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    Power Engineering – Fourth Class (Saskatchewan Polytechnic) Print this page
    Course Number: Certificate
    Location: Swift Current
    Description:

    In this Fourth Class Power Engineering program you will receive training in boiler operations, air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and water treatment systems.  In this program, courses are taught through classroom training, two three-week lab requirements in Saskatoon and one work placement. 

    Hear what this Power Engineering grad had to say.

    Full-time/Part-time – FT
    Length – 9 months
    Location – Swift Current
    Dates – September – May
    Approximate Tuition – $4,850
    Credential – Certificate
    Credit Granting Institute – Saskatchewan Polytechnic

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
    You will study Fourth Class interprovincial standardized material as preparation to challenge the interprovincial Fourth Class examinations, and write the provincial exam to obtain the Refrigeration Engineers Certificate required to operate larger refrigeration plants in Saskatchewan. As a graduate of this full-time program you may go straight into the workforce or enrol in Third Class Power Engineering after receiving your certificate

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    • Grade 12 with Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
    • Minimum overall average of 65% using a specific combination of subjects
    • English language requirement

    Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    Graduates are prepared to work as power engineers or process operators in utility and power plants, refineries, hospitals, pulp and paper mills, breweries, mines, heavy oil upgraders and gas processing, fertilizer or chemical plants.

    EARNING POTENTIAL
    The average annual salary for power engineers and power systems operators in Saskatchewan is $81,000, based on a 40-hour work week, according to the provincial government’s 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey. Those who worked in the forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying and oil and gas sectors earned an average of $97,489 based on a 40-hour work week.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBLE
    Apply before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.

    FIND OUT MORE
    To find out more about the Power Engineering Fourth Class program, book an appointment with a student adviser today.

    Toll-free: (866) 296-2472
    Swift Current: (306) 773-1531
    Email us today. 

    Swift Current Sask Poly Power Engineering Fourth Class Info Sheet August 2015