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Red Deer Polytechnicrdpolytech.ca
Red Deer College (RDC) is a comprehensive community college serving 7,500 full-and part-time credit and apprenticeship students, and more than 38,000 youth and adult learners in the School of Continuing Education. New program development has RDC well-positioned as it transitions to a polytechnic over the next three to five years.
As a polytechnic, RDC will continue to offer over 100 program options including apprenticeship, certificates, diplomas, university transfer, degree completion programs with partner universities, and its own applied and baccalaureate degrees, allowing students to remain at RDC for the duration of their program.
Applied learning and small class sizes, with a variety of student services and clubs, along with a historic RDC Athletics program of 24 national championships and 166 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) team and individual titles, make Red Deer College a great choice for students.
The College has expanded its teaching, learning, athletic and living spaces with the additions of the state-of-the-art Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris, Alternative Energy Lab and construction of a new Residence which all enhance RDC’s Alternative Energy Initiative.
Red Deer College’s main campus is strategically situated on 290 acres of Alberta’s natural landscape along Queen Elizabeth II Highway. RDC is also proud to serve its Donald School of Business students housed at a downtown campus, located in the Millennium Centre, in addition to housing teaching and learning space at the Welikoklad Event Centre.
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Non-Credential
Length 72 Hour(s)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education Only
- Distance Learning Available
Power Engineers operate and maintain the machinery and equipment that provide power, heat, refrigeration and other industrial services, including boilers, steam and gas turbines, generators, gas and diesel engines, pumps, condensers, compressors and pressure vessels. In Alberta, power engineers are certified by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA). There are five levels of certification, advancing from Fifth Class up to First Class. Students should contact ABSA for the latest information about power engineering certification requirements. Visit www.absa.ca for complete details. Part A and B of the 4th Class Power Engineering Theory course have been developed to meet the requirements of the Safety Codes Act, Power Engineers Regulation and are a mandatory step to obtain a 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate. Successful completion of both Part A & B Theory courses is required to receive full credit and to be eligible to challenge the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) 4th Class Part A exam. An 80% attendance record is also required for all ABSA recognized courses. For further information visit our website at http://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/continuing-education
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Updated May 13, 2016. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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