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Power Engineering Technology (4th Class)

Ensure safe, efficient access to energy and essential building facilities.

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to operate and maintain boiler-based power plants alongside, refrigeration systems, HVAC systems and other critical process equipment.

As a 4th Class Power Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of process equipment in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial establishments.

Through this program, you’ll obtain Power Engineering Technology 4th Class certificate from RRC Polytech and develop the skills and knowledge needed to challenge Manitoba’s 4th class licensing exam and operate a power plant. You may also choose to continue your education and expand your career potential through the Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class diploma program.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll explore the operation and maintenance of power plants and build the skills needed to challenge Manitoba’s licensing exam and obtain a 4th Class Power Engineer’s certificate.

TERM 1

Develop practical knowledge in advanced math, electrical theory, thermodynamics and metallurgy while gaining experience in practical learning labs.

TERM 2

Explore the processes, techniques and equipment involved in operating a power plant while building practical experience in our workshop and boiler room. Graduate with a certificate or choose to pursue a 3rd Class diploma.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Power engineer (4th 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 boilers in practical learning labs.
Explore fundamental knowledge, like boiler system programming, in preparation for a rewarding career and further advancement.
Learn to monitor equipment, coordinate staff and keep power plants and other critical facilities operational.
Explore state-of-the-art equipment, training with the same tools and techniques as industry experts.

Graduate Success

After graduating from the Power Engineering Technology 4th Class certificate program, you’ll be able to challenge Manitoba’s licensing exams at the 4th Class level and become a certified power engineer.

Work as a certified power engineer

As an RRC Polytech graduate, you can work in various industries and facilities across the province. You’ll also have the potential for further learning and advancement through additional certifications.

Advancement opportunities

A career in power engineering gives you room for growth and lifelong learning. You’ll have the chance to enhance your career potential and explore advanced skills and technology through RRC Polytech’s Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class diploma.

Lifelong learning

With a total of five classes, a career in power engineering has room for growth. Have the chance to advance your career potential through RRC Polytech’s Power Engineering Technology 3rd Class diploma.

“RRC Polytech has helped shape my path in life. [The College] offers a massive variety of programs and has allowed me to further my career in power engineering technology.”

Jordan Bowman
Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Power Engineering Technology 4th Class program, you enjoy solving practical problems and are interested in mechanics, energy development and infrastructure. As part of your day-to-day responsibilities, you’re ready to work in noisy, confined or damp environments, at heights and in extreme temperatures. You’re also prepared to work shifts at various times to maintain facilities that operate 24/7.

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

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Challenge-driven
  • DIYer
  • Level-headed
  • Logical thinker

SKILLS

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

INTERESTS

  • Continued learning
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems and designs
  • Instrumentation
  • Metallurgy
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Welding
  • Upskilling

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIST OF COURSES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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