Power Engineering Steam Labs

Power Engineering Steam Labs

Wow it has been just over a year since this post was originally posted and over 2500 power engineers have joined the Power Engineering 101 mailing list.

Once joining the mailing list I send and email saying thank you for joining and ask you to answer a couple questions. One of the questions is:

What have you have found most difficult throughout your Power Engineering career.” 

The overwhelming response to this question has been “currently trying or at some point trying to obtain steam time to complete my certification.”

With these responses I’ve compiled a list of all of the Power Engineers Steam Labs which provide you with the necessary steam time to qualify to write Part B of your provincial examinations.

This list includes includes Power Labs or Steam Labs and not one or two year tech programs. If your looking for distance learning or one and two year tech programs. Here is Your Complete List Of Power Engineering Programs & Power Engineering Distance Learning Courses.

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

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Power Engineering Steam Labs Alberta

Northern Alberta Institute Of Technologies “NAIT”

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Course Name: POWC316 – Power Engineering Fourth Class Boiler Lab

Hours: 212

Find Out More Information Here: NAIT Steam Lab

Southern Alberta Institute Of Technologies “SAIT”

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Course Name: PWEN-225 Power Engineering Fourth Class Lab

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: SAIT Steam Lab

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Lakeland College

Location: Lloydminster, Alberta

Course Name: QTRA 231 Steam Lab

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: Lakeland College Steam Lab

Keyano College

Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta

Course Name: Keyano College 200 Hour Fourth Class Power Lab

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: Keyano College Steam Lab

Portage College

Location: Cold Lake, AB or Lac La Biche, AB

Course Name: Power Engineering

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: Portage College Power Engineering 

Medicine Hat College

Location:  Medicine Hat, Alberta

Course Name: Fourth Class Power Engineering Power Lab

Hours: 208

Find Out More Information Here: Medicine Hat Power Lab 

Northern Lakes College

Location: Peace River, AB

Course Name: Power Engineering 4th Lab Cert

Hours: 5 weeks

Find Out More Information Here: Northern Lakes College Steam Lab

Power Engineering Steam Labs Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Location: Regina, SK or Saskatoon, SK

Course Name: Part 1 Power Engineering 4th Class /Power Lab 1 (ENGP 1802)

Course Name: Part 2 Power Engineering 4th Class /Power Lab 2 (ENGP 1803)

Hours: 180hrs combined

Find Out More Information Here: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Power Lab Power Lab 1 And Power Lab 2

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Course Name: Power Engineering 200hr 4th Class Power Lab (ENGP 1807)

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: Saskatchewan Polytechnic 200hr 4th Class Power Lab

Saskatchewan Indian Institute Of Technologies “SIIT”

Location: Meadow Lake, SK

Course Name: 4th Class Power Engineering Technical Boiler Lab

Hours: 160

Find Out More Information Here: SIIT Steam Lab

Lakeland College

Location: Lloydminster, Alberta

Course Name: QTRA 231 Steam Lab

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: Lakeland College Steam Lab

Parkland College *Still Commissioning*

Location: Yorkton, SK

Course Name: Power Engineering Technician (Fourth Class)

Hours: 37 weeks September 2016 – June 2017

Find Out More Information Here: Parkland College Power Engineering

Power Engineering Steam Labs British Columbia

British Columbia Institute Of Technology

Location: Burnaby, BC

Course Name: POWR 0250 – Power Lab

Hours: 200

Find Out More Information Here: BCIT Power Lab

 

Note: I imagine this list will evolve over time as more Power Engineering Steam Labs continue to be offered. If you are aware of any other Power Labs throughout Canada which are not on the list let me know through the comment section or the forum with the website link and I’ll add them.

8 thoughts on “Power Engineering Steam Labs”

  1. PowerEngineer2013

    Hi there:
    I am currently completing my 3rd Class Power Engineering via correspondents. Is there a Third Class Power Lab similar to the 4th Class 200 hr Power Lab that anyone is aware of.

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Nait use to offer it but the industry didn’t want it. They don’t want people with tickets with no real world experience. The market has become overloaded with people due to these power labs.

  2. The “schools” are offering the power labs because they want they $, but people who are buying their tickets are not real PE’s. ABSA is allowing the market to be flooded with people who get their tickets through a power lab.

    1. James:
      I believe you may be misinformed, and a bit bitter in making such simple accusations. I teach the Power Engineering lab, and have worked in the field as an operator for over 30+ years. I can assure you throughout my time in the field, that the students are better equipped coming out of the labs then completing work terms. In addition, this has been the direct feedback from various oil, gas and utilities companies we partner with.
      Just for your information, the students in the labs start up and shut down boilers on a daily basis for the period of the course. (Also included in the course: starting up pumps, running generators and syncing to a grid, draining steam lines, starting up and shutting down boilers or various makes and models.) This allows the students to walkthrough all steps of a boiler start up and shutdown as a individual or team whereas you may only see a portion of that procedure during a work-term. I do believe the field work terms adds a different value and allows you to see some specific routines (ie taking samples etc) that are missing from the course and builds a relationship with the company for future employment (if you can secure one in this depressed economy). However, during a work term at a facility, I can guarantee the students coming out of the lab know a tremendous amount more than someone coming out of their work term. In addition, someone on work-terms would only see a couple boiler shutdowns in which you may be involved in only a small piece of the start up and shutdown if any at all.

      Please educated yourself James, before making simple misinformed comments.

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