This Fourth Class Power Engineering program covers basic principles of mathematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, boiler construction, combustion, boiler design and fittings, welding, compression, refrigeration, boiler operation and feed water treatment.
- 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
- Chemistry and physics are recommended
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
Power Engineering – Fourth Class
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.
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.
Power engineers operate and maintain reactors, turbines, boilers, generators, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment to generate electrical power and to provide heat, light, refrigeration and other utility services for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and other work sites.
They are employed by power generation plants, electrical power utilities, heavy oil upgraders and gas processing plants, manufacturing plants, mines, hospitals, universities and government and commercial establishments.
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In 2018, the annual wage range for full-time power engineers or process operators in Saskatchewan was $45,760 - $114,400 according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, level of training, experience and hours worked.
Apply before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500-$5,000 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you are eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.