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Obtain the skills and knowledge required to become a licensed power engineer. You will learn to safely and effectively operate major equipment in commercial and industrial buildings.

This program’s instruction meets the rating requirements and licensing as regulated by the Manitoba Department of Labour under the Power Engineers Act. A plant’s physical size determines a power engineer’s licensing requirements.

Program Outline

Required courses:

  • Power Engineering 5th Class - C
  • Power Engineering 4th Class A - C
  • Power Engineering 4th Class B  - C
  • Power Engineering 3rd Class A1 - C
  • Power Engineering 3rd Class A2 - C
  • Power Engineering 3rd Class B1 - C
  • Power Engineering 3rd Class B2 - C


  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

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 for additional contact information.
ENGI-1008Power Eng. 5th Class
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Learn the technical skills required to operate and maintain low pressure boilers and related mechanical equipment such as air compressors, generators, motors, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, steam or hot water boilers to provide utilities such as light, heat, climate control etc. for buildings and industrial processes.

You will have the opportunity to apply the theory in the Power Engineering Lab located at our Notre Dame Campus.

ENGI-1016Power Eng. 4th Class - A
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This course include: duties of a power engineer; acts, regulations, and codes; mathematics; mechanics I, II; thermodynamics; steam boiler types and construction part B; boiler parts and fittings; principle and application of various types of pumps; fittings - deaeraors, feed water heaters, etc.; elementary principles of combustion; combustion equipment - burners, draft fans, stokers, etc.; and feed water; internal and external treatment.

ENGI-1017Power Eng. 4th Class - B
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Basic electricity; steam turbines, types and their applications; gas turbines; refrigeration and air compression; diesel engines; prime movers; pumps

ENGI-1023Power Eng. 3rd Class - A1
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The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to write the Department of Labour exam.  This first paper covers Applied Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and basic chemistry, and explores mechanical properties and mechanical drawings.

ENGI-1027Power Eng. 3rd Class - B1
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The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to write the Department of Labour exam. This first paper covers Boilers and pressure plants and construction,  the proper firing methods, Boiler control systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Theory of pumping, and Welding under the Power Engineer's responsibility.

ENGI-1114Power Eng. 3rd Class - B2
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The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to write the Department of Labour exam. This second paper covers Steam engines and turbines, Internal combustion Engines, the theory and classification of Air compressors, Refrigeration, and lubrication and systems operations under the Power Engineer's responsibility.

ENGI-1125Power Eng. 3rd Class - A2
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The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to write the Department of Labour exam. This second paper covers Industrial Legislation, ASME codes and pressure piping, fuels and combustion, electrotechnology, electrical calculations, control instrumentation, Fire Prevention and plant safety, the types and arrangements of industrial plants under the Power Engineer's responsibility.

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Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

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

Employment Potential

Opportunities will exist in environments such as industrial plants, school divisions, and corporate and private buildings.

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