Program Objectives

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.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
867-412 Determine their suitability for the trade and training process 30 2
867-422 Apply the rules of occupational health and safety 30 2
867-438 Perform inspection operations on boilers 120 8
867-442 Communicate in the workplace 30 2
867-457 Analyze and treat the different fluids in heating and refrigeration systems 105 7
867-468 Perform inspection operations on heating systems 120 8
867-478 Start up and operate a refrigeration system 120 8
867-485 Apply mechanical maintenance techniques for pumps, turbines and fans 75 5
867-493 Ensure that an air regulation circuit operates properly 45 3
867-503 Perform simple soldering, welding and oxygen cutting tasks 45 3
867-516 Apply techniques for maintaining fluid circuits, piping systems and accessories 90 6
867-526 Perform inspection operations on a refrigeration system 90 6
867-538 Maintain a heating system 120 8
867-544 Ensure the proper functioning of a compressed air supply system 60 4
867-556 Inspect the electrical system and maintain emergency equipment 90 6
867-564 Ensure the proper functioning of an electric control circuit 60 4
867-578 Ensure the proper functioning of ventilation and air conditioning systems 120 8
867-584 Maintain a refrigeration system 60 4
867-593 Interpret plans and schematics 45 3
867-603 Ensure the proper functioning of a fire protection system 45 3
867-614 Analyze and troubleshoot an operating problem in a power plant 60 4
867-627 Use centralized control software and preventive maintenance software 105 7
867-638 Manage the energy efficiency of a power plant and building 120 8
867-641 Use job search techniques 15 1
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

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.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-2102-4 ou (ENG-2062-3)632-406 ou (630-416)--MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3015-2) ou (MTH-3016-2)563-306 ou (568-314)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Lanaudière)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
CDC Pont Viau - Édifice des Industries
CSS des Affluents
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. des Moulins – Édifice des Industries MMFJA941 D Aug. 26th, 2024
MMFJA942 D Nov. 25th, 2024
MMFJA243 D Feb. 3rd, 2025


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Riverside SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
ACCESS - Annexe Sainte-Julie RAC-SEM D/E Periodic entry
SEM240829 D Aug. 29th, 2024
SEM250129 D Jan. 29th, 2025

Stationary Engineer

Stationary engineers operate heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and water supply systems. They monitor, upkeep and repair thermal power stations in buildings and processing plants. It’s an occupation in a constantly changing field that requires problem solving. A career as a stationary engineer requires manual skills, focus, precision and concern for the environment and public health.

Related Training(s)

Plumbing and Heating

Average Salary

Stationary Engineer — $32.30

Job Titles

Stationary engineer

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