Admission Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years of age on or before December 31 of the year you start the program.
  2. High school diploma with a minimum 50% in:
    • English 30-1 or 30-2
    • Math 30-1 or 65% in Math 30-2
    • One of Physics 20, Chemistry 20 or 65% in Science 20. Physics 20 is preferred.1
1Students who plan to transfer to the second year of the Heavy Oil Power Engineering diploma program must have Physics 20. Physics 30 is strongly recommended, but isn't a requirement)

Applicants should also note that first year Heavy Oil Power Engineering students will be given preference for entry to year two of the diploma program.

If you didn’t graduate from an Alberta high school, please refer to the English, math and science provincial subject equivalencies. If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to admissions screening and testing (no hyperlink at this time).

Additional notes
While not admission requirements, it helps if you:
  • have mechanical interest and aptitude
  • are prepared for shift work
  • have good health as it is necessary for physically demanding and outdoor work