Thompson Rivers University

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4th Class Power Engineering Technology Foundation Program

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Field of Study:Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Length:9 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,487
Careers:Industrial Engineers


As a power engineer you’ll maintain and operate heating and power plants, refrigeration systems and auxiliary equipment like pumps, compressors, steam turbines, electrical generators, cooling towers and water treatment systems. You’ll have the opportunity to work in commercial facilities like hospitals, schools and apartment buildings, or industrial facilities like mines, mills, power generation stations and petrochemical plants.

Plants are certified and regulated by Technical Safety BC and plant size determines the certification required, ranging from 5th and 4th class for small plants to 2nd and 1st class certificates required for larger plants.

What makes TRU's program unique:

Hands-on experience operating TRU’s comprehensive steam power training plant. Its two boilers are capable of producing over 10,000lbs of 150 psi steam per hour, turning a 50kw steam turbine and producing enough electricity to power 30 homes.
Gain experience on two types of gas-fired steam boilers: Watertube and Firetube.
Field and Control Room position training opportunities.
Modified on December 08, 2021