Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne Campus
Cambrian's award-winning combination of an on-campus power plant combined with proven, accredited curriculum produces graduates who meet with success in their careers and are in high demand from industry.
The one-year Power Engineering Techniques program will enhance your career opportunities by preparing you to successfully challenge roles in the operation and maintenance of the complex energy systems found in power plants and other industrial settings.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be gained in both classroom and lab settings.
Concepts introduced in class will be more fully experienced in the College's Power Engineering Training Facility. This fully functioning facility is where you will learn to operate and maintain working equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Graduates from this program are eligible to continue their studies in Cambrian's Power Engineering Technician or Technology programs.
This program is accredited by the TSSA. Graduates will be entitled to a qualifying time reduction.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
- Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)
- Any grade 11 (U) or 12 (U) or (C) chemistry or physics
- Grade 12 technological design or manufacturing technology course (C) or (U)
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This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Fall Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Fall 2024
- SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.
Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year
Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian. This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.
|PEG 1108||Power Plant Operation I||11|
|PEG 1225||Electricity & Control Systems I||3|
|PEG 1115||Applied Science||3|
|PEG 1007||Boilers & Auxiliaries I||4|
|PEG 1126||Safety & Administration I||2|
|ENG 1002||College Communications||3|
|PEG 1220||Heating, Refrig./Gas Compression I||3|
|PEG 1231||Power Plant Operations II||11|
|PEG 1261||Building Systems||3|
|PEG 1008||Prime Movers I||4|
|PEG 1215||Applied Chemistry I||2|
|One General Education course. 2||3|
Course with Lab component.
For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
The program will schedule TSSA examination dates at appropriate times during the semesters. This will allow the student to sit the TSSA exam on-site at Cambrian College. A sitting fee will be required to avail yourself of this service. Fee costs and the exam registration process will be provided during orientation.
Books & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $2,000. Any voluntary student testing costs, such as the TSSA Operating Engineering certifications, will have additional fees. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Furthering Your Studies
Students successfully completing the Power Engineering Techniques program may enter directly into the second year of the Power Engineering Technician or Technology program. This will be of great assistance to those students considering higher levels of education in the field of Power Engineering.
Graduates may find employment in industrial and non-industrial settings operating, maintaining and managing complex energy systems. These types of systems may be located in:
- Manufacturing, extractive resource facilities and processing plants
- Power plants, alternative energy and cogeneration facilities
- Refrigeration, liquification and gas compression plants
- Petrochemical facilities, refineries and paper mills
- Institutional and commercial operations such as hospitals, correctional facilities, research facilities and universities
- District energy facilities and heating / cooling plants
In addition to these traditional employers, further employment opportunities may be found in other related industries such as pressure vessel inspection.
College/University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.