3rd Class Power Engineering - Coop

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

We offer a four-month 3rd Class Power Engineering - Coop program for those looking to gain their 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate. If eligible, you may also qualify for a six-month work placement as part of the program.

Career opportunities

 As a power engineer, you may be employed in any industry where boilers are used, including:
  • Gas plants
  • Power generating plants
  • Heavy oil plants
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Pulp mills
  • Plastic generating plants
  • Breweries
  • Food production plants
  • Refineries
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Offices and apartments

Check out an occupational profile of a power engineer.

Admission requirements

 Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of 4th Class Part A & B Theory courses from a recognized post secondary institution. 
  • Proof of successful completion of a recognized post-secondary institution 200-hour Power Lab course.
 English Language Proficiency 

• TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 80 with no score below 20

• IELTS – minimum score of 6.0

• CAEL – minimum score of 60

• MELAB – minimum score of 80

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

 Tuition and fees

 Full Time Fees
Full Time FeesTerm 1
Tuition $6,328.00
Health & Dental Fee * $252.00
Campus Rec Fee $110.00
Student Association Building Fee $35.84
Student Association Fee $224.00
Technology Fee $150.00
ABSA Exam Fees** $388.00
Total Fees $1,159.84
Total Tuition & Fees $7,487.84


* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at Student Care website

**As students’ progress through the program they will apply to write their certificate of competency examinations through the Alberta Boilers Safety Association.  This is organized through the program area.  Students will be notified of the scheduled exams and will be asked to provide payment just prior to each examination.  The cost for each exam is $97 but is subject to change without notice.  Students in the 3rd Class Power Engineering program will be required to write four exams.

***Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar


 Program structure

The program includes four months of classes in ABSA Part A and B Theory, and if eligible, a six-month, paid work placement (depending on availability).

Term 1
Course Course Title Credits
PECO 3100 Applied Science 4
PECO 3200 Plant Services  4
PECO 3300 Steam Generation  4
PECO 3400 Prime Movers and Auxiliaries  4
  Total 16
Term 2 (6 months) 
Course Course Title Credits
PECO 3500 Work Experience*  12

* Students without confirmed coop work terms two weeks after the classroom course end date will not be enrolled in PECO 3500. Students who successfully complete 6 months of ABSA recognized steam time, may apply for Advanced Credit for PECO 3500.