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Course details

The BCIT Power Lab course will provide a Power Engineer Trainee with the specific practical skills necessary for the safe and efficient operation of a steam plant. The BCIT Power Lab course will consist of practical training totalling 200 hours which will complement the student's education. The trainee will perform various operating routines and maintenance practices. Assignments will require research and practice which will include competency based evaluations. Successful completion of this course combined with the BCIT Letter of Completion for the 4th Class (Part A and Part B) will allow the student to apply to write Inter-Provincial Examinations with the BC Safety Authority.


  • Students must have completed Fourth Class Part A Paper 1 (POWR 1213), and must be half way through Fourth Class Part B (POWR 1214) or completed a technical background from a related Engineering Program and have English 11 or completion of a BCIT English pre-test.





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of POWR 0250 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 60734


Mon May 29 - Fri Jun 23 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 60734
  • $3560.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 29 - Jun 23 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:45 Burnaby SE08 Rm. 208
May 29 Mon 10:00 - 18:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
May 30 - Jun 23 Mon - Fri 07:00 - 12:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Jun 20 Tue 07:00 - 10:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1045
Jun 20 - Jun 21 Tue, Wed 12:30 - 15:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1455


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No online or phone registration allowed on this section. To receive more detailed information and application instructions, send an email (including your name and student ID) requesting information for this course to: Students are added to a waitlist and are notified via email of approval to register. Please read the FAQ in the description above for further details. Students will need: hard hat, steel toe shoes, safety glasses, coveralls, gloves and PanGlobal PE 4th Class Textbooks (Edition 3.0)


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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply to write Inter-Provincial Examinations with the BC Safety Authority.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011


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