The goal of this program is to develop greater expertise by building on your knowledge gained in the Power Engineering, Fourth Class certificate. This program provides practical and technical training for a career in power plant operation and maintenance. After successfully completing the program, students will be granted a qualifying time credit toward the firing time required to write Technical Safety BC’s third class power engineer’s exams.

As a third-class power engineer you could operate and maintain power (steam) plants in a host of settings from sawmills and pulp mills to hospitals and recreation centres.

You’ ll cover nine topics in this 25-week third class program: Applied mechanics; thermodynamics; chemistry; boiler codes; electrical and instrumentation theory; pumps; boilers; prime movers; and refrigeration.

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Power Engineering
3rd Class

  • Credential: Certificate
  • Type: Full-time
  • Length: 25 weeks
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $3,740
These fees are an estimate and do not include books.