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Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology – Accelerated

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  1. Ebuka


    Siltech Corporation
    Advice for future Lambton College international students
    Work smart to get a coop experience through the College. Strive to understand every detail taught in class because it will be needed when you are out in the field working independently or as a team. In this trade, other colleagues depend on you to get home safely.

    Name: Ebuka Ndehigwo
    Home Country: Nigeria
    Program: Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology – Accelerated
    Graduation Year: 2015
    Current Employer: Siltech Corporation

    Why I chose Lambton College
    USA has Silicon Valley while Canada has Chemical Valley and Lambton College. The College supplies students to the industries in Chemical Valley to obtain real experience, hence why I picked a dual credential hands-on skilled program in the field of Engineering (CPET).

    How Lambton College prepared me for my current position
    Lambton College did very well in terms of using the Delta V and other training software to explain the control systems in a typical plant. Also a little bit of piping, chemical and electrical training in understanding the way engineering works in different Industries. This helped to increase my ability to grasp the technicalities required for my coop and current job.

    How Lambton College helped me achieve my goals
    Lambton College provided me with the necessary training tools with terminologies as related to a modern refinery, which is a more complex industry for process operation.

    Advice for future Lambton College international students
    Work smart to get a coop experience through the College. Strive to understand every detail taught in class because it will be needed when you are out in the field working independently or as a team. In this trade, other colleagues depend on you to get home safely.


  2. Anipa


    Shell Canada
    How Lambton College helped me achieve my goals
    My program had two co-op positions in between the semesters. That gave me a chance to apply my theoretical
    knowledge out in the work environment and get hands on experience as we learned more in college. This helped me improve my skills, gain practical knowledge and gave me strong understanding of my career path. Because of which I was able to get full time position soon after graduating from college.

    Name: Anipa Gupta
    Home Country: Nepal
    Program: Chemical Production and Power Engineering Technology
    Graduation Year: 2014
    Current Employer: Shell Canada

    Why I chose Lambton College
    I chose Lambton College because its CPET program interested me. It had 9 months reduction time to get 4th class power engineering certificate; two co-op opportunities and plus there was an option to go to Lakehead University afterwards to get the chemical engineer degree if I wanted to do that in the future.

    How Lambton College prepared me for my current position
    Lambton College prepared me very well. I was able to secure two co-op positions during the program and I got a full time job as soon as I graduated.

    How Lambton College helped me achieve my goals
    My program had two co-op positions in between the semesters. That gave me a chance to apply my theoretical
    knowledge out in the work environment and get hands on experience as we learned more in college. This helped me improve my skills, gain practical knowledge and gave me strong understanding of my career path. Because of which I was able to get full time position soon after graduating from college.

    Advice for future Lambton College international students
    The International Department was very helpful and understanding with any questions I had. Lambton College gives good opportunities to establish yourself in the community. Just take those opportunities and work hard and you will get there.


  3. Chinedu


    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
    How Lambton College prepared me for my current position:
    Exceptional instructors and I was given the chance to work in the Applied Research Department.

    Name: Chinedu Ajuruchi
    Home Country: Nigeria
    Program:Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology
    Graduation Year: 2014
    Current Employer: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

    Why I chose Lambton College
    Small costal city. Exceptional marketing skills.

    How Lambton College prepared me for my current position
    Exceptional instructors and I was given the chance to work in the Applied Research Department.

    How Lambton College helped me achieve my goals
    Study and hard work.

    Advice for future Lambton College international students
    Study, work hard, be patient and don’t be rude. Endurance is vital.


  4. Akash

    Greenfield Commercial Alcohol
    Advice for new students to help prepare them for their co-op work term
    Work hard and prepare for the best. Research the company profiles. Prepare your behavioral based and situational based questions because 90% of your selection is based on these answers.

    Name: Akash Jain
    Program: Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology – Accelerated
    Company: Greenfield Commercial Alcohol
    Title: Boiler Class 4 Trainee Operator

    Overview of the work you did during your co-op work term

    • Turn on-off boiler
    • Feed-water test
    • Gas truck unloading
    • Preventive maintenance
    • Preparing work permits and maintenance
    • Lock out/Tag out

    Most rewarding aspect from your co-op work term
    There is a lot to learn under experienced operators and also learned a lot about still house and process which was an additional factor along with gaining steam time.

    Biggest challenge about your co-op work term
    To work on the field in bad weather conditions, also to work with other crew members. All in all it has been a good experience to work with everyone.

    How Lambton College prepared you for your co-op work term
    Good. As an international student it’s hard on our part to do an unpaid coop and also we are not eligible for bursaries or scholarships.

    Advice for new students to help prepare them for their co-op work term
    Work hard and prepare for the best. Research the company profiles. Prepare your behavioral based and situational based questions because 90% of your selection is based on these answers.


  5. Ebuka

    KMX Membrane Technology
    It provided a medium of quick assimilation in putting both class and lab work to industrial practice. And the dangers that may be associated with workplace safety.

