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Power Engineering

Power Engineers are responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of boilers, turbines and refrigeration or air conditioning in commercial or industrial buildings.

This program will give you lots of experience to prepare you for the real job, which can be physically as well as mentally demanding. If you’re good at math, like solving problems, and have a knack for working with machinery, you’ll thrive here.

This pre-employment program prepares you to enter the field as a fourth-class power engineer. Once you have the required practical experience, upgrading is available on a continuous basis.

Ready to generate a great future? Talk to us today about your career as a power engineer.


Course Content

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Plant Services
  • Prime Movers
  • Refrigeration/Air Conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Plant Safety

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 1 year
Location: Marine Training Centre, Summerside
Minimum passing grade per course:

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Power plants
  • Waste treatment plants
  • Wind power sites
  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Food processing plants
  • Large building complexes
  • Other industries that utilize large industrial equipment

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 9241.

Admission Requirements

  • Academic Grade 12
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Emphasis is placed on abilities in math and physics

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Power Engineering program, contact:

Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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