- Program Length:
- Two Year – Ontario College Diploma
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College ( C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 11 or 12 Physics
- Grade 12 English (C or U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)
- Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C) or any Grade 12 University Mathematics, or equivalent
Recommended subjects include:
- Physics: Grade 12 College or University (SPH 4C, SPH 4U); OR
- Chemistry: Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University (SCH 4C, SCH 4U, SCH 3U).
Students must be 18 years of age to write TSSA 4th Class examinations. The first TSSA exam takes place between first and second semester.
This program has been developed for those seeking employment as a power engineering technician who operates and troubleshoots the energy components in industrial power plants (chemical, food, pulp and paper etc.), electrical power plants (coal, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, methane, cogeneration, flex fuel etc.), or commercial buildings. The work may involve system monitoring and work with boilers, turbines, and condensers in steam power plants as well as internal combustion engines. Subjects of instruction will follow the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) syllabus and prepare the students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) examinations for 4th and 3rd class certification after 2 years as an operator. This program features co-operative training and use of a state-of-the-art power systems control room simulator.
Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in power generation plants, hospitals, municipalities, schools, process refineries, steel mills, heating and cooling plants. Job titles include apprentice power dispatcher, auxiliary plant operator, building systems technician, control room operator – electrical power systems, distribution control operator – electrical power systems, electrical power systems operator, power dispatcher – generating station, power engineer, power plant operator power plant stationary engineer, stationary engineer and system controller – electrical power systems.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2019-2020 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
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 -
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