Power Engineering and Gas Processing

By , May 5, 2014

An entry-level program that provides graduates with training in 4th Class Power Engineering, 160 hours of firing time on the NLC Boiler, and all four levels of Gas Process Operations (GPO). Students will qualify for the BC Safety Authority Provincial Examinations by successfully completing Parts A and B of the 4th Class Power Engineering component of the program. The focus of the program is to provide students with the practical skills needed to function effectively in the industry. This program is driven by the needs of the oil, gas, pulping, and other industries requiring 4th Class Power Engineer certification.

Career Prospects: A wide range of plant environments including power generation, chemical, petrochemical, pulp/paper/wood product, manufacturing, food and beverage processing, utility plants of universities, hospitals, office buildings, and shopping malls, and at large-scale refrigeration and other industrial facilities.

Admission Prerequisites

  • Grade 11 level completion that includes Grade 11 English, Grade 11 Math (Pre-Calculus), and Grade 11 Physics (or equivalent), all with 67 per cent (C+) or higher; AND
  • Complete the Basic Math and Physical Sciences: Problems and Solutions Workbook prior to the start

Where is the program offered?

Northern Lights College, Fort St. John (starts September)


For more information and a Job Description for Power Engineering and Gas Processing, see Page 2!

For more information on Power Engineering and Gas Processing at Northern Lights College, go to the NLC website.

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