Power Engineering - Coop

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

We offer a four-month Power Engineering - Coop program for those looking to gain their 4th Class or 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

View our admission requirements for the 4th Class and 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate program. If you have any questions about the program, please call the Power Engineering Department at 780-792-2690 or email powerprocess@keyano.ca.

4th Class Power Engineering Certificate Program 

Completed High School Diploma, with:

3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate Program 
  • Proof of your Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) 4th Class Power Engineering Certification
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency.

Intake Dates

Winter 2021

4th Class Power Engineering Coop Program

  • March 1, 2021 to June 18, 2021

3rd Class Power Engineering Coop Program

  • March 1, 2021 to June 18, 2021

Tuition and fees

Full Time Fees
 
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students
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
Total Fees $690.12
Total Tuition & Fees ***$6,604.12

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters .

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

***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 4th Class Power Engineering program will be required to write two exams.

***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.

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).

Online courses will be delivered via Moodle and Zoom software. Please ensure that you can log into your KeyanoMail account.

There is a textbook required for this program and can be purchased from our Keyano bookstore. Preparatory Math Topics for Power Engineering.

Power Engineering CO-OP 4th CLASS

Term 1 
Course Course Title Credits
PECO 4100 Applied Science  4
PECO 4200 Plant Services  4
PECO 4300 Steam Generation 
PECO 4400 Prime Movers and Auxiliaries  4
  Total  16
Term 2
Course Course Title Credits
PECO 4500 Work Experience*  12

* Students without confirmed coop work terms two weeks after the classroom course end date will not be enrolled in PECO 4500. Students who successfully complete a steam lab (4th class certificate only) or 6 months of ABSA recognized steam time, may apply for Advanced Credit for PECO 4500.

NOTE: Students must successfully graduate form 4th Class Power Engineering Coop certificate to apply and be eligible to continue into the 3rd Class Power Engineering Coop certificate.

Power Engineering CO-OP 3rd CLASS

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.

 **Optional Preparatory Math for Power Engineers**

This course is strongly recommended for individuals who are considering enrolling in any of the Power Engineering programs (Coop or CML). The course will cover the foundational math concepts necessary to support success in these program areas. It is suggested students have successfully completed either Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 prior to taking this course.

Program structure

Online courses will be delivered via Moodle and Zoom software. Please ensure that you can log into your Keyano Mail account.

There is a textbook required for this program and can be purchased from our Keyano bookstore.

Preparatory Math Topics for Power Engineering

Course Schedule

Course Code Semester Course Date/Day Time Room

Tuition

CEPEMA100 Summer Preparatory Math for Power Engineers

Aug 23 - 27, 2021

(M-F)

9:00am-4:00pm TBA

$325 + GST