Power Engineering Technology
Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.
- Two-year diploma
- Fall start
Get yourself an empowering career. Power Engineering certification is from fifth class to first class, and there is a program available at SAIT to train you at all levels! Our Power Engineering Technology diploma arms you with the skills to become a third class power engineer responsible for controlling large, complex power and process systems, and performing production work in the operation and development of large-scale energy projects.
Graduates find work as plant operators, design assistants, research and development assistants and process operators in the petroleum, power, petrochemical, refining, and pulp and paper industries. Opportunities also exist for positions in field and design offices and mechanical or industrial sales outlets.
Manual dexterity and mechanical ability is helpful. Students should be aware that colour blind testing may be required by some employers. Eighty per cent attendance is a requirement to successfully complete the program. Successful students will have the ability to gather technical information and use it to troubleshoot large electromechanical systems.