Power Engineering 4th Class

  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George - Quesnel
FEES: Estimated at $6,267
START DATE: Fall 2023 - Fall 2024
  • In Class
Application Status

Applications still open.

Program dates:

PG & QU Fall 2024: Aug 6 2024 - May 23 2025
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


Earn a fulfilling career as a power engineer with this 4th class Certificate! Class four provides you with the practical and technical training to operate and maintain power plants.


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

  • Power generation plants
  • Sawmills
  • Pulp Mills
  • Hospitals
  • Refineries
  • Refrigeration Plants
  • Breweries
  • Hockey Arenas


Governing bodies


Power Engineering 4th Class Courses

This program provides practical and technical training for a career in power plant operation and maintenance. Fourth class power engineers work in . Sawmills . Hospitals . Refineries . Pulp mills . Refrigeration plants . Breweries . Public buildings . And more After completing the program, you'll be qualified to write the BC Safety Authority's fourth class power engineer's exam.

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.

Fall 2023 Prince George In Class 42 weeks
Fall 2024 Prince George In Class 40 weeks
Fall 2024 Quesnel In Class August 6, 2024 - May 23, 2025

Entry Requirements

  • High School Graduation or equivalent 
  • A minimum “C” grade in the following courses:
    • English Language Arts 11 or ENGL 045 or equivalent 
    • Foundations of Math 11 or Math 044 or equivalent 
  • A minimum "C-" grade in Physics 11 or PHYS 045 or equivalent 

Note: Students who do not meet the above requirements may wish to consult with a CNC advisor to determine their eligibility on the basis of mature student status.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Selection Process

If there is room in the program, you will be accepted once you have met all the admission requirements. This is called “first qualified, first accepted”.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $4,343.
  • Tuition: $3,455
  • Student fees: $619
  • Medical/Dental Fee (Fall semester only): $260

These costs are an estimate. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus. Does not include books. 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.