British Columbia Institute of Technology

Power Engineering (General Program)

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Energy
Field of Study:Engineering, Other
Description:Power engineers operate, maintain and manage industrial power and process plants. These plants are associated with various industries such as pulp and paper, chemical manufacturing, food processing, electrical generation, petroleum refining, institutional mechanical systems and others. Provincial Regulations require that plant personnel be certified prior to assuming positions of responsibility in the operation of fired pressure equipment.

Certificates range from the entry level of Fourth Class to the highest level of First Class. The larger the plant, the higher the level of certificate required to operate and manage the facility. This program provides sound practical and technical knowledge and skills to persons desiring to enter the power engineering field. After completing this program, graduates are prepared to write the BC Safety Authority examinations for an Interprovincial Fourth Class Power Engineer's Certificate of Competency.
URL:Power Engineering (General Program) at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:38 Week(s)
Careers:Industrial EngineersDraftspersons

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Applicants should have a good command of oral and written English; sufficient physical strength and stamina to meet the demands of the work; good hearing, good eyesight, normal colour vision, manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination. In addition, applicants should have good theoretical and practical mathematical skills and mechanical aptitude. Previous power plant experience and related training are assets. Potential students with medical or physical difficulties should contact the Disabilities Resource Centre to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the institute's rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 29, 2020