Stationary engineers work in real estate complexes, government or municipal establishments, health or educational institutions, service industries (surveillance, system maintenance and repair), thermal power plants that produce electricity or supply heating and air conditioning to various clients, or for companies that transform raw materials or produce finished goods. They are responsible for ensuring the correct installation and operation of heating and refrigeration systems, as well as ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings. They are responsible for stationary engines such as boilers, steam generators, steam turbines or engines, refrigeration devices, internal combustion engines, etc., along with any accessories and pipework. They control the operation of stationary engines to ensure the comfort of individuals who work or live in the facilities, and they must oversee the different production processes. The upkeep of these systems falls under their duties.
As they must operate and maintain pressure vessels, and because they manipulate dangerous substances, such as gas, stationary engineers must hold a certificate of qualification.
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.