Power engineering is a career choice with many different options for employment and great potential for career advancement. If you are looking for a rewarding career working with industrial equipment and machinery, we can help you get there.
Please Note: The power engineering technology diploma is a competitive entry program. Meeting minimum published admission averages does not guarantee admission to the program.
Power engineers supervise, operate and maintain machinery and boilers that provide power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services to industrial and commercial facilities. They are responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of industrial equipment such as boilers, steam and gas turbines, generators, gas and diesel internal combustion engines, pumps, condensers, compressors, pressure vessels and related controls. In large industrial or building complexes, they may also be responsible for heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, fire systems and building control systems.
Medicine Hat College offers a two-year Power Engineering Diploma program where students are taken to the second class level and able to write the first part of their second class exams upon graduation. This makes students more desirable to employers and opens the door to many more job options. Our power engineering building boasts a modern, state-of-the-art lab with an actual plant environment so that we can provide you with the practical experience required by leading companies.
We also offer small lab groups, allowing you ample hands-on operating time. If you enjoy controlling and operating manual and automated systems, analyzing information and solving problems, and having clear rules and organized methods for your work, power engineering may be a good fit for you. People drawn to this field tend to have a mechanical and electrical aptitude, good eye-hand co-ordination and an ability to work well with others in a team environment.
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The working conditions vary considerably, from being stationed in a control room environment, to power generating stations in industrial plants or buildings. Career satisfaction and excelling at one’s job are some of the greatest rewards in the field of power engineering. The job market is at a peak and in recent years students from our program have experienced a 95 percent employment rate upon graduation, and usually earn above average wages.
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