Power Lab 200 Hour Course

We are offering a new evening and Saturday 200 Power Lab 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

Weekday Program Intakes

Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


  • August 26, 2024 – September 27, 2024
  • September 30, 2024 – October 1, 2024
  • November 11, 2024 – December 13, 2024
  • February 17, 2025 – March 21, 2025
  • March 31, 2025 – May 2, 2025
  • May 12, 2025 – June 13, 2025


Note: A minimum requirement of students is required to be registered to run the power lab course.


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.