POW5F-CT Power Engineering - 5th Class

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Overview

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  • 17-week Certificate program
  • Entry date: January
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
Description
This program will provide you with the skills required to operate and maintain boilers and related mechanical equipment such as air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, air conditioning units, refrigeration equipment, and steam or hot water boilers to provide utilities such as light, heat, climate control or power for buildings and industrial processes.

The rating requirements and licensing of engineers are regulated by the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner under The Power Engineers Act and Regulations. In Manitoba and Winnipeg in particular, Fifth Class power engineers operate mainly in heating and air conditioning equipment, and in some facilities, in refrigeration.

To register now:
Phone: 204.694.1789 (Monday to Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm CDT) 
Toll-Free: 1.866.242.7073 (Monday to Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm CDT)

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).
Upon acceptance into the program, submit an Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) check document, dated no more than six months prior to you attending the practicum, and a Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) Check and Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check dated no more than three months prior to attending the practicum. For more information see: Police Information Check. See CO/OP Practicum Information for further details.

All students are also strongly advised to attend a regularly scheduled information session prior to enrolling in the program. Please visit Power Engineering - 5th Class for scheduled dates.

Regular Admission Requirements
  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 Applied Math or Pre-Calculus Math 40s
      • Grade 11 Physics or Chemistry 30S
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so. See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for verification purposes. 
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option within 30 days of applying. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for review.
    • If you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
        Listening 8, Speaking 7, Reading 8, Writing 7 
        or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.0, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.0,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 3.5
      • If completing an assessment, we strongly advise you complete it before submitting your application to ensure you meet language requirements and can submit your results within 30 days of applying.
      • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
      • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts. 
        and
  3. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • Submit a completed Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.


Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Jan 06, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,999.001
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$550.002
1Includes Health and Dental Fees Students may be eligible for funding from Employment Manitoba. Candidates should contact one of the Employment Manitoba Centres to discuss their eligibility for funding. Centre locations can be found at the Employment Manitoba web site http://www.gov.mb.ca/employment/
2Student is responsible for providing own Personal Protective Equipment required for the practicum job sites, including: Safety shoes (CSA approved), Safety glasses (CSA approved), Hard hat (CSA approved) and Hearing protection (ear plugs or headphones).

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8787
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8787
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.04.53.5
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.06.56.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20181921

Program Outline

Required courses

  • Basic Math - Power Engineering 5th Class    
  • Basic Communications - Power Engineering 5th Class
  • Power Engineering 5th Class – Theory  
  • Power Engineering 5th Class - Practicum C
  • Emergency First Aid with CPR C  
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • General Safety Training

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ENGI-1015Basic Math - Power Engineering 5th Class
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Develop mathematical skills necessary to perform basic calculations. Review basic arithmetic and geometry calculations, understand fractions and solve practical problems using ratio and direct proportions.

ENGI-1020Basic Communications - Power Eng. 5th
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A core component of the Power Engineering Program, the Basic Communications Course stresses valuable fundamental skills to assist you in improving communication competency and confidence for employment attainment, change, and advancement.

ENGI-1123Power Eng. 5th Class - Theory
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Students will gain a general knowledge of the purpose, content and application of the boiler and pressure vessel codes and regulations, including the Power Engineers’ Regulations. They will also be introduced to CSA and ASME Codes for Power and Heating Boilers.Other topics include applied sciences such as thermodynamics, safety and WHMIS, welding and plumbing theory, pumps, piping and valves, boiler details, fittings and controls, fuels and combustion, boiler operation and maintenance, water treatment, heating systems and human comforts, refrigeration and air conditioning systems and accessories and controls, air compression and electricity.

HEAL-1846Emerg. First Aid with CPR C
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This course provides simple First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment for individuals who want an overview of First Aid and CPR for the home or workplace. This  course covers the role, function and responsibilities of the first aider, skills needed to recognize and respond to emergencies, shock and  treatment, major bleeds. obstructed airway and other breathing emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies,  and CPR Level C. CPR Level C covers adult/child/baby CPR - one rescuer, adult/child/baby choking, barrier devices/pocket masks, AED, adult/child 2-rescuer CPR.

PRAC-1263Power Eng. 5th - Practicum C
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To be eligible to write the Fifth Class Power Engineer’s Certificate of Competency exam, students must have completed 250 hours of documented relevant experience in a licensed plant.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
More Information

This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

This program integrates classroom theory with related on-the-job training, terms of academic study, and practicums. A 250-hour practicum is integrated throughout the program.

You must have PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) prior to starting your practicum. This includes safety shoes (CSA approved), safety glasses (CSA approved), hard hat (CSA approved), and hearing protection (ear plugs or headphones).


Practicum Prerequisite

To enter the practicum, you must:

  1. Submit a personal resume.
  2. Upon acceptance into the program, submit Adult Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Check (ACRVS) and Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) check and Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) check documents. The checks must be conducted no more than six months before the start date of your practicum (three months for the PCAR check and AAR check). Original documents must be submitted.

    For more information, see: Police Information Check
  3.  
  4. Submit your Red River College photo ID card.

The practicum is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, you will have the critical skills needed to function competently, professionally and ethically as a fifth class power engineer.

Upon completion of the Power Engineering Fifth Class program you should be able to:

  • Apply theory knowledge and skills to the Power Engineering Fifth Class function
  • Develop power engineering mathematics and physics applications
  • Gain the 250 hours of work experience
  • Prepare to write the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner Fifth Class License Exam

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete all courses in the program with a minimum mark of 75 per cent (C+) to be eligible to write the Manitoba Department of Labour Fifth Class License Exam.

A program GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75 percent of credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program you will graduate with honours.  If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Graduates have found employment in industrial plants, school divisions, and other commercial, industrial or public buildings.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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