Engineering and Technology

Architecture



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

The Architectural Technician program prepares you for a career in the construction industry, working with architects, engineers, builders, contractors and municipal building departments. Using state-of-the-art computer technology, you will prepare designs, construction drawings and specifications needed to communicate with clients, construction professionals and approval authorities.

Student activities include preparing drawings for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional building types. You will also be introduced to building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications and the business environment for providing design and construction services. Canada’s Architectural program places a strong emphasis on protecting the environment, energy conservation, and sustainable design and construction strategies.

Highlights

  • Graduates are eligible to join the Association of Architectural Technologists of various provincial associations and the Association for Applied Architectural Sciences
  • Transfer credits/advanced standing may be awarded for previous science or engineering education

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • Have a passion for sport.
  • Possess excellent time-management skills.
  • Are well-organized, energetic and enjoy working with people.
  • Are interested in planning and executing sport business initiatives.
  • Are motivated to lead.
  • Want experience and ultimate employment in the sport business.

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to work with :

  • Architects
  • Architectural technology firms
  • Engineers
  • Builders
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Construction material manufacturers and suppliers
  • Municipal building departments

Your Career

Graduates may be employed in a wide range of sport management activities: sport event planning; sales and marketing; facility management; and, business administrative positions within professional sport, sport governing bodies, public agencies, community recreation departments, sporting goods companies, sport marketing agencies, sport agent operations and athletic service organizations.

Automobile



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

This program prepares the student to work in the automotive industry with an emphasis on motor vehicle technology. Theory and practical training equips the student for challenging positions in a variety of careers.

The first semester is common to both the administration and technical streams, which allows the student time to choose which is right for him or her. Moving into second semester, the technical stream focuses on applied mechanics, vehicle dynamics and properties of materials, providing a good understanding of component design.

As part of the curriculum, the student will train on automobile assemblies in fully-equipped automotive shops. Both streams provide the same vehicle technology, and in-school content as the Automotive Service Technician (AST) apprenticeship qualification. This program prepares the student to enter the industry and be successful on exemption testing for licensing qualification.

Highlights

Through classroom and shop activities, you will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as hands-on skills and experience through the demonstration and application of standard industry techniques and processes that are included/imbedded in the program curriculum.

Highlights include :

  • The technical stream is ideal for those with strengths in mathematics and physics
  • Combination of theory and shop experience
  • Facilities are in one of Ontario’s largest transportation training centres, Ashtonbee campus
  • Program is accredited by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) National Accreditation Board
  • Offers equal opportunity to begin an apprenticeship upon graduation

Aircraft Maintenance



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Learn highly sought after skills in aircraft maintenance, power plant structures, inspections, troubleshooting, mechanical, electrical and electronic applications. You will also acquire other sciences related to aircraft maintenance, to equip you for work in the aircraft maintenance industry.

A significant portion of time is spent on practical application in labs working on aircraft engines, conducting aircraft and component inspections in a maintenance environment and performing flight-line activities.

Option M, Aircraft Maintenance, emphasizes the repair of a wide range of electrical and mechanical systems within an aircraft, including: hydraulics, fuels, environmental systems, engines, surface controls and undercarriage systems, and the aircraft’s frame and external skin. Aviation maintenance servicing practices and procedures as well as aviation regulation requirements, round out your training.

The program is both Transport Canada approved and Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council certified as a recognized aircraft maintenance training. program.

Highlights

  • Extensive facilities and equipment, including an on-site hangar and various aircrafts
  • To meet the needs of Canada’s sizeable aviation community our aerospace facility contains modern equipment reflecting the current trends in the industry
  • Canadian College faculties are highly skilled, with years of experience, extensive technical expertise and a deep commitment to the program, its students and their success
  • Comprehensive courses and theories reinforced by hands-on lab and shop work
  • Affiliated with the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Association
  • Transport Canada approved course
  • Graduates who meet attendance requirements, project completion requirements, and attain 70 per cent in each course, are granted up to 18 months credit towards their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence (M rating)
  • CAMC accredited for occupational trade certification
  • Graduates are also suitably trained to seek employment in non-aircraft related areas of certain repair and manufacturing industries
  • College partners and supporters are members of College’s advisory committees and participate as guest speakers and panelists, sharing their knowledge and expertise for the benefit and enhancement of our programs
  • The Aviation Technician (Aircraft Maintenance) program holds Transport Canada (TC) accreditation towards the issue of a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License
  • Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) accreditation and recognition towards meeting the basic training requirements for CAMC occupational trade certification as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • In addition to an College diploma, successful graduates that meet the accreditation requirements are eligible for an 18-month experience credit and technical examination credit towards the regulatory requirements for issue of a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License

