This program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for employment in the field of Heavy Duty Equipment Technician. The work environment varies considerably from one job to another. It could be a heated garage or outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
In the present economic climate, the human and financial costs of workplace accidents have increased to such an extent that they have become a negative factor in economic growth. Progressive companies and organizations are constantly looking for ways in which they can reduce costs and become more competitive.
Power Engineers, Power Plant or Boiler Operators or Operating, Steam and Stationary Engineers, are some of the descriptions that summarize a technically skilled profes- sional who is responsible for the safe operation and main- tenance of equipment such as pumps, gas compressors, generators, motors, boilers, steam turbines, air conditioning systems, heat exchangers and refrigeration equipment.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) defines instrumentation as "the art and science of measurement and control". It involves using and/or working with instruments used to measure, record, and control process variables (such as level, flow, temperature, and pressure). Complex process control and measurement systems are found in the oil and gas industries, chemical processing industry, food processing operations, power generation, and the pulp and paper industry.
Instrumentation involves automation in the production of various commodities. Complex process control and measurement systems such as those found in the oil and gas industry, chemical plants, food processing operations, and the pulp and paper industry require sensitive and accurate instruments. The technician repairs, maintains, calibrates, adjusts and installs Industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation. This instrumentation makes sure that all machines in a plant are safe and running correctly. They may regulate the water flow in equipment or check the air quality in a mine.
Geomatics is the art and science of acquiring, analyzing, presenting, and managing geographical and spatial data. Geomatics includes the traditional surveying and mapping sciences together with new study areas such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the satellite controlled positioning system the Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Electrical Engineering Technology (Power and Controls) Co-op is a three-year cooperative education program providing a comprehensive coverage of the electrical power discipline with emphasis on power systems, control systems and electrical design. The theoretical aspects of this program are complemented by extensive practical components that allow students to gain invaluable experience with installation, operation and maintenance practices. This is further supplemented with real-world experience provided by two work terms.
The three-year Electrical Engineering Technology (Industrial Controls) program specializes in Electrical Industrial Controls. It has been developed in response to provincial and national needs with input from professionals associated with the design, installation, operation and maintenance of industrial control systems.
Natural resource development projects (hydropower, oil and gas, mineral processing, etc.) will continue to create substantial employment opportunities for Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) graduates. The Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op) program will enable graduates to play an important role in the professional team which is responsible for the translation of ideas into the finished product.