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Programs & Courses
  • You’ll learn how to monitor and control equipment and processing units in large industrial plants.

  • You'll become proficient in plant systems and process fundamentals, setting the stage for career success.

  • You’ll gain real-world skills in a six-week work practicum.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
24-Weeks
Accreditation: 
Certificate
Campus: 
Silver King, Nelson

In the News

Students in the Selkirk College Plant Operator Program began a survey of regional operations by taking a closer look at Oso Negro’s roastery in Nelson.

The Selkirk College Plant Operator Program prepares learners for challenging and rewarding careers in industrial settings. A significant part of the education students receive in the program is trips to the varied operations in the region where futures await. The first stop for this year's class featured the tantalizing smells of Oso Negro coffee.

As the British Columbia economy continues to grow and the need for skilled workers increases, the Provincial Government has invested in the post-secondary education required to be successful.

As the British Columbia economy continues to grow and the need for skilled workers increases, the Provincial Government has invested in the post-secondary education required to be successful.

What Students Say

sara boutin plant operator grad testimonial photo
Being a women in a predominately mans' world, this course has opened so many doors for me. It has given me the confidence to pursue, and succeed, in my career at Teck.
- Sara Boutin, 2013 Grad, Solvent Extractor in the Indium-Germanium Plant & Chairperson for the Women of Steel
Pete Johnson is an alumni graduate
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Selkirk’s Plant Operator students and graduates since the program began. Students fit in very well with our operation and operators. 
- Pete Johnson, Current Management Systems Coordinator, Electrolytic and Melting Plant, Teck Trail Operations.
Selkirk empowered me to gain skills that I didn’t know I could do, like learning about the whole process of any operation in less than a year! 
- Hayley Morgan, Process Operator 2011 Graduate. Current Cell Top Maintenance Operator, Teck Metals Ltd.
The Plant Operator program was the best decision I ever made, it opened the door into Industrial work and allowed me to obtain a great career. All the instructors at Selkirk College where amazing and very helpful. I went from serving food to becoming an Operator at a local company in under a year. I highly recommend taking this course to jump start your career.
- Christine Hoover