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When I started off I knew nothing about any technology but the program taught me how to use different tools and go about different things. Now I ca [...]

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The reputation of a excellent program, instructor interaction and one-on-one effort made me realize that I had made a excellent choice.

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Power Engineering Technician

Power Engineering Technician

Power Engineering Technician

Power Engineering Technician

Power Engineering Technician

Whether the job is as small as opening a steam trap bypass valve or helping operate an entire power generation station, power-engineering technicians have the tools needed to operate industrial power generating equipment used in the conversion of energy. With experience in power plant mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems, you will gain the skills needed to prepare for a successful career in the power engineering field.

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Program Description

Upon graduation you will be knowledgeable in energy conversion and have access to worldwide power engineering opportunities including overseeing and operating equipment involved in the process of heat generation and utilization.

You will be introduced to all aspects of power plant operation with an emphasis on personal and workplace safety. You will study:

  • Power boiler systems and operations
  • Instrumentation and controls necessary to keep plant equipment operational
  • Operation of electrical equipment

Hands-on practical classes and labs will reinforce your understanding of theoretical, classroom-based learning. Successful completion of this program will give you the theory necessary to challenge the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Operating Engineer examination. Please note: it is your responsibility to obtain the qualifying steam time in a registered facility that is required by TSSA prior to the granting of certifications.

Please contact recruitment@durhamcollege.ca for details.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C, M or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 chemistry and physics
  • Technical Mathematics (recommended)
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Fourth class stationary engineer
  • Assistant operation officer
  • Chemical operator
  • Control room operator
  • Electrical apprentice
  • Nuclear operator

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Electrical companies/contractors
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Power generating companies
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Program Costs

Currently under review.

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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