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FP01B Power Engineering 5th Class Exam Preparation starts NOV. 18


FP01 Power Engineering 5th Class Exam Preparation Study Course
Course fee: $499 (Textbooks are an additional cost and are required. NOTE: You must arrange to purchase your textbooks on your own. Our office does not provide the textbooks. See instructions further below.)
Course schedule: 20 Sat., beg NOV. 18, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No class dates: Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Feb. 17, March 31.
FINAL course test date: APRIL 28, 2018.
Course Location: Kildonan East Collegiate. 845 Concordia Ave. Room TBA

Textbooks are NOT included in your course fee - You must purchase your books on your own.
Instructions on purchasing textbooks:
Once you have confirmed you are registered in the course, it is your responsibility to purchase / obtain the correct textbooks before the start date of the course – NOV. 18.

The textbook set title is 5th Class Power Engineering – Edition 3.0 or 3.2, published by Panglobal.
The textbook set will cost approx. $430-$450 if purchased new.
Be sure to order your textbooks by NOV. 4 to ensure they will be available for your first class on NOV. 18. You may order them from the Red River College bookstore
Or online from the publisher Panglobal at IMPORTANT: - Please note that the textbooks will be a newer version - Edition 3.2. Version 3.2 no longer includes the Academic Supplement. You will have to purchase The Academic Supplement separately for an additional $52.50 if purchased from IF you can borrow the Academic Supplement or purchase the Academic Supplement used - we recommend you do so to save money.

This study course (approved by the Office of the Fire Commissioner) focuses on all aspects of heating plant operation. It will be of interest to anyone interested in working towards gaining the certification needed to operate or maintain a heating plant in a school paratment building or similar setting. A course outline will be provided to registered students before the start date of the course.

After the course is completed students are responsible for arranging to write their provincial exam with the Office of the Fire Commissioner and for arranging the remaining 450 practical boiler experience hours to complete the requirements to be considered for certification. RETSD Continuing Education does not arrange the exam or the additional boiler experience. Boiler experience must be completed while assisting in the operation of a steam or hot water boiler developing over 200 kW (20 boiler horsepower).

Course Requirements:  Individuals who possess basic math skills, a good working knowledge of English, an ability to understand technical drawings and terms, who have time to study and are able to attend at least 18 out of the 20 classes scheduled will have the essentials to complete this course successfully. Each participant is also required to have the prescribed textbooks in their possession by the course start date.

How to Achieve a PASS in this course and gain the 450 boiler hour credit:
Students must
1.  achieve a result of 65% in the study course final test and
2. maintain 90% attendance or attend 18/20 classes. In other words, students may be absent for only a maximum of two classes out of 20. Students should ensure they are able to attend the full 4.5 hours each class from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students who arrive late may be marked absent.

Course content:
To get an idea of what sort of information you will be learning, visit these links or contact our office form more information phone 204-667-6193.
Sample questions:
Course Curriculum:

More on Fifth Class Power Engineering as a career:

A power engineer is a person trained and certified to safely operate steam, pressure and refrigeration plants. In Manitoba, most plants can only be operated under the supervisiion of a certified and licensed power engineer. Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba (ITSM) oversees power engineering examinations and certification.

To obtain a Fifth Class power engineer certificate in Manitoba, a person must pass the provincial Fifth Class Power Engineer's Certificate of Competency examination and provide verification of a total of 900 hours of operating experience while assisting in the operation of a steam or hot water boiler developing over 200kW (20 boiler horsepower) in a work or volunteer placement. Operating experience may come from 900 hours of boiler experience of a combination of boiler hour credits (achieved from a study course approved by the Office of the Fire Commissioner - OFC) and operating experience equaling 900 hours.

PARKING: The course will be held at Kildonan East Collegiate: 845 Concordia Ave. at the corner of Kimberly Ave. and Concordia. Park in the front (south) parking lot and enter via the main school entrance. Additional parking is available on the east side or the north side of the school.

Starts: Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Schedule: 20 Sat., beg NOV. 18, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kildonan East Collegiate, Rm. TBA. No class dates: Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Feb. 17, March 31. FINAL course test date: APRIL 28, 2018.
20 Sat., beg NOV. 18, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kildonan East Collegiate, Rm. 105. No class dates: Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Feb. 17, March 31. FINAL course test date: MAY 12, 2018. Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks on their own (5th Class Power Engineering 3rd Ed). Once you have received confirmation you have been accepted in the course, you may order textbooks locally from the Red River College Bookstore, Notre Dame Campus, 204.632-2351. Allow at least 7 working days for the order to be filled or call the bookstore for details. Or order online directly from the publisher- Panglobal at a slightly lower cost -visit and order your books at least two weeks before.

