Energy Petroleum Technology
|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.|