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What if I do not meet the admission requirements for the program?
Please see our special admissions policy here.
What is the difference between Heavy Oil Operations Technician (HOOT) and Heavy Oil Power Engineering (HOPE)?
Year 1 of HOOT and HOPE are identical. You complete all the technical training to write your 4th class power engineering exam. In HOPE you stay for an additional year to complete your 3rd class power engineering.
What hours should I expect to be in class or lab time?
Typically lecture classes run 8:30am-3:30pm. Labs typically run for 5 hours. Depending on your schedule you may have a morning lab or afternoon lab.
How do I get certification as a power engineer?
You may must write and pass the provincial certification exam for the particular class.
In Alberta the certification is handled by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) and TSASK in Saskatchewan.
When you finish HOOT and the first year of HOPE, you write the 4th class exam. At the end of HOPE you write the 3rd class exam.
Our new 2nd class power engineering program is broken down into the six ABSA modules required for your 2nd class certification. You will take exams at the end of each module.
How do the practicums work?
Putting what you’ve learned in our labs into action in the real world is a critical part of our training. Practicums also give you the opportunity to see the variety of workplaces where you can be a power engineer.
We help you find your practicum placements.
Are there minimum attendance requirements?
Yes. Students must attend a minimum of 90% of class time per semester and 100% of all labs.
What if I can't commit to full time study?
Lakeland College offers a variety of exciting and flexible learning options for students who can’t commit to full time daytime study.
Evening courses and online options may work better for you. Check out our options in continuing education for 4th and 3rd class powering engineering.
We also offer steam time training during the evenings through the academic year and during the day in the summer.
You may also take one or more 2nd class modules as you are able. You’ll be taking classes with the full-time students.
Is there an age requirement?
Yes. You must be 18 to start your practicum in HOOT and HOPE programs.
If I've completed my 4th class power engineering certificate, may I go into year 2 of the Heavy Oil Power Engineering program?
There may be opportunities to enter into second year. Contact the enrolment specialist for more information.
Will I require any safety courses before I start HOOT / HOPE?
You require 2 safety tickets by registration day. Please bring a copy of the tickets with you.
•H2S Alive is a one-day course for anyone working in petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide. Estimated cost $165
•Confined Space Entry, Level 1 - is an 8-hour course teaching you how to work safely in enclosed work areas or confined spaces. Estimated cost $175
•WHMIS, is scheduled during your first week of class.
If I am in HOPE, can I expect a summer break between Year 1 and Year 2?
During the months of May, June, July and August students enrolled in HOPE complete their 3rd class practicum placement. If you are unable to complete your practicum during this time frame, you will need to speak with the chair or dean to see if alternate arrangements are available.
What Students Say
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– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Senior Human Resources Consultant

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Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

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– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

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– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

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– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

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– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

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– Naomi Mason

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I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

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– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

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I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

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– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

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– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

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The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

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– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
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– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
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– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

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– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience