Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses

When Tucker was done reading “The Easiest Order To Write Your Power Engineering Exams” in the comments he asked, “Where did you get the credit to get the full steam time from 4th-1st within 3.75 years? Curious to know if there are any courses out there to reduce steam time for 2nd/1st. Thank you.”

This comment reminded me of when I was in that exact situation, looking for an approved online course to reduce my required firing time. It was/is difficult to find which Colleges or Universities are offering approved online programs/courses to reduce the required firing time to complete your certification.

Throughout 4th to 1st class I completed online Power Engineering distance learning courses to reduce my required firing time. Here is a summary of the courses I completed through each class to reduce my required firing time.

4th Class – NAIT program completion = 6 month required firing time reduction. 12 month required firing time to 6 month required firing time with completing an approved distance learning course. If tackling your 4th Class through distance learning it’s now a requirement to complete an approved course to qualify to take a 4th Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination. From the ABSA website: “Qualification for 4th Class Examination, a candidate must have successfully completed a 4th class course in power engineering satisfactory to the Administrator.”

3rd Class – NAIT Program completion = 6 month required firing time reduction. 12 month required firing time to 6 month required firing time with completing an approved distance learning course. From the ABSA website: “The Administrator may grant 6 months’ credit towards the work experience for the successful completion of a 3rd class power engineering course.”

2nd Class – NAIT Part A, SAIT Part B Program completion = 9 month required firing time reduction. 24 month required firing time to 15 month required firing time with completing an approved distance learning course. From the ABSA website: “The Administrator may grant 9 months’ credit towards the work experience required by the successful completion of a 2nd class power engineering course.”

1st Class – SAIT program completion = 12 month required firing time reduction. 30 month required firing time reduction to 18 month required firing time with completing an approved distance learning course. From the ABSA website: “The Administrator may grant 12 months’ credit towards the experience for successful completion of a course in power engineering satisfactory to the Administrator that leads towards a 1st Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency examination.”

Note: This is a summary of my experience while completing my Power Engineering examinations. The regulations have already changed for 4th Class. Make sure you check with your local jurisdiction for the regulations specific to your situation. 

With Tuckers question in mind here is a list of all the Power Engineering distance learning courses across Canada I’m aware of.

The Power Engineering distance learning programs are separated by province, much like the Power Engineering Steam Labs & Your Complete List Of Power Engineering Programs posts.

If you’re looking for a summary of all the Power Engineering Training Courses available across Canada. You can read more about all of the 75 plus Full Time, Distance Learning, Exam Prep and Steam Lab available courses here Power Engineering Training Courses

If you’ve already completed a Power Engineering distance learning course(s), from one of the Colleges or Universities listed below, make sure you fill out the poll at the bottom of the post. The poll has been set up to enable multiple votes. I’ve voted NAIT & SAIT. It’ll be interesting to see where the majority of Power Engineers completed their distance learning courses.

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses British Columbia

British Columbia Institute Of Technology “BCIT”

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Course Name: Power Engineering

Program: Firing time reduction for 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification, 2nd Class Certification, 1st Class Certification.

Find out more information here: BCIT Power Engineering

Find out more information here: Power Engineering Distance Learning Brochure

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses Alberta

Northern Alberta Institute Of Technologies “NAIT”

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Course Name: Power Engineering Computer Managed Learning Course

Program: Firing time reduction for 5th Class Certification, 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification, 2nd Class Certification Part A.

Find out more information here: NAIT Power Engineering Computer Managed Learning Courses

Southern Alberta Institute Of Technologies “SAIT”

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Course Name: Power Engineering Certificate Of Achievements

Program: Firing time reduction for 5th Class Certification, 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification, 2nd Class Certification, 1st Class Certification.

Find out more information here:  5th Class Power Engineering Certificate Of Achievement

4th Class Power Engineering Certificate Of Achievement

3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate Of Achievement

2nd Class Power Engineering Certificate Of Achievement

1st Class Power Engineering Certificate Of Achievement

Lakeland College

Location: Lloydminster, Alberta

Course Name: Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

Program: Firing time reduction for 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification, 2nd Class Certification.

Find out more information here:  4th Class Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

3rd Class Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

2nd Class Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

Keyano College

Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta

Course Name: Power Engineering – Computer Managed Learning

Program: Firing time reduction for 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification.

Find out more information here: Keyano College Power Engineering – Computer Managed Learning

Northern Lakes College

Location: Peace River, AB

Course Name: Power Engineering 5th/4th/3rd Class

Program: Firing time reduction for 5th Class Certification, 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification.

Find out more information here:  Power Engineering 5th Class

Power Engineering 4th Class

Power Engineering 3rd Class

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses Saskatchewan

Lakeland College

Location: Lloydminster, Alberta

Course Name: Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

Program: Firing time reduction for 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification, 2nd Class Certification.

Find out more information here:  4th Class Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

3rd Class Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

2nd Class Power Engineering – Online & Blended Learning

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses Manitoba

Red River College

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Course Name: Power Engineering

Program: Firing time reduction for 5th Class Certification, 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification.

Find out more information here:  Red River College – 5th Class Power Engineering

Red River College – 4th Class Power Engineering

Red River College – 3rd Class Power Engineering

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses Ontario

Location: Ontario, Canada

Course Name: Power Engineering Training Services

Program: Firing time reduction for 4th Class Certification, 3rd Class Certification, 2nd Class Certification, 1st Class Certification.

Find out more information here: 4th Class Power Engineering Training Services

3rd Class Power Engineering Training Services

2nd Class Power Engineering Training Services

1st Class Power Engineering Training Services

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses Quebec

Does the rest of Eastern Canada, not offer distance learning Power Engineering programs? Do you know of any? Let me know in the comments below.

Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses Prince Edward Island

Power Engineering Courses Newfoundland

Power Engineering Courses Nova Scotia

Power Engineering Courses New Brunswick

Where did you complete your distance learning course(s)?

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If you haven’t completed a distance learning Power Engineering course, click the blue “View Results” below, to see where Power Engineers have completed theirs. Multiple votes have been enabled for this poll.

Note: I imagine this list will evolve over time as more Power Engineering distance learning courses are offered. If you are aware of any other courses throughout Canada that are not on the list, let me know in the comments below, with the website link and I’ll add them. I imagine there is as, I have a hard time believe none of the Universities or Colleges offer such a course in Eastern Canada.

15 thoughts on “Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses”

      1. Cambrian college does offer their program now online, however I believe it is without any time reduction. Classes are streamed online and work material is online

  1. I’m thinking of doing correspondence through NAIT. Do you need to get the textbooks like SAIT requires you to or is everything online?

    1. John,

      When I completed my 4th, 3rd, and first half of 2nd Class NAIT correspondence course from 2011-2012 I was required to purchase the textbooks. I’d imagine that’s still the case as I haven’t heard of Pan Global having approved online textbooks or E-books.

      1. Ya you’re right. Thanks for the reply! How did you manage to complete your 3rd in 6 months? I just registered for the 3rd class A correspondence course. They give you a 52 weeks but I would love to finish both A & B as quick as you did. Any tips?

        1. John,

          It was definitely a lot of studying in a short amount of time to complete my 3rd Class in 6 months. One thing that helped me was having friends each working on their 3rd class at the same time. We’d all study together and have a competition amongst ourselves who could do better on the Part B exams when we wrote them.

  2. Looking to do forth class power engineering online in Ontario. Is there anywhere to do this that know of? Or can I register to SAIT/NAIT and complete from Ontario? Currently living in Calgary but moving to Ontario this fall. Any help is appreciated. Thanks David

  3. hi
    i am from manitoba and preparing for class 4 examination. I did it previously i got 63%.
    I have to do next attempt.
    I am very confident about clear 4-A , i am planning to join any online course for 4-B .
    can someone please help me out to choose online course , which college is better to understand and learn course . Do they provide online tutorials for learning .?
    thanks.

  4. Hello,

    I am a 3rd class power engineer in New Brunswick who recently graduated from a two year power engineering program and I am currently working on my 2nd class papers. I am wondering if it is possible to take anyone of these distance learning programs in another province and have it reduce my steam time here in NB? Any clarification on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks

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