Career

Organizations that hire program graduates include :

  • Airlines/operators - Air Canada, Kelowna Flightcraft, Great Slave Helicopters
  • Manufacturers - Bombardier, Magellan Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney
  • Military - Department of National Defense
  • Aviation training - Flight Safety Canada Aviation
  • Repair and overhaul – SPAR Aerospace, IMP Group
  • Aviation equipment/avionics - MC2, Wright Instruments

Avionics Maintenance



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

This program trains you in skills from basic electronics to sophisticated avionic systems used in modern aircraft. The emphasis in Option E, Avionics Maintenance, is on the aircraft’s various electronic systems: electrical power distribution and control, navigation, flight instrumentation, communication and radar. You are given equal time in theory and lab training. Shop work on various aircraft is also included. Aviation maintenance servicing practices and procedures, as well as aviation regulation requirements round out your training.

Through classroom and shop activities you will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as hands-on skills and experience through the demonstration and application of standard industry techniques and processes that are included and imbedded in the program curriculum.

This program is also designed to prepare bench technicians for avionic-approved shops and aircraft manufacturing companies. The program is both Transport Canada (TC) approved and Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) certified as a recognized avionics maintenance training program.

Highlights

  • To meet the needs of Canada’s sizeable aviation community, Canadian College’s aerospace facility is housed with modern equipment reflecting the current trends in the industry
  • Extensive facilities with onsite hanger and various aircraft
  • College faculties are highly skilled, with years of experience and extensive technical expertise, with a deep commitment to the program, its students and their success
  • Comprehensive courses and theories are reinforced by hands-on lab and shop work
  • Training geared directly to the needs of the aircraft industry
  • Affiliated with the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Association and the Aircraft Electronics Association
  • College partners and supporters are members of College’s advisory committees and participate as guest speakers and panelists, sharing their knowledge and expertise for the benefit and enhancement of our program
  • Through these partnerships students and the College are provided with aircraft, components, technical resources and access to industry information and the latest technology
  • Diploma earned reflects high standards of learning
  • Transport Canada (TC) approved course
  • Graduates who meet attendance requirements, project completion requirements and attain 70 per cent in each course, are granted up to 18 months credit towards their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license (E rating)
  • CAMC accredited for occupational trade certification
  • Graduates are also suitably trained to seek employment aircraft-related businesses (airlines, operators of light aircraft) as well as non-aircraft related electronic industries

Career

Organizations that hire program graduates include :

  • Airlines/operators - Air Canada, Kelowna Flightcraft, Great Slave Helicopters
  • Manufacturers - Bombardier, Magellan Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney
  • Military - Department of National Defense
  • Aviation training - Flight Safety Canada Aviation
  • Repair and overhaul – SPAR Aerospace, IMP Group
  • Aviation equipment/avionics - MC2, Wright Instruments

The Aviation Technician (Avionics Maintenance) program holds :

Organizations that hire program graduates include :

  • Transport Canada (TC) accreditation towards the issue of a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License
  • Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) accreditation and recognition towards meeting the basic training requirements for CAMC occupational trade certification as an avionics maintenance technician

Biomedical



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

In the biomedical equipment industry, engineering and scientific disciplines merge resulting in innovations beneficial to both the healthcare system and society. Firms in this industry must now meet the challenge of providing a range of quality products. As a result, there will be a greater need for qualified professionals. Biomedical engineering integrates various principles including electronics, micro-controller, computer, chemical, biology, medicine, health and engineering in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices.

In response to this growing demand for technology professionals who understand health-related fields, Canadian Colleges are offering the Biomedical Engineering Technology program. The program will prepare you for a challenging career with the latest technology, while continuing to evolve to reflect the ever-growing innovations. This program provides an optimum balance between theory and hands-on labs.

Students will be guided towards future Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (CBET) certifications.

