Power Engineer

Brad traded 80-hour work-weeks

and the stressful demands of a management career in forestry for the Power Engineering program at Grande Prairie Regional College. He now has a challenging career and a balanced lifestyle, including more time off and weekends with his wife. Imagine that.

Flexible Training Program Options

GPRC's Power Engineering is a program with entry and exit points throughout the program. Students can enter at the beginning of the program and continue for two years and finish with a full Interprovincial Third Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency [issued by Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA). Students may also leave after the Fourth Class portion with a full Fourth Class Interprovincial Power Engineers Fourth Class Certificate of Competency (issued by ABSA). Students who need to complete either portion of the Third Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency may enter the program at that time and complete either Part A or Part B of the Third Class Interprovincial Power Engineering Certificate of Competency.

Ideal for people who...

  • Have a mechanical, electrical or technical aptitude
  • Have good vision, hearing, manual dexterity & hand-eye coordination
  • Have the ability to work safely & efficiently
  • Have the ability to work well with others in a team environment

Potential career paths include:

  • Gas Plants
  • Power Generating Plants
  • Heavy Oil Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Pulp Mills
  • Food Production Plants
  • Refineries
  • Hospitals

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