Holland College | Power Engineering



Power Engineering

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Marine Training Centre
Credential: Certificate, 4th Level Power Engineer
  • Grade 12 academic
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Emphasis is placed on abilities in math and physics

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fee is an additional $4,000 per year.
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 13,153
Student Union $ 168
Graduation Fee $ 100
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Total $ 13,831
1stinstallment due on first day of class $ 8,570
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 5,261

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Power plants
  • Waste treatment plants
  • Wind power sites
  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Food processing plants
  • Large building complexes
  • Other industries that utilize large industrial equipment

Program Overview

Power engineers are responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of boilers, turbines, and refrigeration and air conditioning in commercial or industrial buildings.

Your knowledge of math and physics will be paired with the mechanical and technical knowledge needed to begin a career as a 4th Level power engineer. You will learn how to troubleshoot issues and make repairs on a variety of equipment. As you acquire more qualifying experience and training, you will be able to upgrade your classification through the provincial certification process. 

Students enrolled in the 4th Class Power Engineering program will have access to a functioning power lab and a thermal generating plant simulator, both of which are provided on site, offering you the opportunity to troubleshoot and resolve issues with the types of equipment that you’ll encounter when you start your career.

Take a virtual tour of the Marine Training Centre here.

Course Content

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Plant Services
  • Prime Movers
  • Refrigeration/Air Conditioning
  • Electricity
  • Plant Safety


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