Energy Petroleum Technology

Heavy Oil Power Engineering - Courses

CAMPUS:Lloydminster Campus
ACCREDITATION:Diploma
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Year I Required Courses CREDITS
CO 109 Technical Communications & Computers 3
This course provides the student with the tools to communicate with co-workers, superiors and customers in the oil and gas industry. It includes an introduction to computer technology and Microsoft Office Suite software. Students are introduced to the basic features of Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Writing clear, concise reports and business correspondence with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure are emphasized. Oral presentation skills are also developed with particular attention paid to resume development and successful interview skills. Prerequisite: English Proficiency (ESL I minimum).
EN 110 4th Class Power Engineering Part A-1 5
EN 110 follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum required at the 4th Class Power Engineer level.
The course material covers in-depth: applied Mathematics, elementary Mechanics, elementary thermodynamics, sketching and administration, codes & standards, Workplace Hazardous Materials, safety, and plant fire protections.  Prerequisites:  General Sciences (Grade 10 Physics, Chemistry, and Math preferred).  Co-Requisite:  EN 138
EN 114 4th Class Power Engineering A-2 5
This course prepares the students with the specific skills and abilities required to challenge the Provincial 4th Class Power Engineering examination as set out by SOPEEC. It covers the following subjects: environment, materials and welding, piping, high pressure boiler design, draft, combustion and high pressure boiler fittings, high pressure boiler operation, and feedwater treatment. Co-Requisite:  EN 138
EN 138 Elementary 4th Class Power Engineer Lab 4
This course is about the safe and efficient operation of power boilers and auxiliary equipment. Co-requisites: EN110 and EN114.
EN 139 Advanced 4th Class Power Engineering Lab 2
This course is about the safe and efficient operation of a power plant with all the associated equipment. Prerequisite: EN138. Co-requisites: EN110 and EN114.
EN 210 4th Class Power Engineering Part B-1 5
This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum required at the 4th Class Power Engineer level. This course covers in-depth: Lubrication, electricity, controls & instrumentation, heating boilers, steam & hot water heating systems, high pressure boiler operation, and auxiliary building systems.
EN 214 4th Class Power Engineering Part B-2 2
The course material covers in-depth: Heating boilers and heating system components, auxiliary building systems, vapour compression refrigeration, absorption refrigeration, air conditioning, air conditioning systems, boiler maintenance, and types of plants.
EN 277 Steam Practicum (4th Class Power Engineering) 3
This course is 240 hours of controlled practicum for Heavy Oil Operations Technician students and 1st year Heavy Oil Power Engineering students. This is an industry placement by the college in a minimum 4th class Power plant.
HL 119 Oil & Exploration 2
Oil and Exploration is an introduction into the oil industry. Understanding the chemistry and origin of hydro-carbons is the first step into the oilfield. Once an understanding of the composition and source of oil and gas is achieved, how to find petroleum deposits followed by land locating complete this course.
HL 129 Drilling & Completions 2
Drilling and Completions is a behind-the-scenes look of how an oil or gas well becomes a reality. By reviewing what goes into drilling a well, students gain the background knowledge needed to begin working at an entry level in the petroleum industry. Prerequisite: HL 119.
HL 139 Heavy Oil Production 2
Heavy Oil Production gives an insight into the extraction, transportation and treating of oil and gas. Learning about the processes and equipment involved in producing and transporting hydrocarbons, followed by the methods by which hydrocarbons are treated, prepares students for what they will encounter when working in the oilfield. Prerequisite: HL 129.
HL 149 Heavy Oil Operations & Environment 2
Uncovers the work involved producing oil and gas, from daily operations and maintenance, to protecting the environment. Students get familiar with the roles individuals play and the tools and equipment they operate to keep the industry on the move. Prerequisite: HL 139.
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Year II Required Courses CREDITS
BA 234 Leadership 2
Leadership is intended to provide students with an introduction to current views on leadership, skills that define leadership and applications of these skills in the workplace.  The course is designed to develop awareness of leadership theories and develop a self-awareness of the student's current skill set as it relates to the workplace.  Students will be better prepared for the workplace by understanding leadership, leadership skills and how they can perform effectively in the workplace.
EN 310 3rd Class Power Engineering Part A-1 4
This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum. This course begins with Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Chemistry. Instruction begins with algebraic operations, logarithms and problem solving; trigonometry; mensuration; forces and friction; work, power, energy & linear & angular motion; strength of materials, bending of beams; pressure, density, flow; heat, state change, calorimetry; thermal expansion and heat transfer; steam properties and calculations; gas laws and calculations; chemistry fundamentals; metallurgy and material; corrosion principals and industrial drawings. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 114, EN 210 and EN 214
