2 Courses Required

Fifth Class prepares you to take the Provincial Fifth Class Power Engineering exam or the equivalent low-pressure heating plant certificate provincial exam.

Provinces may recommend this course as study material for heating plant certificate examinations other than Fifth Class. In Alberta, this course credits six-months work experience. If you are outside of Alberta, please contact your local boiler branch for more information regarding government certification.

Program Outcomes

In this program you cover the following units:

  • Piping and Valves
  • Pumps
  • Water Testing and Treatment
  • Sodium Zeolite Softener
  • Low Pressure Steam Boiler
  • Medium Pressure Boiler
  • Hot Water Boilers
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Air compressors
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Gas Turbine
  • HVAC Systems


This program is eligible for funding through the Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG).

Career Opportunities

Taking this Fifth Class Power Engineering training is a starting point into a Power Engineering career. Once you have completed both the Theory and the Lab portion (or 6 months of related experience) explore your career opportunities as an operator in a power plant or heating plant such as in hospitals, hotels, schools, office buildings or apartment buildings.

Additional Details


Application for Fifth Class Power Engineering Certificate of Achievement
Successfully complete at least 1 of the courses below, then declare your intention to complete this certificate by clicking on the Apply Now button. You will be notified of acceptance and given further direction regarding the completion of this Certificate.
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