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Power Engineering Technology (3rd Class)

Enhance your energy experience and prepare for an advanced career in power plant operation.

Build on your 4th class licence and develop the advanced knowledge you need to manage larger power plants and expand your career potential.

Through the Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class program, you’ll develop the advanced knowledge and technical skills you need to operate and maintain larger boiler-based power plants alongside refrigeration systems, HVAC systems and other critical building infrastructure.

After completing this program and obtaining a Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class diploma from RRC Polytech, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge and work experience needed to challenge Manitoba’s 3rd Class licensing exam.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

After completing Terms 1 and 2 of the Power Engineering Technology 4th Class program – or receiving an Interprovincial Power Engineering 4th Class License – you can choose to enter the Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class program. In this program, you’ll obtain an RRC Polytech diploma and prepare to challenge Manitoba’s licensing exam for a 3rd Class Power Engineer.

TERM 3

Expand your knowledge of math, mechanics, thermodynamics, piping, waste treatment, instrumentation and other advanced topics.

TERM 4

Explore industry-standard operations, develop management skills and gain practical experience using state-of-the-art equipment.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Power engineer (3rd class)
  • Chief engineer
  • Building manager
  • Plant manager

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Harness the power of applied learning to monitor and maintain increasingly advanced equipment in practical learning labs.
Build on fundamental knowledge in preparation for a rewarding career and further specialization.
Learn to monitor equipment, coordinate staff and keep power plants and other critical facilities operational
Take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities, advancing your skills with industry-standard tools and techniques.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class program work in various industries – from food processing to mining. Thanks to their in-depth knowledge and versatile skills, they find many opportunities to specialize their knowledge, gain further experience and advance their careers.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

$67K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Our grads get hired thanks to their practical work experience, versatile knowledge and professional communication skills. In addition to helping you learn, RRC Polytech is happy to connect you with industry leaders, organizations and employers that value your abilities and advance your career goals.

100% – CONSIDER PROGRAM UP TO DATE

As an RRC Polytech grad, you’ll graduate with skills that are practical, up-to-date and ahead of industry needs. With the help of experienced instructors and employer-directed courses, you’ll have everything you need to quickly adapt to new technology, pursue new opportunities and take on more specialized roles.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Thanks to expert instructors, state-of-the-art equipment and a range of student supports, you’ll build meaningful experiences and leave our program as a confident, career-ready grad connected to an extensive network of successful alumni.

“I learned a great deal while in the [program], most of which I’ve used to become successful in my career. I am now in a management position and intend to keep moving up.”

Dustin Sanders
Westrock Company of Canada Inc.

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

The Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class diploma program is designed for 4th class power engineers looking to continue their education, enhance their employment potential and further their career goals by working in larger, more advanced boiler and power plant facilities.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Logical thinker
  • Practical
  • Team-oriented
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Multi-tasking
  • Troubleshooting

INTERESTS

  • Technical learning
  • Computers
  • Instrumentation
  • Chemistry
  • Math and sciences
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining and shop repairs
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Welding

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