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Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver this program as listed under "locations" to the right of your screen or in the "+ more details" menu on mobile. Delivery format may change for January 2021 and onwards.

Overview - 2021/2022

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.

 

 

Admission Requirements - 2021/2022

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

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

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-2021/2022

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

Level 2
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

Level 3
Take the following Mandatory Course:
FLDP-5021Steam Time Placement12.8
Level 3 consists of a 480 work placement. The College will make best efforts to place students who have successfully completed Levels 1 and 2 of the program. Level 3 complies with the steam time requirements of the Technical Safety Standards Authority (TSSA) for certification as a Class 4 Power Engineer.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 13 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

More Information - 2021/2022

A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
Program Code: PEQ2S
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/Elgin Regional campus.  The PAN 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

Program Details

More details

2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2020 September
Blended Delivery - St Thomas
Waitlisted
2021 September
St. Thomas
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2020 September
Blended Delivery - St Thomas
Open
2021 September
St. Thomas
Open
Program Code
PEQ2S
Academic School

Program Coordinator:

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

Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Duration
45 weeks

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