    Name: Ebuka Ndehigwo
    Program:Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology – Accelerated
    Company:KMX Membrane Technology
    Title: Research Plant Operator

    Overview of the work you did during your co-op work term

    • Control of waste water plant process using DCS system.
    • Monitoring and recording process variables and weekly safety meetings
    • Continuous laboratory water analysis
    • pipefitting

    Most rewarding aspect from your co-op work term
    It provided a medium of quick assimilation in putting both class and lab work to industrial practice. And the dangers that may be associated with workplace safety.

    Biggest challenge about your co-op work term
    Providing suggestions for process improvement by applying chemical process knowledge and adapting to long work hours.

    How Lambton College prepared you for your co-op work term
    The Applied Research and Innovation Department of the College provided me with an excellent opportunity for practical hands-on training which was in line with most courses taught at the college.

    Advice for new students to help prepare them for their co-op work term
    Have excellent grades and good networking with power engineering club social group at the college. They should not limit search to only steam time opportunity. Every experience counts in this trade.


  6. Akhil

    Lanxess Inc
    Overview of the work you did during your co-op work term
    As a co-op student at Lanxess, I am closely working with operators to learn plant operations in detail. I trace the process lines and plant operations from the control room using foxboro control system. I also draw process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams

    Name:Akhil Shah
    Program: Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology – Accelerated
    Company: Lanxess Inc
    Title: Co-op Student – CPEX

    Overview of the work you did during your co-op work term
    As a co-op student at Lanxess, I am closely working with operators to learn plant operations in detail. I trace the process lines and plant operations from the control room using foxboro control system. I also draw process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams.

    Most rewarding aspect from your co-op work term
    Canadian work experience is the most rewarding about the co-op term as my future in Canada depends on my first job here. Moreover the learning which I gained is extremely important for me as it is directly related to my studies and provides me with hands on experience with process operations. This is also exciting because it supports my study in here and I don’t have to worry about my expenses

    Biggest challenge about your co-op work term
    The most challenging part for me was initially to get along with the co-workers because of cultural differences. But as time goes they started understanding me and I could also feel comfortable with them

    How Lambton College prepared you for your co-op work term
    Lambton College prepared me in all the possible ways they could. Tutors are very cooperative and provide excellent knowledge of the subject. The MyCareer Centre helped me a lot with my resume, getting interviews and preparing for them. It won’t be possible for me to receive a coop without the support I received from Lambton College

    Advice for new students to help prepare them for their co-op work term
    As far as coop is concerned, MyCareer Centre is the place where you can get all your co-op related answers. The staff over there is extremely supportive and knowledgeable. Try getting Canadian work experience as much as you can, even in the form of volunteer work


  7. Konark

    Greenfield Energy Centre
    What did you find most rewarding about your co-op work term position?
    This position helped me to obtain the steam time requirement needed for Power engineer certificate. I also gained practical knowledge of the plant and prepares me to work in industrial environment.

    Name: Konark Patel
    Program: Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology – Accelerated
    Company: Greenfield Energy Centre
    Title: Operating Assistant (Power Engineer)

    Overview of the work you did during your co-op work term
    This position prepared me to work in an industrial environment as a Power engineer. Initially when I started my coop I was learning the basics about the plant which includes the function and location of equipment, valves and steam lines. I also learned in detail about turbines and boilers. Some of the routine tasks were daily plant rounds for inspection of the equipment, laboratory tests, and preventive maintenance when required. I worked with the field operator and control room operator.

    Most rewarding aspect from your co-op work term
    This position helped me to obtain the steam time requirement needed for Power engineer certificate. I also gained practical knowledge of the plant and prepares me to work in industrial environment.

    Biggest challenge about your co-op work term
    When I started my coop it was difficult to understand all things during first week. Later I learned about all different equipment and its function by referencing drawings and tracing lines. Maintenance on some of the equipment I was not familiar with. The Field Operator explained everything practically and I followed his direction on my own.

    How Lambton College prepared you for your co-op work term
    I learned in detail about all the equipment during my college studies and also performed different labs. Before I started my coop I had theoretical knowledge which I had gained after learning about different courses in the college such as Operating Engineering studies, Refrigeration, HVAC. This training made it easy to learn practically at the workplace. The College also prepared me to write the fourth class power engineering exam.

    Advice for new students to help prepare them for their co-op work term
    Co-op is the essential part of the course and if you get the opportunity to work in any industry then try to apply all principles and theoretical knowledge gained during your college studies at the workplace. Some things will be easy when you complete them practically at the lab or the workplace. Visit the MyCareer centre at college and become familiar with the available resources.

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The Accelerated Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology program has been designed for graduates with a B.Sc. (Chemistry) or equivalent. Students will study core courses taught in the under-graduate three-year Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology program and the principles underlying the complex technologies used in today’s processing industries. Students train in Lambton College’s Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies which contains complex lab and pilot plant facilities. This Centre duplicates a real-life manufacturing environment and the technologies developed can easily be scaled-up and transferred to the actual operating unit. Students also have the benefit of participatory projects that emphasize teamwork, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. This program has certain physical requirements.

Graduates will have the academic preparation to write the TSSA Operating Engineering examinations. Students have the advantage of attaining an industry certification which can lead to a variety of career opportunities. Separate registration eligibility and fees are determined by the TSSA and will apply. The additional fees are not included in the program fees.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (O.A.C.E.T.T.) recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certifications in the Certified Engineering Technology (C.E.T.) category.

 

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