Power engineers are responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of boilers, turbines, and refrigeration and air conditioning in commercial or industrial buildings.
Your knowledge of math and physics will be paired with the mechanical and technical knowledge needed to begin a career as a 4th Level power engineer. You will learn how to troubleshoot issues and make repairs on a variety of equipment. Courses include Mathematics, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Plant Services, Prime Movers, Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Electricity, and Plant Safety.
Students enrolled in the 4th Class Power Engineering program will have access to a functioning power lab and a thermal generating plant simulator, both of which are provided on-site, offering you the opportunity to troubleshoot and resolve issues with the types of equipment that you’ll encounter when you start your career.
This full-time program is designed for students without any previous experience in the field. Students attend face-to-face classes to obtain their Holland College Power Engineer certificate and then must successfully pass the PEI Provincial Exam to become a licensed power engineer.
As you acquire more qualifying experience and training, you will be able to upgrade your classification through the provincial certification process.