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Power Engineering Technician Certificate

Post-Secondary Education - Trades & Technology

Sask Polytech Certificate

Does a career in operating and maintaining the energy components of mines, manufacturing and processing plants, apartments, hospitals, schools and other large buildings appeal to you?  The Power Engineering Technician Certificate Program can set you on the path to a career in this field.

This program provides practical training in boiler operations, maintenance techniques and tool usage. You will study Fourth Class interprovincial standardized material as preparation to challenge the interprovincial Fourth Class examinations. You will also acquire boiler firing time in a power lab and participate in industry work experience.

There are employment opportunities in power plants, refineries, hospitals, pulp and paper mills, breweries, mines, gas processing plants, heavy oil upgraders, fertilizer or chemical plants and more.

The Power Engineering Technician Certificate Program is approximately 36 weeks long.

The following courses are offered:

ENGP 103 - Legislation and Codes

You will review the various provincial, Canadian and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) legislation and codes related to the construction and operation of boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration plants.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 15.0

ENGP 180 - Power Lab 1

You will learn the major components of a steam plant and participate in the start-up of the equipment which is similar to that used in industry. You will also perform water testing and chemical treatment.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0  Equivalent Course(s): PROP 182

ENGP 181 - Plant Maintenance 1

You will learn about and practice the various types of maintenance required to keep plant equipment functioning in a safe workplace.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0

ENGP 186 - Pumps, Compressors, and Lubrication

You will receive an introduction to the characteristics and operation of pumps and compressors. Your studies will include a focus on lubrication, its properties, methods of application and importance to efficient equipment operation.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

MATH 299 - Intermediate Algebra and Basic Trigonometry

You will review the fundamentals of algebra and trigonometry. The course content includes algebraic operations on equations, problem solving, quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, areas, volumes and basic trigonometry.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): MAT 120, MAT 122, MATH 182, TSYH 120

SFTY 172 - Safety

You will receive general safety information related to power engineering. You will study the basic principles dealing with personal safety equipment, fire safety and WHMIS. You will learn about environmental pollutants and their methods of control. An overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods legislation will be discussed. Communication as it pertains to health and safety will be studied. A review of some of the occupational health hazards in industry and methods of prevention of incidents will be undertaken.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0

STEA 184 - Steam Generation 1

You will receive an introduction to boiler terminology, design, operation and government regulations and codes pertaining to boilers.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0

TCOM 102 - Communication in Technology

Your studies will focus on the basic skills required of the technologist in the workplace. You will examine the communication process and interpersonal and workplace communication techniques. The course content includes technical writing and job search skills.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Equivalent Course(s): COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 102CE, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180

THER 182 - Thermodynamics 1

You will receive an introduction to the field of thermodynamics. You will learn the quantities, units and principles involved in elementary thermodynamics.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): PHYS 224

WTER 182 - Water Treatment 1

The course will introduce you to some of the basic methods utilized in power plants to prepare and maintain the water used in steam generation.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

ELEC 188 - Basic Electricity 1

You will be introduced to the basics of DC and AC circuits and machines. You will use electrical metering devices, perform electrical calculations and describe the operation of transformers and electrical distribution systems.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Corequisites(s):  Equivalent Course(s): ELEC 288, PHYS 224

ENGP 183 - Prime Movers

Your studies will focus on the basics of steam and gas turbine construction and operation, internal combustion engines and steam engines used in industry.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

ENGP 187 - Power Lab 2

You will practice your knowledge and skills to manipulate steam production for the purpose of operating turbines, heat exchangers, pumps and auxiliary fuel systems in a functioning high pressure steam lab.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0  Prerequisites(s): ENGP 180

ENGP 188 - Plant Maintenance 2

You will practice your plant maintenance skills by performing tasks such as shaft alignment and boiler cleaning, maintenance and repair as well as studying the construction of piping systems.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0  Prerequisites(s): ENGP 181

INST 182 - Instrumentation

You will be introduced to the operation and application of control loops, control signals, actuators and control valves. You will study programmable logic control and the operation of boiler controls.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Corequisites(s): ELEC 188

PROP 141 - Process Simulations 1

You will be introduced to the operation of computer controlled systems used to operate plant equipment. You will have the opportunity to run a heat exchanger using simulation.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 15.0

PROP 198 - Plant and Process Operations

You will learn about industrial processes used to manufacture a variety of products. You will study the equipment used in these industrial processes.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

RFRG 183 - Air Conditioning

You will receive the information needed to operate and maintain a building's air conditioning system.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): AIR 288

RFRG 195 - Refrigeration Systems

You will be introduced to the principles of refrigeration used in power plants including operation and maintenance procedures.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Prerequisites(s): THER 182

WORK 185 - Work Experience 1

You will have an opportunity to observe and participate in the operation of a boiler in the workplace. You will study the impact of shift work on personal health and wellness. You will learn how to effectively manage the negative effects commonly associated with rotating shift work. This experience will help you relate theory you learned to an operational plant. It will also help you develop contacts for possible future employment.

Credit Units: 0

Course Hours: 60.0

Prerequisite(s): SEM 101, SFTY 172

ENGP 179 - Applied Mechanics 1

You will receive an introduction to the field of mechanics. You will learn the quantities, units and principles involved in statics and dynamics.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

ENGP 178 - Heating Systems

You will be introduced to heating boiler terminology, design, operation and government regulations. You will learn about various heating systems and the importance of building ventilation. You will also study auxiliary building systems.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0

Prerequisites:

Grade 12 with FDN MATH 30 or PRE CALC 30*, with a minimum overall average of 65% & English Language Requirement.  Chemistry and Physics (not an entrance requirement) would be extremely helpful to your success in the program and may be required by some employers as a condition of employment.

Total: $ 0.00

*Apply before December 31, 2017 and we'll waive the $45 application fee!

**Apply before May 15, 2018 and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Tuition & Fees - $5,698  (estimate based on 2017 tuition & fees and is subject to change without notice)

Books & Materials - $1,108  (estimate based on 2017 books & materials and is subject to change without notice)

Program Details

Location:HUMBOLDT
Start Date:September 01, 2017
Dates & Times:

Starts September 2017

Status: IN PROGRESS

For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623