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Course details

This course supplements a person's practical qualifying experience (as described in the British Columbia Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Regulation), by providing the theoretical training. Upon successful completion of this course, plus the requisite qualifying experience, participants will have sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfill the requirements of the Fifth Class Power Engineer's Certificate examinations administered under the BC Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of POWR 1210 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 19834


Start any time

  • 52 weeks
  • CRN 19834
  • $400.58
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.



Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. No online or phone registration allowed on this section. These are specialized courses which require application approval from the Power Engineering Program Assistant via EMAIL ONLY. To receive more detailed information and application instructions, send an email requesting information for this course to: Course material is purchased separately and can be ordered through the BCIT Bookstore: Generate book list to view/order the required material.

Registration Options

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register by phone.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Fulfill the Interprovincial examination requirements in the subjects of applied science; the BC Act & Regulations; Codes; basic design of heating boilers; boiler fittings; fuels and combustion; boiler controls; boiler operation and maintenance; feedwater treatment; pumps, valves and piping; environmental comfort, heating systems; electricity; plumbing; safety; air compression; basic design of power boilers.
  • Describe the construction, safe operation and minor repairs of commercial building and light industrial heating plant equipment within the scope of a 5th Class.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011


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