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POWR 1210 - 5th Class

Power Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. Spring and Summer PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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.





Spring/Summer 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 24970

Start any time

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



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Registration must be authorized by the Program Assistant via email: Course materials can be purchased from the BCIT Distance and Online Bookstore Tel: (604) 432-8379 Website:

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2020

Books for Spring/Summer 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

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Academic Supplement (2.0 Ed)
Author Panglobal
Copyright 2017
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-1-77251-073-7
Price $52.95

Power Eng Boiler Pres Ves & Refrigeration Reg (104/2004) (7691000426)
Author Act
Binding Paperback
Price $9.50

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Power Engineering 5Th Class Textbook Set (Edition 3.5)
Author Panglobal
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-77251-185-7
Price $419.50

Safety Standards Act (04/17) (7691001181)
Author Act
Binding Paperback
Price $7.50

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Basic Mathematics And Physical Sciences Workbook
Author Panglobal
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-0-97341-284-0
Price $82.95

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Calculator Casio Scientific (Fx-260)
Price $15.50

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Extract Of Csa Standards (B51-09/B52-05/B52s1-09)
Author Panglobal
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-92690-042-1
Price $89.95

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Steam : Its Generation And Use W/Cd
Author Stultz
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-96345-702-8
Price $219.95


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