4th Class Power Engineering online
- Completing both Part A and Part B successfully cuts your required steam time in half, to 6 months instead of 12 months credited steam time.
- Our program is accredited and recognized by both Alberta and Saskatchewan governments.
- Lakeland offers a 4th class steam lab.
- By choosing online, you can earn while you learn.
|QNRG101 Part A|
These are the course topics: elementary mechanics and dynamics • elementary physical chemical, and thermodynamic principles • introduction to power engineering and its Governance in Canada • introduction to plant and fire safety • introduction to plant operations and the environment • elements of material science and welding technology • introductory fluid handling technology • basic concepts in electrotechnology • energy plant instrumentation and controls • fundamental industrial communication skills • introduction to boiler designs • elements of boiler systems.
You require a proctor for the final examination. More details and forms will be available through the online course. Your proctor must be approved before the exams. Please allow at least 5 business days for proctor confirmation and exam set up. Please see our proctor page for more information.
|QNRG102 Part B|
These are the course topics: lubrication and bearings • pump and compressor types and operation • boiler safety devices • boiler plant operation and management • energy plant maintenance • in-plant water treatment • types of prime movers and heat engines • plant auxiliary systems •basic concepts of compression and absorption refrigeration • HVAC fundamental for facility operators • building environmental systems and control • typical plant configurations.
You require a proctor for the final examinations. More details and forms will be available through the online course. Your proctor must be approved before the exams. Please allow at least 5 business days for proctor confirmation and exam set up. Please see our proctor page for more information.
|Schedule & Tuition|
Tuition & fees for each course in the program is $1,440, that includes a $100 tech fee, $15 comprehensive fee and $25 students’ association fee.Textbooks aren’t included in the tuition
Course Start Date - Registration Deadline
2019-20 Academic Year
September 20th - September 15th
October 20th - October 15th
November 20th - November 15th
December 20th - December 15th
January 20th - January 15th
February 20th - February 15th
March 20th - March 15th
April 20th - April 15th
May 20th - May 15th
Course Start Date - Registration Deadline
2020-21 Academic Year
Fall 2020 TBA
Please purchase your textbooks and other materials before your course starts
Note: These code books are based on Alberta regulations as our course follows ABSA requirements. You'll need to use these books for your coursework. When you write your provincial exams, you'll reference that province’s provincial codes.
Specific to Saskatchewan – required if you plan to write the Saskatchewan licensing exam
Most booklets are available to download and print free of charge, some are up to 50 pages long. . For more information regarding the provincial acts & regulations go to the respective websites:
Where to purchase these books:
|Interest List & Contact Us|
If you're interested in this course, please fill out the interest form and we'll let you know the next time it's offered.
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Course Name: 4th Class Power Engineering online Part A
Course Start Date: Monthly start dates. Register by the 15th to start the 20th of each month
Course Location: Online
Course Fee: $1440 (includes GST)
Power Engineering is not an apprenticeship trade but it is divided into levels of skill and training. These levels are referred to as classes, starting with 4th Class and working up to 1st Class. Work experience and course completions followed by rigorous interprovincial examination allow you to progress from one class to another.
Power engineers are responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of industrial equipment. See the occupation description of a power engineer.
To become a 4th class power engineer you must complete:
For Alberta certification Information please visit: Alberta Boilers Safety Association
For Saskatchewan certification Information please visit: Technical Safety Association of Saskatchewan
You will use Lakeland College learning management system, Desire2Learn for the online course. The course includes online lectures, tests, midterms, discussion groups and peer support. You will interact with classmates and your instructor.
High speed internet is recommended, as is using either Firefox or Chrome browsers for the best user experience.
You require a proctor for final examinations. More details and forms will be available through the online course. Your proctor must be approved before the exams. Please allow at least 5 business days for proctor confirmation and exam set up. Please see our proctor page for more information.
For more information, please contact Michelle Armstrong
|Refund & Cancellation Policy|
Once registration for an online course has been activated, there are no refunds.