Power Lab 200 Hour Course

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure Program Dates

The Power Lab 200 Hour Course will help you acquire your 4th Class Power Engineering Certification if you have completed your Part A and B theory courses, but do not have the six-month stream experience needed to become certified. The course is offered as an interactive training lab.

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to write the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) 4A and 4B exams to become certified. If you have already completed the exams, you will need to submit your AB66 form to ABSA. Your steam chief will give you this form when you complete the course.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar, or our Power Engineering/Process Operations Administrative Assistant by email or call 780-791-4955.  Learn more about what our program has to offer in the video below.

Admission requirements

To apply for the course, you must have completed an ABSA 4th Class Part A and B Power Engineering Theory Course, or an equivalent program.

Tuition and fees

Tuition for the Power Lab 200 Hour Course is $6,145.00 (GST included). A $55.00 lab fee is included in this total.

Program Dates

February 20, 2023 - March 24, 2023

April 3, 2023 - May 5, 2023

May 15, 2023 - June 16, 2023

August 28, 2023 - September 29, 2023

October 2, 2023 - November 2, 2023

November 13, 2023 - December 15, 2023

February 19, 2024 - March 22, 2024

April 1, 2024 - May 3, 2024

May 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024



You will be assigned a temporary iPad tablet to use with the course on your first day of classes. If you would like a physical copy of course material, you can purchase a lab booklet at the Keyano College Bookstore.

Payment options

Tuition is due in full when registering for the course. We accept:

  • Credit cards - Visa, Mastercard and American Express
  • Cheques - payable to Keyano College
  • Cash (in-person only)
  • Interac (in-person only)

Refund policy

To obtain a refund from the course, you must contact the Office of the Registrar by phone at 780-791-4801, email or in-person. We will withdraw you from the course and initiate the refund.

You must request a refund five working days or earlier before the course starts and a $500 fee is retained by Keyano College. We will not issue a refund if your request is dated less than five working days before the course starts. The dean or director may overrule this policy in exceptional circumstances.

Material fees are non-refundable.

The refund policy does not apply for company purchases of full courses from Keyano College.

Re-scheduling the course

Choosing to re-schedule your course is treated as a cancellation.

Program structure

 The Power Lab 200 Hour Course includes hands-on training and learning in:
  • Lab Orientation
  • Safety, Legislation and Plant Orientation
  • System Drawings
  • Pipe Fittings and Valves
  • Electric Motors
  • Instrumentation
  • Water Treatment Equipment and Testing
  • Feedwater Pumps, Heat Exchangers and Deaerators
  • Boiler Start-Up, Operation and Shutdown
  • Elliott Steam Turbine Generators
  • HVAC Systems
  • Air Compressors
  • Caterpillar Internal Combustion Engine
  • Boiler House Maintenance



Keyano College power labThe course is delivered at the Power Engineering and Process Operations Power Lab, located at 8005 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7.