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 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
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 $ 13,416
Student Union $ 168
Graduation Fee $ 100
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Total $ 14,104
1stinstallment due on first day of class $ 8,738
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 5,366

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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