Program Overview

The Power Engineering Techniques - 4th Class program provides students with 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.

Program Details

Program Code
PEQ2S
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Duration Next
45 weeks
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2023 September
St. Thomas
Open
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2023 September
St. Thomas
Open

Your Learning Experience

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. The Plan Global Learning System is used.

 

This is the first of four levels of training leading to Class 1 Power Engineering Certification. In this program, lab work will be undertaken at the Power Plant at Western University, with the remainder of the program delivered at the St. Thomas campus. Learn more about the programs and services of Fanshawe’s campus in St. Thomas.

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Power Engineering Techniques – 4th Class program will have the skills to operate, maintain and manage machinery and equipment related to power, heat, refrigeration and other industrial industries.

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Power Engineering Techniques – 4th Class program:

Power Plant Coordinator
Responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of all building, infrastructure, sites and services on campus.

Operating Engineer/Refinery Operator
Responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the refinery processes and safe operating of boiler and ammonia systems.

Power Engineer
Start up and shut down power plan equipment, regulate water levels, perform routine equipment maintenance and operate automated or computerized control systems.

Academic School

Program Coordinator:

Bob Campbell, B.E.S., B.Ed, OCT

Program Pathways

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

Admission Requirements

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

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 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

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

Level 1
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
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Tuition Summary

St. Thomas

Canadian Costs
$3,492.93
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$15,528.76
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

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