Highlights

  • Opportunity exists for three paid co-op work terms
  • The program has its own Biomedical Student Club
  • Hands-on experience is gained with a wide range of high-tech equipment
  • A strong focus is placed on hands-on labs to enhance classroom learning
  • The program is part of an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Biotechnology



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

A career in biotechnology holds many opportunities to make an impact in government, industry, education, hospitals and medical facilities. There is a growing demand for skilled tech¬nicians, lab technologists and research assistants to work in agriculture, food production, pharmaceuticals, sanitation, and health research. Graduates also find opportunities in regulation and enforcement, quality control, and sales.

Highlights

  • If you like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, you’ll love study¬ing state-of-the-art Chemical Instrumentation Lab, equipped with PCR and DNA sequencing technology.
  • Biotechnology plays a critical role in the battles against hunger, disease and pollution.
  • Choose a career where you can make a difference.

Biotechnology uses the products and processes of living ¬organisms to improve quality of life. It has many different applications: gene therapies to treat genetic disorders; more effective medicines tailored to individuals; vaccines to prevent disease; environmental decontamination to restore polluted spaces; genetic engineering of crops and livestock to improve their yield and nutrition… even making cheese and beer.

Hands-on learning combines classroom theory and practical, lab-based instruction. First-year students master the fundamental techniques of chemistry, biology, math and computer applica¬tions. Second-year students gain hands-on experience with a wide variety of chemical instrumentation. Different aspects of biotechnology are introduced: genetics, microbiology, fermen¬tation and forensics. The fundamentals of genetic analyses and genetic engineering will allow students to apply the same tech¬niques used to engineer GMOs, solve crimes and determine paternity, including PCR and DNA profiling.

The third and fourth year focus on intensive, laboratory-based instruction and project-based learning in molecular biology, microbiology, analytical instrumentation, tissue culture and cutting-edge extraction technologies. Placements in the second and third years allow students to put their training into practice in an employment setting.

Broadcast



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

The demand for broadcast engineers is growing daily and fully qualified graduates are not currently available. Positions in radio and television broadcast facilities, cable television opera¬tions, specialty channels, post-production facilities, audiovisual systems, satellite distribution systems and equipments manu¬facturers’ technical field support are available and will continue to grow. Graduates will find work as installation and service technologists, systems integration engineers and field service technologists.

Highlights

  • This new, one-of-a-kind program was designed with input from the industry, based on today’s requirements and their expectations of future directions
  • Every radio and television broadcasting or satellite distribution system runs on complex systems – hardware and software – creating a high demand for skilled engineering expertise.
  • Many broadcast engineers are retiring now and in the next several years, creating a great need for new graduates who are trained on the latest systems.
  • Two work placements of 4 and 8 weeks provide students with real-life experience and job contacts.
  • This program is fully accredited by the Society of Broadcast Engineers in the United States.

Career

The demand for broadcast engineers is growing daily and fully qualified graduates are not currently available. Positions in radio and television broadcast facilities, cable television opera¬tions, specialty channels, post-production facilities, audiovisual systems, satellite distribution systems and equipments manu¬facturers’ technical field support are available and will continue to grow. Graduates will find work as installation and service technologists, systems integration engineers and field service technologists.

Program Description

The program will train graduates in the hard and soft skills that are required by every employer. Graduates will learn how to design, build and manage broadcast systems, facilities and IT networks. Troubleshooting broadcast equipment to compo¬nent level, performing routine and preventative maintenance of computer systems and networks, and performing mainte¬nance on all broadcast transmission systems will be within the -graduate’s abilities

The program is roughly divided into three areas of concentra¬tion: electronics, IT and dedicated broadcast systems.Graduates will learn to be responsive to production needs and deadlines, will be flexible and adaptable, and will be team play¬ers yet also able to work independently. Time management, risk management and technical and non-technical communication skills are also learned.

Chemical



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Chemical engineering technicians and technologists work in government agencies, educational institutions, and a range of industries including: food production, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, plastics, pulp and paper, mining, -metallurgy and nuclear energy. Graduates may work in the lab (production; quality assurance; qualitative and quantitative analysis; research and development) or in the field (process control; technical sales and service), with potential to advance into supervisory or management positions.

Highlights

  • State-of-the-art Chemical Instrumentation Lab prepares graduates to enter the workforce with the experience and confidence to use any instrument in the industry.
  • Placements give you practical employment experience even before graduation.
  • Expand your opportunities with the option to complete a double diploma.

