Become familiar with inspection and production in the Welding Technology program. This program trains you to be a specialist or supervisor in the welding field. As a graduate, your main areas of responsibility will be the effective communication and application of welding technology and quality control procedures developed by welding and design engineers. You will have a sound background in welding inspection, quality control, production procedures and metallurgical principles. In the first year of the program, you are trained in the basics of welding and steel fabrication.
Welding is more than simply fusing two pieces of metal together with a soldering iron. This program trains you with a technical understanding of arc welding, welding safety, arc welding power sources, electrode classifications and selection. Our Welding program is designed to train you for the job market and prepare you to continue development through apprenticeship. Once you graduate, you’ll have the necessary practical skills to take a variety of job tests needed to work in the welding trade.
If you are mechanically inclined and want to open the door to a number of motive options, our one-year Marine Diesel Mechanics program provides you with the skills and knowledge to install, repair and maintain major mechanical components of commercial crafts, with particular reference to diesel engines. If you have an interest in working with mechanical equipment, machines, vehicles, boats or small engines, this program is for you.
If you would like the ability to work anywhere and use your mechanical aptitude, the Heavy Equipment Service Technician program is for you. You learn to diagnose, repair, adjust, overhaul, maintain, operate and test mobile, heavy duty off-road equipment. As a Heavy Equipment Technician, you will possess a full range of knowledge, ability and skill that is transferrable across a number of industries.
As the energy sector begins to grow, employment availability grows and Process Control Technicians are on the forefront. This program is designed to train you to analyze, adjust and optimize process units and equipment in industrial facilities. Courses and lab work in thermodynamics, applied chemistry, instrumentation and controls and electrical devices prepare you for work in a processing plant environment. In the first year of the program you learn fundamental technician skills and develop an essential academic background.
Be part of the growing energy industry with our three-year Industrial Control Technology (Co-op) program, which combines classroom and co-op training to give you skills to repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust and install industrial measuring and control equipment. If you’re employed in maintenance, you’re responsible for keeping control systems operating properly. If you’re employed in technical sales, you assess the needs of the customer and supply equipment to meet those needs.
Every time something is built, created or made in a mill or factory, a chemical process is used that someone needs to manage. In the Chemical Technology program, you will provide technical assistance, modify techniques and procedures in laboratory and plant operations, install and maintain complex equipment and conduct chemical analyses. You’ll also specialize in chemical research, pilot-plant operations, quality control and process industries.
Combine your love for the environment with your love for technology in the Environmental Technology program. As an environmental technologist, you evaluate air, water, ground water and soil quality through sampling, monitoring, analysis, data collection and report writing within the environmental field. In the second year, you specialize in courses that develop the knowledge and skills necessary to operate laboratory, field and monitoring equipment and to apply scientific techniques in the assessment of land, water and air quality.
If you would like to be an integral part of planning and problem-solving in mills, power plants, oil production and many other industries, our Power Engineering Technology (Co-op) program is for you. This program will allow you to develop new engineering skills through lab-work in thermodynamics, applied mechanics and electro-technology. Combine on-the-job work experience with classroom-based instruction on analytical and diagnostic techniques applied to power engineering problem solving and the study of power plant management principles.
This Guide is intended to answer such questions as: What benefits can I expect?; Is my site appropriate for a small wind turbine?; and Which turbine is best for me? It follows a basic "check-list" approach, from evaluating your wind resource and whether your site is suitable for a small wind turbine to choosing the right equipment, obtaining the necessary permits and approvals, selecting an installation contractor, and maintaining and operating your small wind turbine safely.