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
- Pulp Mills
- Refrigeration Plants
- Hockey Arenas
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.
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- Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
- One of following or equivalent with a minimum of ‘C’ grade: Communications 12 or English 045.
- One of following or equivalent with a minimum of ‘C’ grade: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre- calculus 11, or Principles of Math 11 or Math 045 or Math 042
- One of following or equivalent: Physics 11, or Applications of Physics 12; or Physics 045
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.
A program for which seats are filled based on approved selection criteria. Such criteria may include, but are not limited to, assessment, portfolio submissions, interviews and grade point average. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance to the program.
If the program is over-subscribed, students will be selected based on the selection criteria listed below.
- The letter grade for English 11, English 045 or Communications 12 will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc., to a maximum of 4 points.
- The letter grade for Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, or Math 045, or Math 042 will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc., to a maximum of 4 points.
- The letter grade for Physics 11 or Physics 045 will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc., to a maximum of 4 points.
- The letter grade for Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 045 will contribute its actual points to the selection process: e.g., “A” = 4.0, “B+” = 3.33, etc., to a maximum of 4 points.
- The mechanical reasoning portion of the SRA will be awarded a maximum of 5 points.
- A passing grade on the English portion of the SRA will be awarded a maximum of 1 point.
- A passing grade on the math portion of the SRA will be awarded a maximum of 1 point
- Credit in one or more trades-related courses at the Grade 12 level with a grade of “B” or higher, or successful completion of any foundation-level trades training program or documented experience of one year in a trade will be awarded a maximum of 3 points.
- Credit for submitting a resumé and personal statement indicating reasons for wishing to enter this program will be awarded a maximum of 3 points.
Maximum points = 29
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.