Power Engineering

Power Engineers maintain and operate heating and power plants, refrigeration systems and auxiliary equipment like pumps, compressors, steam turbines, electrical generators, cooling towers and water treatment systems. Power Engineers typically work in commercial facilities like hospitals, schools and apartment buildings, or industrial facilities like mines, mills, power generation stations and petrochemical plants.

Power engineers play an integral role managing and operating large systems as energy demands continue to grow. They operate equipment for our comfort and various applications that impact our daily lives. Today’s power engineers learn about renewable energy and environmentally-friendly power systems, and help find sustainable energy solutions.

Recommendations

Power Engineers typically posses good mechanical and electrical aptitude. Communication skills, good vision, manual dexterity, and decision-making are assets.

 

Plants are certified and regulated by Technical Safety BC and plant size determines the certification required, ranging from 5th and 4th class for small plants to 2nd and 1st class certificates required for larger plants.

 

The Industry Training Authority link on this page has been re-directed to the program page at Technical Safety BC.

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 15 2022Jun 07 2024

Power and Process Engineering (2 year)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 15 2022Jun 07 2024

Power and Process Engineering (2 year)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 15 2022May 26 2023

Power Engineering - General

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 15 2022May 26 2023

Power Engineering - General

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BCIT

Coast Mountain College (CMTN) – Terrace Campus

Sep 06 2022Jun 09 2023

Power Engineering - General

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Jun 23 2023

Power Engineering 4th Class

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Northern Lights College

Fort St. John

Sep 06 2022Mar 24 2023

Power Engineering

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 06 2022May 12 2023

Power Engineering 4th Class

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 06 2022May 12 2023

Power Engineering 3rd Class

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 12 2022Apr 21 2023

Power Engineering 3rd Class

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College of New Caledonia

Quesnel

Jan 03 2023Oct 06 2023

Power Engineering 4th Class

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Mar 20 2023Nov 02 2023

Power Engineering

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