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Power Engineering Technician (4th Class)



Power Engineering Technician (4th Class)

Power Engineering Program in Winnipeg ManitobaPower Engineers keep the heat on in winter and the lights on at night. They operate hospital fridges, industrial coolers, all types of boilers, compressors, generators, motors and more.

High pressures, high power, high value—power engineers are in demand. From keeping a hockey rink frozen, to steam-heating a downtown complex, it’s a career with prospects.

Our one-year certificate program balances theory (applied math, mechanics, thermodynamics), with foundational knowledge (ventilation systems to gas turbines, safety regulations to technical communication), and hands-on practice at an employer’s facility for eligible students. Graduates are prepared to pass Manitoba’s 4th Class Power Engineering exam.

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $8,600.00 (2018/19)
  • books
    TBD
  • additional supplies
    TBD
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start date:

  • Winter 2019 (February start)

Class times:

  • Evening: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

  • English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $14,100.00 (2017/18); $14,850.00 (2018/19)
  • additional supplies
    TBD
  • additional student fees
    $162.00 infrastructure/technology (subject to change); $50.00 MITT Award Fund
A supply list will be provided at time of registration and is available here.
* Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Start Dates

Next start date:

  • January 8, 2018 - Applications have been closed.
  • Winter 2019 (January start)

Class times:

  • Evening: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S), or equivalent; and
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S), or equivalent.

Applicants must also have:

  • English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada)

For further information regarding entrance requirements please refer to the application/admission process.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a four-week preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information. 

Supplies

Supply lists are provided to students in their admissions package.

Description

The Power Engineering Technician (4th Class) program is designed to provide learners with the skills required to operate boilers, refrigeration units and other related mechanical equipment for residential and commercial buildings. In addition, learners may find employment within hospitals and research centres, construction, manufacturing and natural resources industries.

Core Tasks

  • Operate pumps, boilers, turbines, generators, and other equipment
  • Read and interpret meters and gauges and adjust controls
  • Maintain daily work logs and write reports
  • Diagnose and repair system breakdowns
  • May also perform carpentry, plumbing, or electrical work

Personal Characteristics / MITT Work Skills

Employers are looking for both technical and employability / essential skills. MITT focuses on teaching and providing opportunities to develop the following skills:

  • Personal Skills
  • People Skills
  • Applied Knowledge
  • Workplace Skills


More information about Essential skills can be found at: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/es_all-eng.do

Power Engineers often possess the following attributes and abilities:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Technical Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics / Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Planning/ Organizing
  • Working with Tools & Technology

Work Practicum

Students who attain a 65% cumulative average and meet all other practicum eligibility criteria will qualify to participate in the 8 week practicum working in an actual employers’ facility. Successful completion of practicum is required for students to graduate from this program.

MITT does not guarantee practicum placements and, in such situations, the Institute will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

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