Chemical engineering requires an inquisitive mind and meticu¬lous attention to detail. The program emphasizes hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art Chemical Instrumentation Lab, with opportunities for both teamwork and independent research. Graduates are prepared to carry out experiments, ana-lyze and interpret data, assess analytical methods and develop new ¬techniques, and supervise or manage lab operations.

In the first two years, students learn the basic principles and tech¬niques of organic and analytical chemistry, chemical engi¬neering and industrial processes. Hands-on skills with chemical instrumentation, computer applications, health and safety, and microbiology techniques provide a range of practical job skills. Students are introduced to employment opportunities through a placement.

The third and fourth year offer a more specialized curriculum including -chromatography, spectroscopy, radiochemistry, food chemistry and Good Manufacturing Practices. Problem-based assignments take ¬students from theory to practice, applying what they have learned. A one-week placement provides practical, real-world experience. Graduates are prepared for a smooth transition to the workforce with a wide range of skills

Civil



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Enjoy a wide ranging spectrum of opportunities in the dynamic, exciting and rewarding world of heavy construction. Whether you prefer to work inside, outside or a combination of both, as a Civil Engineering graduate you will be prepared for employment within high-demand areas such as:

  • Structural (superstructure) – design, construction and rehabilitation
  • Geotechnical (foundation) – design, material testing, inspection as well as site supervision
  • Municipal – water supply (filtration and distribution systems) and sewage disposal (treatment and collection systems)
  • Transportation – roads and highways.

Highlights

  • Work in the field of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation.
  • Graduate in under two years, ready to enter a high-demand profession.
  • Get hands on experience using current technologies and equipment.
  • A common first year allows ease of transfer to the Construction Engineering program.
  • Gain credits and foundation for advanced studies.

Employers who hire graduates include:

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Contractors
  • Fabricators
  • Municipalities and cities
  • Federal and provincial agencies.

Canadian Colleges have developed well-rounded programs combining classroom instruction, hands-on learning in the field, and lab work in our state-of-the-art building sciences lab. The first year provides a strong foundation in surveying and drafting principles and computer appli¬cations including AutoCAD. A common curriculum allows easy transfer to the second year of a diploma in Construction Engineer¬ing Technician. With the completion of additional courses, students can also transfer to the Survey Engineering Technician program.

In their second year, students gain specialized skills in highway design, structural drafting, materials testing, municipal water and sewer systems, and estimating. Students produce precise surveys in the field with sophisticated GPS equipment. The third and fourth year place greater emphasis on design, including structural components in steel and concrete, and the behaviour of fluids in open and closed conduits. Technology students learn practical supervisory techniques, and produce a technical report similar to the one required for professional certification.

Construction



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Commercial and industrial construction provides many oppor¬tunities for supervisors and managers working locally and globally. Construction Engineerings are employed as site inspectors, testing personnel, project managers, project coordinators, site supervisors, estimators, trainers, building materials salespeople, and construction schedulers. Some experienced builders use the skills gained in this program to expand into small business and be their own boss.

Highlights

  • Supervise building construction on any scale, from a mod¬est ¬residential development to the tallest skyscraper, as an ¬experienced Construction Engineering Technician.
  • Get hands-on experience with the latest AutoCAD software used in the industry today.
  • Put your skills to work one day a week with a semester-long, on-the-job placement.
  • Entrepreneurial training expands your opportunities for self-employment.

Students enjoy a lot of personal attention from faculty ¬during classroom instruction, hands-on learning in the field, and lab work in our state-of-the-art building sciences lab. The first year provides a strong foundation in surveying and draft¬ing principles and computer applications including AutoCAD.

A common ¬curriculum allows easy transfer to the second year of a diploma in Civil Engineering Technician/Technology. With the completion of additional courses, students can also transfer to the Survey Engineering Technician program.

In their third and fourth years, students gain specialized knowledge of structural drafting, soil and materials testing, estimating, cost control, construction management and supervision. Graduates are ¬prepared to assume responsibility for their work, with a sound understanding of applicable laws, due diligence practices, labour-management principles, and health and safety practices.

