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Power Engineering Fourth Class

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
A Power Engineer is a person skilled in the overall operation of a power (steam) plant or process. This includes operation of high and low pressure boilers and related areas such as: water treatment, pump operation, instrumentation, electricity, fuels and combustion, air compressors, maintenance, housekeeping and refrigeration. Provincial legislation requires the certification of employees before they assume responsibilities in heating and power plants. With the instillation of the Power Lab, beginning in the 2019-20 Academic year, the program will be non-transferable. Students must register and take all the necessary components to ensure they will receive their reduced steam time from ABSA. Students need to have a valid Fourth Class Certificate from ABSA as a prerequisite to the Third Class program. The program will offer 224 hours of labs to satisfy ABSA requirements for the Third Class certification under SOPEEC. Applicants should have good manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination since they will be required to operate switches and controls while monitoring instruments. Students should be aware that color blind testing, physical abilities, and communication skills may be required or tested for by some employers.

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10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

All of the following:

  • 50% in English 30-1 or English 30-2 
  • 65% in Mathematics 30-1 or 70% in Mathematics 30-2
  • 65% in Chemistry 30 OR Physics 30

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Updated May 24, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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