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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, that is based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, 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 31 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

ENGP 181 - Piping, Valves,Materials and Welding

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

Credit Units: 3     Course Hours: 45.0

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

SFTY 172 - Safety

You will study general safety information related to power engineering. You will study the basic principles dealing with personal protective equipment (PPE), fire safety and WHMIS. You will learn about environmental pollutants and transport of dangerous goods (TDG) legislation.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

ENGP 190 - Boiler and Boiler Systems

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

Credit Units: 3     Course Hours: 45.0

TCOM 105 - Communications for Technicians

You will learn and practice written, oral and interpersonal communication for the workplace. You will apply these skills as team members and in short presentations. You will also develop effective job search strategies.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

ENGP 191 - Boiler Safety Devices

You will study boiler and fittings code requirements as well as the design and operation of combustion, feedwater and safety controls.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

WTER 182 - Water Treatment 1

You will study 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 alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)circuits and machines. You will use electrical metering devices, perform electrical calculations and describe the operation of transformers and electrical distribution systems.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

ENGP 183 - Prime Movers

Your studies will focus on the basics of steam and gas turbine construction and operation. You will also study 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 Operation and Maintenance

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

Credit Units: 3     Course Hours: 45.0     Prerequisites(s): ENGP 181

INST 182 - Instrumentation

You will study plant instrumentation and control systems. You will be introduced to various measuring devices as well as transmitters, recorders, controllers and actuators. You will describe the operation and maintenance of programmable controls and control systems. Your studies will also include interpreting various industrial drawings.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0     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 be introduced to theory and equipment used in air conditioning systems. You will study humidification, ventilation, air filters as well as duct design and various types of air conditioning coils.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

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 185

THER 185 - Thermodynamics

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

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

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, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the importance of building ventilation. You will also study lighting, water supply and sanitary drainage systems.

Credit Units: 2     Course Hours: 30.0

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.

Application Fee:$ 45.00
Total: $ 45.00

Tuition & Fees:  $4,852  (2018 estimate and is subject to change without notice)

Books & Materials:  $1,108  (2018 estimate and is subject to change without notice)

Program Details

Location:HUMBOLDT
Start Date:September 04, 2018
Dates & Times:

Starts September 2018

Status: IN PROGRESS

For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623