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Electrical, Refrigeration and Power Engineering


This online course is intended to assist students to prepare to write the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) Limited Power Engineering (Fireman’s Certificate) exam. Topics include: Low pressure heat boilers, fuel and firing equipment, automatic controls, pumps, piping fittings, valves, steam and hot water heating, ventilation, basic electricity, and the Boiler Pressure Vessel Act and Regulations.

This is not a graded course; students receive confirmation of attendance from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Provincial testing is not included – contact the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK)(1-866-530-8599 to book an exam sitting).

You may register in ENGP 1805 up to 4 weeks before the end date but understand that online access ends on that date. You work through online course material on your own schedule and should be prepared to commit approximately 100 hours to complete the course. Communicate with your instructor by email for help. Students can also communicate with each through online discussions.

Textbook required. PanGlobal Limited Power Engineers(Fireman Handbook) 2.0 (approx. $340).

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - April 6, 2017
Registration deadline: March 6, 2017
Register Online
$640.00OnlineCRN: 201603-555

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Now that Saskatchewan has enacted the Environmental Management and Protection Act, persons involved in servicing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the provice require halcarbon certification. A training manual developed by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada will be used in this course. The training material reflects the following three industry sectors: automotive, stationary and appliance. An interprovincially and nationally recognized, by Environment Canada, certificate will be issued to those who successfully complete the course. 75% required for successful completion.

Prerequisites: For more information call Carol Krawczyk (306-775-7475) or Jim Marcia (306-775-7484).


8 hours/1 day Additional costs: Book(s) included
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 22, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: A102
Registration deadline: April 15, 2017
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$265.00ReginaCRN: 201603-789
March 11, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 4, 2017
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$265.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-788
May 13, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration deadline: May 6, 2017
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$265.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-113
The course focuses on persons working as building operators and persons interested in improving skills and knowledge of commercial and institutional facilities in which they are in charge of steam or hot water boilers, refrigeration equipment, pumps and heating systems. Water treatment and quality control in boilers and cooling systems is also covered. Several labs are conducted to reinforce classroom work. This course is intended to prepare students to write the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan(TSASK) Fifth Class exam, Successful course completion earns students 6 months qualifying time credit but an additional 6 months is required before TSASK certificate is awarded. Provincial testing is not included – contact the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (1-866-530-8599) to book the certification exam.

Plus lab work dates TBA, including some Saturdays; some scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays are subject to change. Steel toe boots and safety glasses required for lab work.

Prerequisites: Grade 10 Level of Math and Science or equivalent


$630, 51 hours/17 days/8.5 weeks (Regina), $1,020, 78 hours/13 weeks (Saskatoon), Additional costs: Text and required print materials (approximately $325), $3 for Boiler & Pressure Vessel Act, $7 for Boiler & Pressure Vessel Regulations)
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 7, 2017 - June 1, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 119.5
Registration deadline: February 28, 2017
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$1,145.00ReginaCRN: 201603-228
February 28, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 144
Registration deadline: February 28, 2017
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$1,145.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-559

Your studies will focus on fundamentals of refrigeration, refrigerants, refrigeration systems, equipment, troubleshooting, repairing systems, safety regulations and plant operation. This course is intended to prepare students to write the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) exam for the Refrigeration Engineer’s Certificate. Provincial testing is not included – contact TSASK (1-866-530- 8599) to book an exam.

The TSASK certificate is awarded after passing the TSASK test and proof of one of the following:

  1. for at least 12 months, has operated or assisted in the operation of a refrigeration plant with a capacity of not less than 20 tonnes of refrigeration;
  2. is the holder of a first, second, third, fourth or fifth class power engineering certificate; or
  3. has completed an approved course related to refrigeration engineering.
    RFRG 1601 is not considered an approved course.


  4. 48 hours/16 sessions Additional costs: Text approx $240; CSA B51-09 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code (approx $190)
    Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
    January 16, 2017 - March 13, 2017
    Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
    Room: 119.5
    Registration deadline: January 9, 2017
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    $639.00ReginaCRN: 201603-227
    February 7, 2017 - March 21, 2017
    Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
    Room: 129C
    Registration deadline: February 7, 2017
    Register Online
    $639.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-553
You will learn about the principles of refrigeration, refrigerants and refrigeration systems, compressors and evaporators, condensers, cooling towers and heat pumps, refrigeration control and accessories, how to operate and maintain compression refrigeration systems, and absorption systems. If you are interested in learning refrigeration or currently operate refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, you will benefit from this introductory course is intended to prepare students to write the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan exam for the Refrigeration Plant Operator’s Certificate. Provincial testing is not included – contact the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (1-866-530-8599) to ensure that you have met exam and certification requirements (i.e. operating experience) and to book an exam sitting.

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