Power Engineering Class 4 A2 30L


4th Class Power Engineering - A1, and students must be independent, organized, strong in math and science (think successful in Physics 30), and motivated. The program is written at a post secondary level, but Sun West DLC teachers will provide supports to help high school students through the content. Acceptance into the progam will rely on a principal endorsement (see below).


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Course Description

Sun West School Division, in partnership with Pan Global Training Systems Ltd., are proud to offer a unique learning opportunity for high school students. This program is designed to give students an opportunity to complete theoretical component of the 4th Class Power Engineer requirements for certification.

There are four 100-hour courses associated with this program named A1, A2, B1, and B2.  Successful completion of the Power Engineering A1, A2, B1, and B2 courses will grant you certification as a 4th Class Power Engineer. Please note, however, that additional hands-on experience will be required in order to qualify you for work in the field. This practical component is known as “steam time.” Sun West is working with its partners to provide students access to steam time when the course requirements have been completed.

Currently, to complete certification for 4th Class Power Engineering in Saskatchewan, students must write and successfully pass two exams from the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) at http://www.tsask.ca/ .  The first exam will be written after A1 and A2 are complete.  The second exam will follow the completion of B1 and B2.  

The TSASK exam requires the student to pay a $108 fee each time an exam is written.  This fee will not be covered by the division and must be covered by the student.  In order to pass the TSASK exam the student must acquire at least 65%.  If the exam is failed, the student must wait at least 30 days before they rewrite and must pay the fee again.

TSASK holds four day-long Power Engineer exam sittings in both Regina and Saskatoon, four times throughout the year. There is an additional full day exam sitting offered in both the Spring and Fall. More information about the exam schedule and requirements are available on the TSASK home page. 

The Sun West Power Engineering Course has been divided into four sections to make this course manageable for high school students:

Power Engineering A1 Units of Study:

Power Engineering A2 Units of Study:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Elementary Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Elementary Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Drawing, Administration
  • Industrial Legislation
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials
  • Plant Safety
  • Plant Fire Protection
  • Environment
  • Material and Welding
  • Piping and Valves
  • High Pressure Boiler Design
  • Draft, Combustion and High Pressure Boiler Parts and Fittings
  • High Pressure Boiler Operation
  • Feedwater Treatment

After completing these courses, you may apply to write your TSASK A Examination.

Power Engineering B1 Units of Study:

Power Engineering B2 Units of Study:

  • Prime Movers and Engines
  • Pumps and Compressors
  • Lubrication
  • Electricity
  • Controls, Instrumentation and Computers
  • Heating Boilers
  • Heating Systems
  • Heating Boiler and Heating System Controls
  • Auxiliary Building Systems
  • Vapour Compression Refrigeration
  • Absorption Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Boiler Maintenance
  • Types of Plants

After completing these courses, you may apply to write your TSASK B Examination.  Steam Time will follow.

Registration Process:

If a student is a good candidate for this program, then they must be endorsed by their school principal.  This will be done by filling out a referral form and sending in to the DLC.  The referral can be downloaded here). Please send it to registrations@sunwestsd.ca prior to registering online.  Once this is sent in, please fill out the regisrtion form by following the Registration tab at the top of this page.

For more information, please call (306) 252-1000, or email registrations@sunwestsd.ca.

Additional Resources

For students that are 22 years or older, please note that there will be additional fees for the textbooks in this course (if you have not already purchased them).  This will be around $900, but more details will be provided after you register.

Suggested Career Pathways

Power Engineering 4th Class Certification

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