• Overview - 2019/2020

    The curriculum for this program is aligned with the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committed (SOPECC) syllabus and has been approved by the certifying body for power engineers in Ontario, the Technical Safety and Standards Authority (TSSA). Graduates will be well-positioned to write the Class 4 TSSA exams.

    It provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the work of Power Engineers at the 4th class level, offering both theory and practical learning opportunities. Students will be exposed to a variety of power generating equipment in use in both private and public sector settings. Lab work will be undertaken at the Power Plant at Western University with the remainder of the program delivered at the St. Thomas campus. The Plan Global Learning System is used. This is the first of four levels of training leading to Class 1 Power Engineering Certification.

    Program coordinator:

    Bob Campbell, B.E.S., B.Ed, OCT
    Phone: 519-633-2030 x234

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  • Courses

    Power Engineering Techniques - 4th Class-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MECH-1106Applied Science 12.5
    This course cover the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of mathematics, elementary mechanics, elementary dynamics, elementary thermodynamics, and basic mechanical drawings.
    SFTY-1055Plant Safety & Administration4
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of Power plant safety, fire prevention and control, environment, as well as codes legislation. Chapters 22 to 39
    WELD-1057Material & Welding4
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of engineering materials, welding methods and inspections, welding terms, forge and fusion welding process. Chapters 46 - 48
    ELNC-3039Electricity & Controls5.5
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of basic electrical theory and equipment, basic instrumentation systems and control, basic computer application and auxiliary building systems. Chapters 78 to 89
    MECH-1108High Pressure Boilers2.5
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of sootblowers, continuous and intermittent blowdown, boiler preparation and routine and emergency boiler operations. Chapters 62 to 65
    MTNC-3006Types of Plants1.5
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of power house maintenance, boiler maintenance, boiler cleaning, hot oil systems and steam related industry processes. Chapters 137 to 144

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MECH-3037Lubrication, Pumps & Compressors4
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of lubrication theory, internal combustion engines (gas and diesel), gas turbines and steam turbines, steam engines as well as types of plants and plant maintenance. Chapters 68 to 77
    MECH-3042Prime Movers & Engines4
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of heating systems and boilers, heating ventilation and heating controls.Chapters 90 to 103
    MECH-3043Boiler Operations5.5
    This course covers material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subjects consist of boilers, boiler controls, feedwater, pneumatic/electronic controls, sanitary drainage and lighting systems. Chapters 104 to 112
    REFR-3002Refrigeration & A/C4
    This course covers the material required to challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) exams at the 4th Class Power Engineering Level. The subject consists of refrigeration and associated equipment and principles. Chapters 113 to 124

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
    Program Code: PEQ1S
    Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
     
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030

    Program Description

    The curriculum for this program is aligned with the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committed (SOPECC) syllabus and has been approved by the certifying body for Power Engineers in Ontario, the Technical Safety and Standards Authority (TSSA).  Graduates will be well positioned to write the Class 4 TSSA exams.

    It provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the work of Power Engineers at the 4th class level, offering both theory and practical learning opportunities.  Students will be exposed to a variety of power generating equipment in use in both private and public sector settings.  Lab work will be undertaken at the Power Plant at Western University with the remainder of the program delivered at the St. Thomas campus.  The Plan Global Learning system is used.  This is the first of four levels of training leading to Class 1 Power Engineering Certification. 

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways
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