What you'll learn

PWER 151 4th Class Science

This course covers the required sciences for the 4th class power engineering program. Topics include applied mathematics, elementary mechanics and dynamics, and elementary thermodynamics.

PWER 154 Electricity, Instrumentation and Computers

This course provides a basic understanding of electricity, instrumentation, and computers. Topics include electricity, controls, instrumentation, computers, and heating boiler and heating system controls.

PWER 157 Welding and Metallurgy

This is a 30-hour beginners’ welding course that covers oxyacetylene and arc welding and associated safety during their use. Both theory and practical are covered.

PWER 158 Plant Training

This course has two purposes. First, it allows the student to learn how a power plant operates through a learning assignment while “job shadowing” the power engineer in several types of plants such as power, heating, and refrigeration. Second, it gives employers an opportunity to meet the students. Many employees are program graduates. There will also be field trips to power plant equipment vendors.

PWER 159 Workshop

This is a lab course where the student performs lab and power plant maintenance exercises that covers the theory in PWER 154, 160, 161, and 162.

PWER 160 High Pressure Boilers and Auxiliaries

This course covers larger industrial type boilers and the associated equipment required for their operation. Topics covered include materials and welding, piping, high-pressure boiler design, high-pressure boiler parts, high-pressure boilerfittings, boiler operation, feed water treatment, prime movers, pumps, compressors, and lubrication.

PWER 161 Heating Boiler and Systems, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning

This course is a continuation of PWER 160, High Pressure Boilers and Auxiliaries. It covers the equipment found in commercial, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, hot oil, sawmills, and pulp-mill-type plants.

PWER 162 Safety and Environment

This course covers safety and environmental issues pertaining to industrial, commercial,heating, and refrigeration plants. Topics include boiler safety codes, WHMIS, general safety, fire protection, and environmental issues.

PWER 163 Sketching Fundamentals

This course covers the basic drafting fundamentals required for power engineering. Topics include basic mechanical drawing, geometric constructions, and basic orthographic projection. For more information on the topics listed above, please contact the School of Trades at 250-561-5804 or 1-866-370-2111

Power Engineering
4th Class

  • Credential: Certificate
  • Type: Full-time
  • Length: 40 Weeks
  • Campus: Prince George, Quesnel
  • Fees: $6,120
These fees are an estimate.