Stationary Engine Mechanics (New version)






Bâtiment et travaux publics

Nombre d'unités


Durée de la formation

1800 Heures


Program approved in 2017.
Optional implementation in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
Mandatory in 2019-2020.

Ancienne version

Stationary Engine Mechanics

The Stationary Engine Mechanics vocational program prepares students for the profession of stationary engineer.

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.

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou codeNom du cours / CompétenceHeures
867412Determine their suitability for the trade and training process30
867422Apply the rules of occupational health and safety30
867438Perform inspection operations on boilers120
867442Communicate in the workplace30
867457Analyze and treat the different fluids in heating and refrigeration systems105
867468Perform inspection operations on heating systems120
867478Start up and operate a refrigeration system120
867485Apply mechanical maintenance techniques for pumps, turbines and fans75
867493Ensure that an air regulation circuit operates properly45
867503Perform simple soldering, welding and oxygen cutting tasks45
867516Apply techniques for maintaining fluid circuits, piping systems and accessories90
867526Perform inspection operations on a refrigeration system90
867538Maintain a heating system120
867544Ensure the proper functioning of a compressed air supply system60
867556Inspect the electrical system and maintain emergency equipment90
867564Ensure the proper functioning of an electric control circuit60
867578Ensure the proper functioning of ventilation and air conditioning systems120
867584Maintain a refrigeration system60
867593Interpret plans and schematics45
867603Ensure the proper functioning of a fire protection system45
867614Analyze and troubleshoot an operating problem in a power plant60
867627Use centralized control software and preventive maintenance software105
867638Manage the energy efficiency of a power plant and building120
867641Use job search techniques15