Power Engineering Online Tutorial

4th Class is the lowest level of power engineering certification and is where you start your career as a Power Engineer.

Work experience and completing courses, followed by government examinations, allow you to progress to the next level of certification. Lakeland College offers you the opportunity to continue through to 3rd and 2nd class training levels.

Lakeland’s online blended learning courses are accredited by provincial governments. Completing both Part A and Part B successfully will credit you 6 months of time toward the legislated 12 months of steam time required. After completing both Part A and B successfully  you will be required to complete 6 months of steam time or attend an approved steam lab. 

This program prepares you to write either the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) or the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) certification examinations.

You are solely responsible for your work placement required by provincial government standards. Lakeland College is not responsible for placing you in a practicum. 

Students can only register for one part at a time, Part A or Part B, not both. 
Courses View More ∇
QNRG 101 Part A includes these modules:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Elementary Mechanics
  • Elementary Thermodynamics
  • Sketching & Administration
  • Codes & Standards
  • Plant Fire Protection
  • Environment
  • Materials & Welding
  • Piping
  • High Pressure Boiler Design
  • High Pressure Boiler Parts & Fittings
QNRG 102 Part B includes these modules:
  • Prime Movers & Engines
  • Pumps & Compressors
  • Lubrication
  • Electricity
  • Controls & Instrumentation
  • Heating Boilers & Heating Systems Controls
  • Auxiliary Building Systems
  • Vapor Compression Refrigeration
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Total Fees Hours
QNRG 101 Part A Aug 15, 2017 - Jan 12, 2018

$1100 72
QNRG 102 Part B Aug 15, 2017 - Jan 12, 2018

$1300 90
QNRG 101 Part A

Jan 15, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018

$1100 72
QNRG 102 Part B

Jan 19, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018

$1300 90
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Book List View More ∇
Text books can be purchased from:

Code Books

Alberta Acts, Regulations & Codes are available on the ABSA site at absa.ca/ActandRegs.aspx. Most are free to download and print and some are up to 50 pages in length.

Saskatchewan Legislation is available on the TSASK site at www.tsask.ca/uploads/File/PDFs/Legislation/boiler_pressure_vessel_act.pdf and www.tsask.ca/uploads/File/PDFs/Legislation/boiler_pressure_vessel_regulations.pdf
  • 2007 ASME Extract–Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • PanGlobal Extract of CSA Standards–B51-09–Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Pressure Piping Code, B-52-05–Mechanical Refrigeration Code & B52S1-09–Supplement #1 to B52-05,Mechanical Refrigeration Code
  • Safety Codes Act
  • Pressure Welders’ Regulations
  • Pressure Equipment Exemption Order (formerly Boilers and Pressure Vessels Exemption)
  • Pressure of Equipment Safety Regulation (formerly Design, Construction and Installation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulations)
  • Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulation
  • Statutes of Alberta, 1991 Chapter S-0.5
  • Power Engineers’ Regulation

Manual required by all students

PanGlobal Power Engineering Training Systems Manual - Fourth Class Powering Engineering Training System (must be at least 2.5 version)

  • Part A Section for QNRG 101
  • Part B Section for QNRG 102

Acts, Regulations and Code books

  • Extract for CSA B51 and CSA B52 Codes
  • The 2007 ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Extract
  • The 2012 Academic Supplement produced by PanGlobal Training Systems
Optional Resources

PanGlobal Power Engineering Basic Mathematics & Physical Sciences Problem & Solutions Workbook for Power Engineering

First Edition- recommended but not required

Alberta Students

- Safety Codes Act

- Pressure Equipment Exception Order AR 56/2006

- Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation AR 49/2006

- Power Engineers Regulation AR 85/2003

- Pressure Welders Regulation AR 169/2002

These five items are required and available off the ABSA website or Lakeland College book store.

Saskatchewan Students

- Boiler & Pressure Vessels Act

- Boiler & Pressure Vessels Regulation.

These two items are required and available from the TSASK website

BC Students

- Safety Standards Act

- Safety Standards General Regulation

- Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessels & Refrigeration Safety Regulations.

These items are required and available from the B.C. Safety Authority website.

Ontario Students

- Boiler & Pressure Vessels Regulations

- Technical Standards and Safety Act

Registration View More ∇
  • Registration is now open.
  • The start date for Part A is an orientation on the Lloydminster campus. We encourage you to attend. There is no orientation for Part B.
  • Register online
  • There are no refunds for online courses once materials have been sent and/or the registration has been activated.
  • All course registrations are subject to a $15 Comprehensive Fee and a $25 Student Association Fee. These are mandatory fees and must be paid at the time of registration. 
  • Lakeland College reserves the right to cancel if enrolment numbers are low.
  • Students can expect to receive their log-in information the day before the course start date.
For more information about the online & blended power engineering programs contact:

Shelly Pewapsconias

Direct: 780 871-5525 or 1 800 661 6490 ext. 5525

Online Requirements View More ∇
You will be using Lakeland College learning management system, Desire2Learn for the online portion of the course.

This course includes online lectures, quizzes, tests, mid terms, discussion groups and peer support. You will interact with classmates and your instruction.

High speed internet is recommended, as is using either Firefox or Chrome browsers for the best user experience.

You should:
  • have access to a computer and high speed internet
  • have computer and web skills in order to do course work
  • read and write in English as all of our courses are conducted in English
  • be prepared to submit course work and complete exams within the timelines provided

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