Computer



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

The Computer Engineering program will prepare you for a challenging career with the latest in computer engineering and networks technology. The program reflects the ever-growing innovations of the Internet embedded revolution. Embedded interfaces and protocols are typically found in automobiles, airplanes, appliances, security systems, controls, lighting systems and other applications with sensors and actuators.

This program prepares graduates for a variety of full-time jobs in the computer industry, including product development, manufacturing, service and technical sales. You will obtain an in-depth education in microcontroller programming and interfacing with MNCs. You will be able to assist with troubleshooting, repairing, testing, measuring and documenting a variety of computer-based control systems and subsystems. Theory, hands-on lab learning and technical problem-solving are also part of education you'll receive from Canada.

Highlights

  • Opportunity exists to work with a wide-range of high-tech equipment
  • There is an active student chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • The Degree/ Diploma that is earned is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning

Career

Graduates of the Computer Engineering have been hired in Canada and USA by :

  • General Electric
  • Leitch
  • MSC Electronics
  • Optys
  • Solectron
  • Telesat
  • ViDix Technology Corp.

Electrical



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Electricity is the energy of the future and the world will need more and more skilled and knowledgeable people that can work in this broad and growing field.

The factory of the future requires employees with technical skills, especially those of an electrical technician. Machines will be doing the assemblyline work and industry will require trained, skilled people to install, configure, service and run this technology. The Canadian College’s Electrical programs are especially geared to provide you with the skills necessary for employment in tomorrow’s economy.

Many graduates go on to pursue electrical apprentice¬ships to become industrial, commercial or residential electri¬cians. The Electrical programs in Canada provide you with the skills to be of value to any employer seeking electrical appren¬tices that can learn and grow on the job.

Electrical distributors, manufacturers and wholesalers are in need of competent, knowledgeable people to employ for technical sales and sales support, and as system integrators to design and specify customer solutions in the electrical field. Electrical generation is done by a range of means including nuclear, thermal, hydro, wind and solar. Students graduate with a firm foundation to succeed in the power generation field as it grows and develops.

Transportation will also be electrically-driven. From cars to trains to busses, all will use electrical propulsion. With a solid base in electrical skills, graduates will be able to work on the transportation systems of the future.

Highlights

  • Hands-on, skills-oriented technology-based program
  • Active, involved instructors
  • A strong commitment to our students’ success
  • The program is designed to give you to skills and knowledge to build your future career
  • Wide range of career path options

The Electrical programs have a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and skills. Canadian Colleges provide an environment to develop a one-on-one relationship with your instructors. The faculty is engaged, involved with the students and always ready to coach and help.

The first-year program, Electrical Techniques, focuses on build¬ing the knowledge and skills that provide a solid foundation for work in the electrical field. Courses focus on a working under¬standing of electricity and electronics and on learning the fun¬damental skills required in jobs in the electrical field. Students are taught basic electrical installation skills, motor control and the basics of industrial processes, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and fluid power and control. As well the students are taught standards of the Canadian Electric Code.

The second-year program, Electrical Technician, builds on the skills and knowledge foundation of the first year. Emphasis is on industrial automation and skills in installing, maintain¬ing, servicing, configuring and calibrating industrial systems. Included in this is industrial robotic systems. As well, courses in technical math and real-life business fundamentals are taught to ensure that students have the practical knowledge to succeed in the field that they will enter.

Electronics



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

The Electronics Engineering program has been completely redesigned to prepare you for a challenging career in the electronics field.

This program prepares graduates for a variety of full-time jobs in the electronics industry, including electronic product design and development, manufacturing, service and technical sales. You will obtain an in-depth education in telecommunications, wireless networks, fibre optics, digital signal processing, microcontrollers, computer, quality assurance and industrial controls. You will be able to assist in design, troubleshoot, analyze, repair, test, measure and document a variety of electronic systems and subsystems.

This program provides an optimum balance between theory and hands-on experience. Students can opt to graduate as technicians after the first two years, or continue onto the co-op or non co-op options. Academically-qualified students can enhance their education by working three terms as paid employees in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

Highlights

  • The program is an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, as well as Amateur Radio Club
  • Modern labs and lecture facilities and Technology Centre create a healthy learning environment
  • Graduates may become members of a multidisciplinary group involved in equipment manufacturing or installation, research and testing, equipment maintenance and repair, and sales

Career

Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a wide range of specialties in electronics, including :

  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless
  • Fibre optics
  • Embedded systems
  • Electronics manufacturing and technical sales
  • Radio and television manufacturing
  • Other consumer product manufacturing

Companies that have hired graduates of this program include:

  • Optys
  • Wireless
  • SMTC Manufacturing Corp.
  • Telesat
  • ViDix Technology Corp.

