Power Engineering Technology
Be an operating engineer in only 24 months! TSSA-approved training. Co-op gives you the work experience today's employers are looking for.

General information

Program code
PETY
Duration
5 Semesters, plus 1 work term (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term + 1 Field Placement
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Owen Sound
Winter 2020 Owen Sound
Summer 2020 Owen Sound

Program description

Students develop the skills and knowledge to operate high-energy processes found in power plants such as steam production and use, refrigeration, and gas compression. These processes are found in many industrial, commercial and institutional facilities to support manufacturing, food production, and electrical power generation, as well as to heat and cool buildings. Students learn to operate and maintain equipment such as high-pressure steam systems, boilers, turbines, compressors, chillers, pumps and condensers. In order to ensure power plant processes are operated safely and efficiently, students acquire strong foundation in equipment theory and the underlying science that explains how these machines work. Additionally, students benefit from experiential learning in an on-campus Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registered power plant, a power plant simulator, and through co-op learning experiences.

The program follows the Standardized Power Engineers Examination Committee (SOPEEC) 4th and 3rd class syllabus and prepares students to write TSSA examinations required for both the 4th and 3rd Class Power (Operating) Engineer certifications.

Starting in September 2020, this program will require proof of Grade 11 or 12 (C or U) Chemistry or Grade 12 (C or U) Physics-see program outline for more details.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program may find rewarding careers as power or operating engineers in a wide variety of industries. Graduates may work at electrical power generating plants, as well as heating and cooling plants, schools, hospitals and other commercial buildings. Manufacturing, food processing and natural resources are areas in which students may find employment.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)
  • And one of:
    • Grade 12 Physics (C or U)
    • Grade 12 Chemistry (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Chemistry (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • CHEM 1010 - Chemistry and the Environment
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1009 - Electricity and Controls
    (Semester 1 / 70 hours)
  • PENG 1007 - Introduction to Power Engineering
    (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
  • PENG 1012 - Power Plant Fundamentals
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • PENG 1013 - Power Plant Communications
    (Semester 1 / 28 hours)
  • PENG 1014 - Power Plant Simulation 1
    (Semester 1 / 14 hours)
  • PENG 1015 - Power Engineering Introductory Math and Sciences
    (Semester 1 / 70 hours)
  • WETC 1010 - Welding Techniques
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 1006 - Power Plant Operations
    (Semester 2 / 84 hours)
  • PENG 1011 - Prime Movers and Engines
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 1016 - Power Engineering Skills Lab 1
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 1017 - Power Engineering Skills Lab 2
    (Semester 2 / 28 hours)
  • PENG 1018 - Power Plant Simulation 2
    (Semester 2 / 14 hours)
  • HRAC 1001 - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
    (Semester 2 / 70 hours)
  • CHEM 2003 - Advanced Chemistry and the Environment
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 2010 - Power Engineering Mathematics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2010 - Thermodynamics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2011 - Fluid Mechanics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2012 - Power Plant Simulation 3
    (Semester 3 / 14 hours)
  • PENG 2013 - Advanced Power Plant Operations
    (Semester 3 / 84 hours)
  • PENG 2014 - Power Engineering Skills Lab 3
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2026 - Instrumentation and Control Systems
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 2027 - Power Engineering Electricity
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2018 - Applied Mechanics
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2015 - Project Management and Plant Administration
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2016 - Power Plant Technical Drawings
    (Semester 4 / 28 hours)
  • PENG 2017 - Power Plant Auxiliary Equipment
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • PENG 2018 - Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
    (Semester 5 / 50 hours)
  • PENG 2019 - Advanced Prime Movers and Engines
    (Semester 5 / 50 hours)
  • PENG 2020 - Power Engineering Skills Lab 4
    (Semester 5 / 40 hours)
  • PENG 2021 - Power Plant Simuation 4
    (Semester 5 / 20 hours)
  • TECR 3007 - Power Engineering Technical Report
    (Semester 5 / 14 hours)
  • PENG 3008 - Power Engineering Work Integrated Learning
    (Semester 5 / 160 hours)
  • COOP 1030 - Power Engineering Work Term (occurs after Semester 2)
    (560 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)
  • General Education
    (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 4)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)
  • Select 1 general education course from standard list (online - 14 weeks)
    (Semester 5)