Location: Kildonan East Collegiate (KEC)
845 Concordia Ave.
East Kildonan, Winnipeg
Manitoba,Canada  map
Register for this class today! Select a registration option: Secure Online
In Person

Cost: $499.00 Instructor: To Be Announced

More Info: Continuing Education Office
(204) 667-6193

General Policies regarding programs offered by Continuing Education at RETSD
Please read the following regarding fees, refunds, policies, etc.

- Please ensure that the telephone number you provide on your registration form will allow us to reach you during the day.
- Registration is not complete and your space is not confirmed until your fees are paid in full.
- Courses remain online until after the start date of each course posted.
Only online registrations generate confirmations. No other confirmations will be sent out to registrants. Therefore, when you register, be sure to mark your calendar, note any prerequisites, special instructions, material fees to be paid to instructors at your first class.

Assume the class is a 'go' unless otherwise contacted. You are welcome to check with the office on the 'status' of your class or how registrations are going, by emailing (Remove the extra '@@' symbols before you email) or by calling 204.667.6193 during our Continuing Education office hours: Mon., Tues., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or Wed./Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

- Once courses can be viewed online, students may register immediately for the WINTER and SPRING sessions by all registration/payment methods listed further below.

Special FALL season registration instructions:
Early May - FALL Registration begins ONLY for Fifth Class Power Engineering.
First week of July - FALL Registration begins online and by mail / fax only.
Last week of August - FALL Registration begins in person and by phone and continues online, by mail / fax.

IN PERSON by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard or Interac
BY MAIL by cheque, Visa or MasterCard,
AT 530 McLeod, Winnipeg, MB R2K 0B5
BY PHONE, FAX OR SECURELY ONLINE using your Visa or MasterCard.
Call 204.667.6193, Fax 204.668.9309 or visit

If you are paying by cheque, make it payable to: "River East Transcona School Division" and send it to the address indicated on the registration form.

Registrations are accepted until the course is full. Fill out the registration form, complete it, and mail it, plus a cheque or credit card information for the full payment due for your course.

Registration by Fax(204.668.9309)
Fax your registration to our 24-hour fax service. Include your Visa or Mastercard number or follow up with payment by mail or in person. Please confirm that we have received your fax registration by phoning 204.667.6193.

Confirmation is sent only for online registrations. Confirmations WILL NOT be phoned or mailed; please attend the first class as advertised. If registering by fax, please confirm by phone. We will contact you ONLY if your course is cancelled or if there have been changes to the advertised schedule. Registration is not complete until fees are paid in full. Official receipts will be handed out at your first class.

What If my employer is paying for my course?
We require authorization on company letterhead and we will invoice your employer.

Duplicate transcripts/receipts
Please retain your course receipts, certificates and course reports. Charges apply for requests for any re-prints of the following. Note that processing may require up to two weeks.
Duplicate receipts - $5 per receipt.
Duplicate certificates or reports - $10 per certificate.

River East Transcona Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses or specific classes due to unavailability of instructors, prior claim to facilities by a school, insufficient enrolment, inclement weather, statutory holidays or emergencies. For unscheduled cancellations/postponements, reasonable effort will be made, depending on the length of notice the Continuing Education Office receives, to notify participants prior to the session(s) affected. Normally, postponed classes will be "made-up" at the end of the course. Students will not be compensated if their schedule does not allow them to attend a re-scheduled 'make-up' class. Occasionally, due to unforseen circumstances, instructor may be different than instructor listed in brochure.

Full refunds will be issued for courses cancelled due to insufficient enrolment only. You may choose to use the refund toward the fee for another course.
If you choose to withdraw from a course, a $10 administration charge will be deducted from your refund. Refunds are not granted for a ONE session class or AFTER a course begins. Note: Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

Please note the date, room, time and location of your first class in your calendar. Please contact our office if you would like to confirm parking or the door you need to use for your program: 204.667.6193.
Usually the school doors are open only for the 15 minutes before your class begins, and 15 minutes after it has begun, except for classes located in high schools. Exception may apply.

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NOTE for classes at the the following schools:
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate: Please park and enter at the East (back) entrance. Classes are held in South East wing of school.
Miles Macdonell Collegiate: Use the small staff door in the NW corner of the staff parking lot off Chelsea Avenue.
Kildonan East Collegiate: Use the door at the front of the school. Visitor parking is available in the lot facing Concordia Ave.

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River East Transcona School Division
530 McLeod Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2K 0B5
Phone: (204) 667.6193   Fax: (204) 668.9309