Industrial Engineers

Vancouver Island University

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Power Engineering/Process Operator - 4th Class

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Field of Study:Engineering Technology, General
Length:32 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $12,828
Careers:Industrial Engineers


Start an exciting and challenging career as a power engineer with specialized training that will prepare you to maintain and operate industrial power and processing plants of the 21st century.

Power engineers play an integral role managing and operating large systems as energy demands continue to grow. They operate equipment for our comfort and various applications that impact our daily lives. Today's power engineers learn about renewable energy and environmentally-friendly power systems, and help find sustainable energy solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change and global warming.

Highly skilled graduates of the 4th Class Power Engineering/Process Operator 32-week Certificate Program at Vancouver Island University find high paying careers in a myriad of industrial settings such as pulp and paper mills, sawmills, the oil and gas industry, in hospitals, universities and public and commercial buildings maintaining and managing industrial power plants.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   Science 
  • 2 of  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 English 

  • Graduation from BC secondary school, or equivalent from another school system,

  • Minimum 17 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

  • Resume and/or personal profile and/or references may be required.

  • Interview may be required.

  • Mathematics and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required.

  • Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions.

  • Good hand/eye coordination.

  • Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments.

  • Valid driver's license will be required for vehicle and equipment operation.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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