FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS POE4F-CT Power Engineering Technology (4th Class)

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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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.
COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

ENGI-1080Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Math, and Mechanics
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This fundamental course combines aspects of mathematics, mechanics, and thermodynamics to develop the skills necessary to solve technical problems power engineers face on a daily basis. 

Mathematics- Students will become familiar with SI units of measurement and their symbols, and will acquire foundational knowledge in problem solving techniques, algebra, fractions, ratio and proportion, equations, percentages, areas and volumes.

Mechanics- Students will study physical laws and mathematical relationships relating to vectors, resultants, forces and moments, Newton’s laws, linear velocity and acceleration, weight and mass, work, pressure, energy and power, simple machines, friction, stress and strain, and power transmission.

Thermodynamics- Power engineers are tasked with efficient energy conversion in many aspects of their job, and as such will develop the fundamental knowledge of the physical principles and laws of thermodynamics, basic physical and chemistry properties, energy conversion, quantities, units, heat and temperature, methods of heat transfer, expansion of solids, liquids, and gasses, laws of perfect gasses.

ENGI-1081Metallurgy and Safety in Power Engineering
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A comprehensive knowledge of material properties and welding is crucial for a power engineer. In this introductory course students will study the basic principles of metallurgy, including crystal structures, solid solutions, iron-carbon phase diagrams, solidification of metals, alloys and alloying agents, welding metallurgy, and heat treatment techniques for steel. Welding processes are also studied on an introductory basis, with emphasis on terminology and principles. Furthermore, students will undertake preliminary study of destructive and non-destructive testing to determine material properties and material integrity. Piping system fundamentals are also covered in this course, with emphasis on correct assembly and material selection. Application of fabrication and installation codes, and Provincial acts and regulations, are studied, as they relate to boilers and pressure vessels.

Attention to Plant Safety is an intrinsic responsibility of all Power Engineers, and workers in general. Plant safety will be considered as it relates to Power Engineers. The application of safety programs in Power Plants will be described. The policies and procedures for the handling and storage of dangerous materials will be considered. The students will learn Industrial Plant fire safety, and typical fire extinguishing equipment and their operation.

ENGI-1082Electricity, Instrumentation and Control
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In this introductory course the student will learn and apply principles of electrical theory-from alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), through to magnetism and electromagnetism-and will become conversant with its associated terminology, symbols and types of diagrams related to the production, distribution and operation of electrical components and systems. They will problem-solve and perform calculations such as current, voltage, resistance, and power/power factor, and examine relationships among them, which are fundamental to many technical applications in industry.

In Instrumentation and Controls the students will learn the overall purpose and functions of plant instrumentation, the construction and operation of common measuring devices, describe basic types of transmitters, recorders, controllers, and actuators, describe the design and operation of electronic and electrical control systems. 

ENGI-1083Steam Generation 1
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In this introductory course students will become conversant in boiler terminology and will gain an understanding of the history of boiler development and design. Building upon this, they will study high- and low-pressure boiler types, design, construction, maintenance, inspection, operation and ancillary systems for combustion, fuel handling, feedwater supply and blowoff.

ENGI-1084Power Engineering 4F Lab
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A mandatory safety orientation will be completed. Following demonstrations by the instructors the students will, under supervision, directly apply their knowledge gained from theory courses to complete various projects in laboratory, workshop and power plant settings. Students will become familiar with the major components of a high pressure steam system, and the requirements for its safe and efficient operation, and develop a process flow diagram of the system. Hands on application of the safety and maintenance requirements pertaining to a powerhouse setting will be practiced. Students will complete projects of various types in the workshop to develop the skills required to perform running repairs in a Power House setting.

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ENGI-1085Prime Movers
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In this introductory course students will study prime mover and heat engine theory related to steam engines, internal combustion engines of both the gasoline and diesel type, steam turbines and gas turbines. Students should become conversant with the relevant terminology and be able to identify the operating principles as well as major components of the various heat engines. Students will study the classification of the various heat engines along with the principles of construction, operation, and maintenance. Students will study the theory of bearings and lubrication as it applies to heat engines.

Students will study the theory and operation of the various types of pumps and compressors encountered in industry. Students should become conversant with the relative terminology and be able to identify the major components of the various pumps and compressors. Students should be able to identify the advantages and limitations of each type and their suitability of use in various applications.

ENGI-1086Air Conditioning/HVAC
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In this introductory course students will learn various aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning systems, their associated components, (e.g., compression systems, heat exchangers, metering devices, capacity and cycle controls, accessories, pumps, coil types), and different systems operations, (e.g., absorption refrigeration, heat recovery, fan, duct, and air conditioning systems). Using thermodynamics of refrigeration, students will perform relevant calculations to gage heat gains/losses. They will study different types of refrigerants, as well as refrigeration and air conditioning systems pre-start-up procedures, refrigeration plant operation and maintenance. There are six lecture hours per week with a credit hour rating of six.

ENGI-1087Boiler Safety, Plant Types, and Water Treatment
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In this course, students will learn the design and operation of pressure relief valves, firing controls, low water level instruments, and a variety of boiler fittings. The student will relate the design and operation of these components according to the jurisdictional regulatory requirements and the applicable national and international codes, including, ASME Section 1, ASME Section IV, ASME Section VIII, ASME CSD-1, and CSA B51.

The students will learn the configuration of energy intensive industrial plants, such as hot oil, wood and biomass processing, liquid hydrocarbon processing, natural gas plants, food processing, and metallurgical processing. 

In water treatment, students will study the impurities found in untreated water, their effects and appropriate treatment methods. The course first establishes the necessary fundamental theoretical chemistry underpinnings.

ENGI-2083Steam Generation 2
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Building upon the knowledge gained in Steam Generation I, students will study the design, construction, application, maintenance and safe operation of watertube, firetube, and cast iron boilers with particular emphasis on heating boilers (ASME Code Section IV). Boiler components, including burners and fittings, are discussed in detail with a focus on ASME IV and CSA B51 code requirements. As well, students will examine various heating systems, e.g., steam, forced air, infrared and electric heating along with their associated components and equipment, as well as auxiliary building systems, e.g., lighting, building water supply and sanitary drainage system.

Prerequisites:
Take ENGI-1083; Minimum grade D,CR;
ENGI-2084Power Engineering 4W Lab
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A mandatory safety orientation will be completed. Following lectures and demonstrations by the instructors, the students will continue to build on Lab 4F outcomes and, under supervision, directly apply their knowledge gained from theory courses to complete various projects in the laboratory, workshop, and power plant settings. Students will become familiar with the major components of a high-pressure steam system and the requirements for its safe and efficient operation. Under direct supervision, students will operate high pressure boilers of the fire tube and water tube construction and the associated boiler accessories. Hands-on application of the safety and maintenance requirements pertaining to a powerhouse setting will be practiced. Students will complete water treatment and piping projects in the workshop to further develop the skills required to justify operational decisions and perform running repairs in a Power House setting. 

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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
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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.

WRKE-1028Work to Learn as a Power Engineer 1
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Pillars to work-integrated learning are collaboration, working, exploring, learning, production and reporting. This course will help you make the transition from school to work through collaborative partnerships between Industrial, Commercial, Institutional partners and Red River College by promoting work-integrated learning opportunities. Reflecting on the insights gained through these relationships will help you discover what it means to be a power engineer.

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