Power Engineering 3rd Class

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 30 weeks
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated fee $5,535
START DATE: Fall 2022
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
Application Status
Applications still open.
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Earn a fulfilling career as a power engineer with this 3rd class Certificate! As a third-class power engineer, you could operate and maintain power plants in a host of settings from sawmills and pulp mills to hospitals and recreation centres.

Careers

As a power engineer, you will have employment opportunities in a number of work environments:

  • Power generation plants
  • Electrical power utilities
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Government
  • Commercial businesses

What you will learn

In this program, you will develop greater expertise, building on knowledge gained in the Power Engineering, Fourth Class certificate program.

This program provides practical and technical training for a career in power (steam) plant operation and maintenance. After successfully completing the program, students will be granted a qualifying time credit toward the firing time required to write Technical Safety BC’s third class power engineer’s exams.

You’ll cover nine topics in this 30-week third class program: applied mechanics; thermodynamics; chemistry; boiler codes; electrical and instrumentation theory; pumps; boilers; prime movers; and refrigeration.

Governing bodies

Power Engineering 3rd Class Courses

The goal of this program is to develop greater expertise by building on your knowledge gained in the Power Engineering, Fourth Class certificate. This program provides practical and technical training for a career in power plant operation and maintenance. After successfully completing the program, students will be granted a qualifying time credit toward the firing time required to write Technical Safety BC's third class power engineer's exams.

Power Engineering 3rd Class: Program Outline

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Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2022 Prince George In Class 32 weeks

Entry Requirement

  1. 4th class power engineering certification

Limited admission

A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

Selection process

Up to 12 seats each year are reserved for returning students who have completed CNC’s 4th Class Power Engineering work experience partnership with Canfor. The remaining seats are filled on a first qualified and first accepted basis.

Program completion requirements

Completion of specified technical training content, practical and theory assessments including simulator training, and a 5 week practical lab.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $5,637.
  • Tuition: $4,804
  • Student fees: $563
  • Medical/Dental Fee (Fall semester only): $260

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus. Check the fee schedule for more details.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial assistance to find out how. 

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities or trades training job board.