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Power Engineering 3rd Class

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Program Description

Power Engineering 3rd Class is an Alberta certification by which the operation and maintenance of boilers and associated equipment in heating plants and other industrial settings are governed. This program is delivered completely online, supported by recorded lectures, supplemental information, quizzes, assignments, tutoring as required, optional tours, and lab days if needed. This program prepares students to write Parts A1, A2, B1, and B2 of the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) Certification Exams. Note that there is also a firing time requirement for 3rd Class Power Engineer certification. See
This program is delivered with flexible offerings. Students can take the courses in any order and may start each course in whichever offerings they choose.

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Aug 01, 2019 - Jun 30, 2099 - Available Anywhere
Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 10, 2020 - Available Anywhere, Available Anywhere

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Program Length

32 weeks

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Academic Requirements




Other Requirements

 Valid 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency from Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) or equivalent.

 Employers typically require employees to have a High School Diploma or a General Educational Development diploma (GED).

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