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Electrical, Refrigeration and Power Engineering


If you presently hold a Fireman’s Certificate and want to prepare for the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan exam, this course is for you. Following the Panglobal Manual, you will learn about low-pressure heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems in large buildings.

51 hours/17, 8.5 weeks Additional costs: Books
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 29, 2015 - November 24, 2015
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Registration deadline: September 22, 2015
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$680.00ReginaCRN: 201502-605
January 12, 2016 - May 3, 2016
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 5, 2016
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$680.00ReginaCRN: 201503-581

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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 secotrs: 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 or to be placed on an interest list call 306-775-7475 or 306-775-7484.


8 hours/1 day Additional costs: Book(s) included
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 17, 2015
Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: 119.5
Registration deadline: October 9, 2015
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$255.00ReginaCRN: 201502-595
April 16, 2016
Sat - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: 119.5
Registration deadline: April 8, 2016
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$255.00ReginaCRN: 201503-570
Your studies will introduce both DC and AC theory. Topics covered include: resistance, current, voltage, Ohm’s Law, DC/AC measurement devices, series and parallel circuits, power and energy, capacitance and induction and use of the oscilloscope. Approximately 50% of this class will be spent in a lab environment to reinforce the classroom component.

(includes manual) 42 hours/14 weeks
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 28, 2016 - April 28, 2016
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 162
Registration deadline: January 28, 2016
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$570.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-747
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
September 15, 2015 - December 10, 2015
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 162
Registration deadline: September 15, 2015
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$1,100.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-948
March 1, 2016 - May 24, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: March 1, 2016
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$1,100.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-968
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.

(GST included) Additional costs: Textbooks (approx. $340).
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 14, 2015 - December 3, 2015
Registration deadline: September 14, 2015
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$615.00OnlineCRN: 201502-729
January 4, 2016 - April 1, 2016
Registration deadline: January 4, 2016
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$615.00OnlineCRN: 201503-753
April 4, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Registration deadline: April 4, 2016
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$615.00OnlineCRN: 201503-752
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 exam for the Refrigeration Engineer’s Certificate, however, eligibility to challenge the government exam still must be met. 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.

Note: No classes Oct 13

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 11, 2016 - March 7, 2016
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 119.5
Registration deadline: January 4, 2016
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$615.00ReginaCRN: 201503-579
September 14, 2015 - November 9, 2015
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 162
Registration deadline: September 14, 2015
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$615.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-731
February 2, 2016 - March 24, 2016
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 161
Registration deadline: February 2, 2016
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$615.00SaskatoonCRN: 201503-754
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.

Additional costs: Books
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 16, 2015 - November 25, 2015
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 119.5
Registration deadline: September 9, 2015
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$405.00ReginaCRN: 201502-604
October 19, 2015 - December 21, 2015
Mon - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 161
Registration deadline: October 19, 2015
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$405.00SaskatoonCRN: 201502-730
Consider this course if you want to upgrade your knowledge and/or certification to the Fourth Class Power Engineering level. Due to the amount of subject material to be covered, you should be prepared to set aside sufficient time for home study.

60 hours/20 weeks Additional costs: Books
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 6, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Registration deadline: December 30, 2015
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$760.00ReginaCRN: 201503-582

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