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Power Engineering Techniques - 3rd Class

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1398
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

Power Engineering 3rd class will expand students' practical knowledge of boiler-related topics and supports knowledge and skills development in the operations of a power plant. This program is designed for training individuals in the safe and efficient operation of industrial boilers and auxiliary equipment typically used for heating and/or power applications. Subjects of instruction will follow the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) syllabus and prepare the students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) examinations for 3rd class certification.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: January
First-Year Capacity: 32

Admission Requirements

A current Ontario Certificate of Qualification - Operating Engineer Fourth Class, issued by TSSA

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Power Engineering Techniques - 3rd Class - Program # 1398

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $1727.00 $1727.00 $1727.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2524.65 $2238.65 $2238.65
Year Total     $7001.95
Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-15)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $1727.00 $1727.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2430.27 $2238.65
Year Total   $4668.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Power Engineering Techniques - 3rd Class - Program # 1398


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65 $6836.65
Year Total     $20994.95

Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-15)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7161.60 $6836.65
Year Total   $13998.25

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) examinations required for 3rd class certification as an Operating Engineer, graduates may find employment in industrial and non-industrial settings having power plants and other industrial equipment requiring a certified operating engineer.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1398)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
DRWG1785 Industrial Drawing

Description: This course will cover basic industrial drawings. The student will be able to identify and interpret components of typical engineered drawings used in industry, in order to support correct communication and understanding of graphical information in power engineering applications.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELEC1840 Electrical and Instrumentation

Description: This course will cover the production of DC and AC electrical power, the equipment used to produce it and instrumentation used the operation of power plants. Concepts of production of electricity and the design and characteristics of electrical machines as well as the operation and components of control loops are covered. The students will perform simple calculations involving DC and AC power circuits and demonstrate the concepts learned in lab assignments.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1835 Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

Description: This course will cover basic mathematics used in mensuration, elementary algebra, trigonometry and elementary applied mechanics. The student will be able to use elementary algebra, trigonometry and mensuration to solve various types of applied mechanics problems. The course covers terms and principles used in the study of elementary mechanics. The student will be able to solve problems involving material stresses, bending of beams, simple machines, mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and fluids.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1750 Pipings, Fittings Welding and Pressure Vessels

Description: This course will cover piping, fittings, welding processes and pressure vessel design. The student will be able to explain pipe expansion, piping support, pressure vessel design and stresses. Through practical exercises the student will be able to show the designs, configurations and operations of the common piping components, the testing of welds and welding procedures
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SCIE1270 Applied Science

Description: This course will cover basic thermodynamics, the properties of saturated and superheated steam, and the compression and expansion of gases. The student will be able to explain the theories, define terminology and perform problem-solving calculations involving the effect of heat on solids, liquid and gases, the laws of thermodynamics, the properties of steam, and the compression and expansion of gases.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CHEM1150 Chemistry, Metallurgy and Corrosion

Description: This course will cover basic chemistry and metallurgy. The student will be able to explain the fundamental principles in the structure, formation and interaction of chemical compounds and the importance of chemistry in industrial operations. Production, properties and applications of metallic and non-metallic materials are fundamental topics in this course. Students will also explore the mechanisms that cause corrosion and the methods used to monitor and control corrosion.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1760 Industrial Legislation, Codes, Maintenance, Administraion and Safety

Description: This course will cover the general content of the legislation and ASME codes that pertain to the design and operation of boilers and related equipment, legislation and programs that manage safety in the industrial workplace. The student will be able to calculate the design thickness and pressure of boiler tubes drums, piping, and the capacities of pressure relief valves. The student will be able to explain the typical components of fire suppression, maintenance and administration programs
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1770 Boilers

Description: This course will cover the design, operation and maintenance of high pressure and special boilers. The Code requirements, purpose, location, design and operating conditions for the components, of large water tube boilers are the main topics covered in this course. Students will explore the designs, components, firing methods, operating considerations, construction and assembly methods for the major components of a large boiler.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1780 Water Treatment and Pumps

Description: This course will cover pumps, water and waste water treatment as they pertain to power plant operations. Students will explore the designs, principles, and components for common industrial pumps. The students will gain a thorough understanding of the designs and control of industrial water and wastewater treatment.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1790 Advanced Power Plant Simulation

Description: This course is intended to provide the students with a power plant experience on a simulator that replicates the Human Machine Interface commonly used in larger plants. The simulator provides real-time feedback, control, alarming and logging of a simulated boiler and subsystems. Standard start-up and shut-down exercises as well as emergency and failure modes can be experienced.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
FPLT2050 Field Placement (Power Engineering - 3rd Class)

Description: This six week (240 hours) field placement provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a power plant environment. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-class and lab components of the program and will demonstrate effective and safe work habits.
Hours: 240
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH2340 Gas Compressors and Heat Exchangers

Description: This course will cover air, gas and refrigeration compressors; heat exchangers, direct-fired and indirect-fired natural draft process heaters. Students will develop concepts such as the design, components, operation, and applications of process heaters. Student will explore the design, components, operation, controls and system auxiliaries used in the operation of this equipment.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH2350 Prime Movers

Description: This course will cover the following prime movers: steam turbines, gas turbines and internal combustion engines and their controls. The students will learn about the designs, operating principles, major components and support auxiliaries of prime movers. Common operational, control and maintenance procedures for prime movers are also covered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2018 Doon Suspended
JAN, 2019 Doon Open
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