Power Engineering Technician
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year – Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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.

YOUR INVESTMENT
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.

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

Code
Credit
Course Name
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 and Metallurgy
PSE416
4
Electrotechnology
PSE419
2

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

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