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Advanced Power Engineering - 2nd Class (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
1394
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

The Advanced Power Engineering - 2nd Class, Ontario College Graduate Certificate will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to challenge their 2nd Class Operating (Power) Engineers exams. This program will provide theoretical education in advanced power plant systems and operations with an emphasis on safety and environmental best practices. There is a focus on supervision and management of power plant systems and personnel, which is often required at the 2nd Class level.

The Advanced Power Engineering - 2nd class program will consist of online instructor-led classes with relevant simulations and embedded learning objects in each of the six courses. The online delivery will accommodate the schedules of 3rd Class Operating (Power) Engineers who are unable to leave employment to prepare for this credential. As a result, successful students will be well prepared to challenge the 2nd Class TSSA examinations and upon successful completion, will be well positioned for career advancement.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be able to write Technical Safety Standards Authority (TSSA) examinations during/after the program to obtain their certification. The TSSA grants a 5 month practical time reduction out of 18 months for approved programs that will not be applicable to this online program. Graduates can still obtain certification after suitable work experience and writing six certification exams external to the college.

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

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Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
MECH1670 Advanced Thermodynamics and Material Science
Description: This course utilizes the virtual classroom and resulting interactivity to prepare candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2A2. Topics of study include calculations of thermal expansion in solids, liquids and gases. Gas laws and problems involving expansion or compression of gases are covered in detail. Thermodynamics of steam including entropy lead into calculations of steam cycles in a power plant setting. Heat engine cycles for various types of engines are detailed. Candidates will demonstrate a thorough understanding of material properties, composition, treatments and uses. Corrosion principles and control methods are covered. Mechanical testing of materials for both destructive and NDE methods are detailed.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
MECH1680 Plant Administration and Applied Mechanics
Description: This course utilizes the virtual classroom and resulting interactivity to prepare candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2A1. Topics of study involve calculations of ASME vessel component thicknesses, reinforcement compensation of openings, firetube boiler components and stays. Applied Mechanics calculations are also covered in areas of statics and dynamics. Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Act and Regulations, and apply the knowledge to management principles for a typical plant including maintenance and safety administration.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MECH1690 Heat Engines, Piping and Plant Documentation
Description: This course utilizes the virtual classroom and resulting interactivity to prepare candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2B1. A major focus is theoretical principles, mechanical details, maintenance, lubrication and operation of various heat cycle engines including steam turbines, internal combustion engines, and gas turbines. A high level study of piping installations including code requirements is included. Students will also interpret and comprehend the various types of plant drawings encountered including orthographic, P&ID's and flow diagrams, and other related documentation. Note: Student must be a registered 3rd Class Engineer with an active registration number.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MECH1700 Advanced Boiler Systems and Pumps
Description: This course utilizes the virtual classroom and resulting interactivity to prepare candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2A3. Topics of study include an advanced study of steam generator design, applications, installation, and components. Advanced operations including water treatment and maintenance procedures are emphasized. A more detailed investigation of pumps included theory, and control methodology is also covered. This course will utilize the college advanced pump and boiler simulation models through an online operating interface to reinforce the advance operations component. Note: Student must be a registered 3rd Class Engineer with an active registration number.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MECH1730 Electrotechnology, Compression and Refrigeration
Description: This course utilizes the virtual classroom and resulting interactivity to prepare candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2B3. The course includes a more advanced study of the theory of operation of electrical machines, and electrical distribution systems; leading into a detailed look at the construction and characteristics of AC and DC motors, generators, and other electrical equipment. The other major areas of study are principles, equipment and auxiliary systems with respect to gas compression systems and large scale refrigeration plants. Safety and code requirements are emphasized. This course will utilize the college advanced compressor and refrigeration simulation models through an online operating interface to reinforce operation and troubleshooting of these systems.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MECH1740 Power Plant Systems, Combustion and Environment
Description: This course utilizes the virtual classroom and resulting interactivity to prepare candidates to challenge the 2nd Class Power Engineering exam 2B2. A complete overview of complex power plant systems in a major topic of study. Students will utilize our advanced online simulator interface to develop advanced level skills on the college's power plant simulation. A detailed look and plant instrumentation and control systems is also studied and reinforced through the simulation work. Detailed theory and controls of combustion systems for steam plants is included, with emphasis on environmental protection systems and operations requirement from air, water, and solids perspectives.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Shirley Nequest, snequest@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext 3759

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