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.
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.
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.
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
Locations & Dates
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- 4th class power engineering certification
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.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.