EN 320 3rd Class Power Engineering Part A-2 4
This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum. This course begins with instruction in the legislation & codes for Power Engineers; code calculations – ASME Section I; fuels, combustion, flue gas analysis; piping design, connections, support; steam traps, water hammer, insulation; valves & actuators; electrical theory & DC machines; AC theory & machines; AC systems, switchgear, safety; electrical calculations; control loops & strategies; instrument & control devices; distributed & logic control; safety management programs; and fire protection systems. Prerequisites: EN 110, EN 114, EN 210, and EN214.
EN 345 Elementary 3rd Class Power Engineering Lab 4
Students are guided running labs -- 13 (65 hours) in a safe efficient manner. Labs include water treatment, running the low pressure boiler, an O and D type water tube boilers, boiler feed water systems and lab utilities.
EN 346 Advanced 3rd Class Power Engineering Lab 6
Students are guided running labs -- 27 (135 hours) in a safe efficient manner. Labs include multiple types of boilers and turbine operation coupled with power generation. Students also perform flue gas analysis, firing on oil, backup power and perform a plant shutdown.
EN 410 3rd Class Power Engineering Part B-1 4
This course follows the SOPEEC 3B1 syllabus and curriculum. This course is a study of the followings: Design, construction operations and control of various types of boilers, high pressure fittings, heat transfer components, burners, draft and flue gas equipment, water treatment, pumps design and calculations, welding procedures and inspections, and pressure vessels. Prerequisites: A valid 4th Class Certificate and passing grades of 65% in EN110, EN210, HL119 HL129, HL139, and HL149.
EN 420 3rd Class Power Engineering Part B-2 4
This course follows the SOPEEC syllabus and curriculum. This course begins with instruction in the Watertube Boiler Designs; Special Boiler Designs; Boiler Construction (USCS); Boiler Heat Transfer Components; High Pressure Boiler Fittings; Burner Designs & Supply Systems; Boiler Draft & Flue Gas Equipment; Boiler Control Systems (USCS); Boiler Procedures; Internal Water Treatment for Boilers; Boiler Water Pretreatment; Pump Designs & Operation; Welding Procedures & Inspection; and Pressure Vessels.
EN 477 Steam Practicum (3rd Class Power Engineering) 6
This course is a block of work experience. At the completion of initial classroom studies, the student is assigned to a training position in an operating power plant, where the primary objective is to learn the basic skills necessary to function safely in the workplace.
HL 239 SAGD Operations 3
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is an enhanced oil recovery technology for producing heavy crude oil and bitumen. It is an advanced form of steam stimulation in which a pair of horizontal wells are drilled into the oil reservoir, one a few metres above the other. SAGD is used to recover heavy oil that is too deep to mine. The Canadian oil sands have many SAGD projects in progress, since this region is home of one of the largest deposits of bitumen in the world. Understanding SAGD opens a variety of options in the students’ future as power engineers. Prerequisites: HL119, HL129, HL139, and HL149.
HL 249 Heavy Oil Upgrading & Process Optimization 3
Upgrading oil sands and heavy oil is an essential part of oil sands development as it adds tremendous value to the raw resource. It allows it to be further processed into fuels and lubricants at existing refineries, and used as feedstock in petrochemical plants. The process results in various hydrocarbon products that can be blended together or sold or used separately. The final product of upgrading, known as synthetic crude oil or upgraded crude oil, can be used by many refineries as a replacement for conventional light, sweet crude oil. Prerequisites: HL119, HL129, HL139 and HL149.
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Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

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Business studies, Class of 2016.

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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

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– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

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At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

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– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

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The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

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I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

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All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

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The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

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– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

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I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

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– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

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