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Power Engineering Technology (5th Class)

Maintain and monitor safe, efficient building facilities in a variety of industries.

Learn to operate and maintain a heating plant alongside air conditioning systems, refrigeration devices and other building infrastructure.

As a 5th class power engineer, you’ll be responsible for the operation and maintenance of heating plants, ensuring general facility upkeep and safety while maintaining client comfort.

Through the Power Engineering Technology 5th Class program, you’ll build the in-depth knowledge and technical skills you need to use and maintain boilers, pumps, fans, air compressors, motors, air conditioning systems, refrigeration devices and other critical facility equipment. You’ll also develop professional communication skills and learn to coordinate and schedule maintenance staff, manage contractors and communicate with tenants and provincial authorities.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intake
    Winter
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    15 weeks
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop the in-depth knowledge and technical skills needed to operate and maintain essential building facilities and related equipment, including gas air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, air conditioning units, refrigeration equipment, and steam or hot water boilers.

TERM 1

Explore topics across the Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee (SOPEEC) 5th class syllabus and prepare to challenge Manitoba’s certificate exam.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Power engineer (5th class)
  • Janitor
  • 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 operate 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 critical facilities operational.
Explore state-of-the-art equipment, training with the same tools and techniques as industry experts.

Graduate Success

In this fast-track program, you’ll explore the foundations of power engineering technology, build the skills you need to start your career and join a community of successful grads and industry leaders.

Start your Career with Confidence

After graduating from this program, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to confidentially write the 5th Class Power Engineer’s exam and become a certified power engineer in Manitoba, opening the door to rewarding opportunities and further advancement.

Explore Life-long Learning Opportunities

The skills and knowledge you’ve developed in the Power Engineering Technology 5th Class program can help you prepare for further success in the Power Engineering Technology 4th Class program. By building on this experience, you’ll enhance your career potential and discover advanced opportunities.

Start a Rewarding Career

With an RRC Polytech education, you’ll turn your talent into excellent earning potential. You’ll learn to succeed from day one, overcome real industry challenges and build the communication, collaboration and learning skills you need to lead change and adapt to innovation.

“My experience with RRC Polytech helped me take my life and career in a bold new direction.”

Andrew Harasym – Maintenance Specialist
Stony Mountain Institution

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Power Engineering Technology 5th Class program, you are interested in mechanics and enjoy solving practical problems. 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
  • Logical thinker
  • Patient
  • Practical
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Lifelong learning
  • Troubleshooting

INTERESTS

  • Mechanical equipment
  • Technology
  • Computers
  • Building systems
  • Programmable logic controllers

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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DATES AND FEES

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LIST OF COURSES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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