By Tara Jeffrey, The Observer www.theobserver.ca
A new program at Lambton College will give students the opportunity to become certified power engineers.
The School of Technology, Applied Science and Apprenticeship has launched a three-year co-op Power Engineering Technology — Chemical (PETC) program.
Students will acquire the skills, knowledge and theory to successfully operate, maintain and manage steam and power equipment and industrial plants.
“This program is a direct result of community consultation with Ontario’s power generation corporations,” said Judith Morris, vice president, academic and student success. “There was a void in programming which we have worked hard to fill.”
The PETC curriculum includes the concentration toward becoming certified operating engineers to the Third Class level in Ontario. It will also include training towards the second class level.
The program, which focuses on steam and power production, runs parallel wit the college’s Chemical Production and Power Engineering Technology (CPET) program, which concentrates on chemical and refinery operations.