines Including Cogeneration
PSE511
3
Simulator
PSE515
4
Power Engineering Practical III
PSE513
2

Wastewater Treatment and Plant Maintenance

Semester 6
PSE607
2
Applied Heat Transfer
PSE608
2
Applied Mechanics
PSE605
3
Capstone Project
PSE610
3
Thermodynamics