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Power Engineering

Do you want to enhance your technical skills and become a certified Power Engineer? Northern Lakes College offers three different levels of Power Engineering training - 3rd, 4th and 5th Class. The programs are AVAILABLE ANYTIME and from ANYWHERE which will allow you to take your courses while working. This program prepares students to write the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) Certification Exams. For information about the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) and Power Engineering certification requirements click here.

Career Options

Power engineers supervise, operate and maintain machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services to industrial and commercial facilities.

According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Power engineers and power systems operators occupational group earned on average from $38.18 to $44.95 an hour. The overall average wage was $42.24 an hour. (Source: