Program Model / Completion Requirements
Students must purchase textbooks for the Power Engineering - Distance Learning courses.
As students work through the Power Engineering Learning Materials printed material, they test their knowledge of each module by completing an online quiz. The quiz for each module consists of 10 to 15 multiple-choice questions and can be completed and graded online through The Learning Manager (TLM). Students can access TLM on computers in the Power Engineering CML Centre at NAIT or through another computer connected to the Internet. Students have 6 to 12 months to complete depending on the course.
Once students complete a certain number of quizzes, they must write a supervised exam. Exams may be written at NAIT. Students outside the Greater Edmonton area may write their exams at a suitable remote location under an approved supervisor.
Students experiencing difficulty with the course material can request help from instructors by phone, email or in person. Instructors are available for tutoring during CML Centre office hours and are located at the Power Engineering CML Centre in C Building (Cenovus Centre for Power Engineering), Room C100 (Main Campus).
POWER ENGINEERING CML HOURS
The Power Engineering CML Centre is open as follows.
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS FOR TUTORING, EXAM WRITING AND EXAM REVIEW
Students are required to book appointments for tutoring time with an instructor, to write exams on the NAIT Main Campus and to review exams.
Appointments must be booked a minimum of 2 business days in advance of the desired day and time.
Students may book appointments online through the Power Engineering Distance Learning Orientation Resource Site.
Please ensure you arrive early for your appointment. Late arrivals will be required to book a new appointment time.
EXAM SITTING TIMES
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
See the online schedule for available times.
Exam reviews must be done in the Power Engineering CML Office ONLY.
Exam reviews may be done Monday through Friday.
Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to allow for a thorough review (minimum 1 hour) before office closing times.
AccreditationTo learn more about the Alberta Government's requirements for Power Engineering Certification, visit the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA)’s website at www.absa.ca.
Out-of-province students should contact the certifying body in their province or territory for more information on certificates and certification requirements.
In order to write the provincial ABSA exams for 5th Class and 4th Class, students must successfully complete an approved theory course(s) as well as required steam time. Students are responsible for arranging their own steam time, either through a Power Engineering Lab or through their workplace.
Every student registering for a Power Engineering CML course will receive an email from the department within a few days of registration. The email message will direct students to the Distance Learning Power Engineering Student Orientation and Resource site, which will provide important course information and direction. Students who do not receive any information within a week should call 1.877.535.5025 or 780.378.1210 or email the department office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may enroll at any time and get started right away.
Consecutive course extensions may be available upon payment of an additional fee. Extensions must be purchased prior to the course time expiring. For information on extensions and fees, please contact the Student Success Contact Centre at 780.471.6248 or toll-free at 1.877.333.6248.
The Learning Manager (TLM) will work on any computer newer than 10 years old.
TLM was designed for use with Windows and Internet Explorer on a PC, but will work with a Mac (it will not look the same). However, if any issues come up while using a Mac, there is no support for it.
Students will also meed a printer to print out chapter or module quizzes.
Please note, TLM runs on "pop-up". Pop-up blockers need to be disabled while using TLM.
Power Engineers (also known as stationary engineers) work with many different types of equipment or machinery, in various industries or operations. Power engineers operate and maintain equipment such as
- gas and diesel internal combustion engines
- pressure vessels
- related controls
- steam and gas turbines
In large industrial or building complexes, power engineers may be responsible for
- building control systems
- fire systems
- heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems
Students who enroll in our courses typically work in
- heating plants
- the oil and gas industry
- the power generation industry
- the pulp and paper industry
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