About the Program
Industrial development continues to result in the expansion of the Power Engineer's responsibilities. Provincial legislation requires the certification of employees before they assume responsibilities in heating and power plants. There are five certificate levels; 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Class. Each involves qualifying time requirements and examinations administered by the (ABSA) Alberta Boilers Safety Association.
The objective of this program is to prepare students for entrance into the Power Engineering field at the 4th Class and 3rd Class, Part A level. This is done by providing the student with both theoretical and practical training. In addition to earning a pass mark in all courses, students in this program must attend a minimum of 80% of all theory classes and 100% labs to successfully complete the program.
Students writing the ABSA Exams will be charged the ABSA Examination Fees. These fees are set by ABSA and are as follows:
ABSA Exams (Prices include tax and are not eligible for Student Loans).
Term 1: $97.00 (4th Class - Part A)
Term 2: $97.00 (4th Class - Part B)
Students will be assessed the these fees separate from tuition as ABSA is an outside agency and is not a part of NAIT.
After graduation, students wishing to write the 3rd Class (3A1 and 3A2) are eligible to write the ABSA Exams. Students will schedule their own exams with ABSA.
ABSA Regulations dictate an Attendance Policy that is in place.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,167
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $3,000
Semester 2: $1,000
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1
- Physics 30
- Chemistry 30
Competitive Entrance - 65% overall average
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
- Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity - students are required to operate switches and controls while monitoring instruments.
- Normal colour vision - colour vision is required and some employers will require applicants take a test for colour blindness.
The Chair of the program will only evaluate students for Advance Credit that have been “Accepted” and “Registered” into the program.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.