Fourth Class Power Engineering Power Lab

About This Program

This course is a non-credit course, and is not part of the Power Engineering Diploma Program. For more information about the Diploma program please contact Advising at 403.529.3819. This course is not considered a course equivalency for any section of the MHC Power Engineering Diploma program.

This course is approved by the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) and meets the standard for a 4th class power lab and is considered equivalent to six months power plant experience required by the Power Engineering Regulation for a 4th class power engineer. Topics and Competencies include:

  • Boiler fittings, boiler controls, and safe work practices within a power lab.
  • Start up, operation, and shut down of a low pressure boiler, high pressure firetube, and high pressure watertube boiler.
  • Start up, operation and shut down of all power plant auxiliary equipment (including: feedwater pumps, turbines, generators).
  • Boiler water treatment testing and control parameters.

Evaluation: Students must complete a minimum 200 hours in the Medicine Hat College power lab in order to be eligible to obtain an ABSA 4th Class Power Engineering Power Lab Certificate. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled classes. A grade will be issued based on completed assignments, daily operation and a Final Practical Operation Exam. A certificate of completion will be issued to students who successfully complete all required elements of the program.

Fall 2017 dates TBD
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Successful completion of 4th Class Power Engineering Part A theory course and registration in Part B from a recognized post-secondary institution. Please email your transcripts to within one week of registering.

Register in person, or by phone only at 403.529.3844.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration to hold a seat. Full tuition must be received by the registration deadline.


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Program Contact

Continuing Studies
Erin Ferris
Tel: 403.502.8975