Start Date: September
Location: Marine Training Centre
Length: 1 Year
Credential: Certificate, 4th Class Power Engineer
Program Availability: Fall 2023 Term
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.
As you acquire more qualifying experience and training, you will be able to upgrade your classification through the provincial certification process.
Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International student fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition & Fees||$ 14,238||$ 20,501|
|Total||$ 14,238||$ 20,501|
|Tuition & Fees||1 Year|
|Student Union||$ 172|
|Graduation Fee||$ 100|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 445|
|1st installment due September 5||$ 9,380|
|2nd installment due January 8||$ 5,695|
|Tuition & Fees||1 Year|
|Student Union||$ 172|
|Graduation Fee||$ 100|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 1,170|
|1st installment due September 6||$ 14,917|
|2nd installment due January 9||$ 5,583|
Course Name & Description
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
This course focuses on the fundamental principles of mechanics and thermodynamics, and their application to solve real-world problems faced by power engineers. Topics include, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, as well as the laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer mechanisms.
This course provides an introduction to boilers and boiler systems, covering the basic principles of design, operation, common types of boilers, and their applications. Topics include the functions of key components such as burners, feedwater systems, and safety devices, as well as the importance of proper maintenance. Students gain an understanding of the different types of fuels used in boilers, and their impact on efficiency and emissions.
Students learn the fundamentals of electricity as well as the design and operation of electrical equipment used in its production and distribution. Emphasis is placed on the instrumentation and control devices and systems commonly encountered in plant operations.
Students learn the environmental considerations relating to the operation of a plant, as well as measures that are taken to reduce pollution and the impact on your surroundings. Materials used in engineering, and the welding processes and testing methods relevant to plant and Power Engineering are also explored.
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Students are introduced to general plant safety, safety programs, and personal protective equipment. Students gain practical experience using tools and equipment commonly found in industry.
Students learn the principles of lubrication, bearing care and maintenance, and the fundamentals of pumps and compressors as they pertain to plant operations. In addition, the construction, operation, maintenance of steam turbines, cooling towers, condensers, gas turbines, and internal combustion engines are also covered.
Students learn about the design, operation, and code requirements for pressure relief valves, combustion safety controls, and boiler fittings, as well as procedures for boiler/plant startup, shutdown, monitoring, reporting, and cleaning. In addition, water treatment methods, tests, and equipment for various applications are also explored.
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of refrigeration and refrigerant handling, as well as the purpose and operating principles of compression and absorption refrigeration systems with an emphasis on operational and safety controls.
Students learn the methods and techniques for heating, venitlation, and air conidtioning (HVAC) for human health and comfort, as well as the equipment and systems commonly encountered by Power Engineers. Operating principles and maintenace procedures for steam, hot water and infrared systems, and combined types of HVAC systems are also explored with attention given to heat gain and loss, heat recovery methods, and HVAC control strategies.
This course explores the processes and procedures used to service and maintain boiler systems in a safe and effective manner. Plant auxiliary systems, including lighting systems, water systems, and buiding lighting system design, water supply sytems, and drainage systems are also covered.
In Power Engineering Lab B, students continue to apply general plant safety practices and techniques that were introduced in Lab A as well as safe handling and storage of dangerous materials found in the workplace.
A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.
Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.
This refresher course provides a review of the fundamental math skills that are required of students in the Power Engineering program.
On-the-job training provides students with an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired in the Power Engineering, 4th Class program to a relevant work environment. OJT participants are expected to assume, with appropriate supervision, the duties and responsibilities normally expected of an entry-level employee in a similar position. Using their own observations and initiative, students are expected to acquire and apply new skills as may be expected of a new employee in their respective workplace setting.
In this second On-the-job training experiece, students further apply their skills and knowledge to a relevant work environment. OJT participants are expected to assume, with appropriate supervision, the duties and responsibilities normally expected of an entry-level employee in a similar position. Using their own observations and initiative, students are expected to acquire and apply new skills as may be expected of a new employee in their respective workplace setting.
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