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Power Engineering Technology (Co-op)

Power Engineering Technology (Co-op) Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

What is Power Engineering Technology (Co-op)?

This program has been developed for those seeking employment as power engineering technologists who operate and troubleshoot the energy components in such industries as industrial power plants (chemical, food, pulp and paper etc.), electrical power plants (coal, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, methane, cogeneration, flex fuel etc.), or commercial buildings. The work may involve system monitoring and work with boilers, turbines, and condensers in steam power plants as well as internal combustion engines. 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 4th and 3rd class certification after 2 years as an operator. This program features co-operative training and use of a state-of-the-art power systems control room simulator.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
PETY
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
5 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Owen Sound

Winter - Owen Sound

Contact:
Ryan Tangney
Email:
Ryan.Tangney@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2654

This program has been developed for those seeking employment as power engineering technologists who operate and troubleshoot the energy components in such industries as industrial power plants (chemical, food, pulp and paper etc.), electrical power plants (coal, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, methane, cogeneration, flex fuel etc.), or commercial buildings. The work may involve system monitoring and work with boilers, turbines, and condensers in steam power plants as well as internal combustion engines. 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 4th and 3rd class certification after 2 years as an operator. This program features co-operative training and use of a state-of-the-art power systems control room simulator.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • work in accordance with practices and procedures that minimize risk and enhance personal and public safety


  • operate the components of a power plant including boilers, turbines, internal combustion engines, generators, condensers, and auxiliary equipment


  • use industry standard power engineering technology in the performance of work and be able to adapt to changes in the industry


  • relate effectively to coworkers, subordinates, and supervisors in the work environment


  • perform duties in accordance with established codes, regulations, and legislation


  • work in a professional manner and employ ethical practices


  • use strategies that mitigate the effects of power generation on the environment


  • identify problems with power plant systems and equipment


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

Winter Intake - Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Physics: Grade 12 College or University (SPH4C, SPH4U) OR Chemistry: Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*

- Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

23 Mandatory Courses

1 Work Integrated Learning

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CHEM1010 Chemistry and the Environment
CHEM2003 Advanced Chemistry and the Environment
ELEC1009 Electricity and Controls
ELEC3011 Instrumentation and Control Systems
ELEC3012 Power Engineering Electricity
HRAC1000 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
HRAC3006 Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
MATH2010 Power Engineering Mathematics
MENG2018 Applied Mechanics
PENG1005 Power Plant Simulation
PENG1006 Power Plant Operations
PENG1007 Introduction to Power Engineering
PENG1008 Power Engineering Sciences
PENG1009 Power Engineering Skills Lab
PENG1010 Heating Systems
PENG1011 Prime Movers and Engines
PENG2005 Power Engineering Skills Lab 2
PENG2006 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
PENG2007 Advanced Power Plant Operations
PENG2008 Advanced Prime Movers and Engines
PENG2009 Power Plant Management
PENG3007 Piping and Auxiliaries
WETC1012 Welding and Metallurgy
Work Integrated Learning
PENG3008 Power Engineering Work Integrated Learning
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Term
COOP1030 Power Engineering Work Term

View the Power Engineering Technology (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Ryan Tangney
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2654

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