Energy Systems



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Society’s changing views on energy and environment are transforming the utility and construction sectors. The utility sector is currently undergoing a radical shift in operating practice that opens doors to a range of innovative energy projects using small-scale sources such as solar, wind, hydro, fuel cells, gas turbines and biomass to feed electricity, heat and air conditioning to our homes and businesses.

The construction industry has adopted a host of new green building initiatives that are quickly increasing awareness and the use of sustainable, integrated architecture and engineering practices for new buildings. Manufacturers have many new products that provide ways to implement advanced energy control in commercial and residential structures. The challenge and opportunity is to learn how to integrate and use all of these modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments.

Through the Energy Systems Engineering Technician program, this teaches you the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society. The program is challenging, but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that are highly sought after in modern energy and sustainable building companies.

Highlights

  • Opportunity exists to work on state-of-the-art energy systems
  • A strong focus is placed on practical labs to enhance classroom learning
  • Applied research and development projects promote innovation skills
  • Technical curriculum is complemented by project management skills

Career

Most people currently working in the energy industry are engineers or skilled tradespersons who have accumulated enough on-the-job experience to understand a broad range of technologies. However, a widening skilled-labour shortage and quickly advancing technology in the energy sector are creating huge demand for technicians who possess a breadth of knowledge across the mechanical, electrical, electronic and automation engineering fields.

Graduates are prepared to apply knowledge of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and mechanics to industries such as :

  • Moulding and casting
  • Integrated circuit packaging
  • Heat exchanger/ boiler design and manufacture
  • Petrochemical processing

Environmental



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Environmental Technology Graduates have advanced skills in the use of environmental sampling, monitoring and testing equipment; data analysis; and information technology tools. They are familiar with applying the principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability and have the ability to manage environmental projects from planning through to implementation and maintenance. They have applied knowledge of health, safety and environmental requirements and can contribute to risk assessment and environmental systems management. This program provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills through partnerships in the community and stresses the need for designing and implementing systems to prevent, control and clean-up environmental contamination.

Career

The field of environmental technology is diverse and rapidly evolving to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Given the diversity in program skills and knowledge, a number of career options can be pursued upon graduation. Traditionally, graduates have found employment in the environmental field working for small and large corporations. Potential employers include environmental consulting firms, government agencies (municipal, provincial, federal), and environmental services departments in a variety of organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :

  • collect, and perform routine tests on, representative environmental samples;
  • use various information technology tools to assemble, analyze and present environmental data effectively;
  • apply the basic concepts of science to environmental processes;
  • participate in the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of environmental projects;
  • apply the principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability;
  • practice principles and ethics associated with environmental management issues;
  • ensure that all tasks are completed in compliance with occupational health and safety standards;
  • ensure that all tasks are completed in compliance with applicable municipal, provincial, and federal environmental requirements;
  • contribute to the development and implementation of environmental systems management;
  • perform project management practices to environmental operations;
  • communicate technical information accurately and effectively in oral, written, and visual forms;
  • participate in community partnerships with local businesses;
  • lead sustainability initiatives and facilitate environmental education in the community.

Mechanical



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

You will learn engineering theory and practice in the manufacture and production of mechanical equipment. Basic engineering skills and science, as well as more specialized subjects relating to modern manufacturing and production processes, are covered. Training includes computer-assisted drafting and manufacturing (CAD/ CAM), which are used widely in industry today.

Two individual semester projects give you practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment. The project approach simulates actual workplace assignments.

Career

Graduates are prepared for jobs in the manufacture and production of mechanical equipment as :

  • In supervisor positions (which offer additional opportunities)
  • Junior engineers
  • Assistant to professional engineers
  • Lab technicians
  • Quality control
  • CAD operators
  • Technical sales and marketing
  • Production control
  • Product designer and developers

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :

  • You will gain experience in machine shop operation, tool design, plus computer numerical control programming
  • Industry-current software instruction such as MasterCAM V9.1 & Version “X”, AutoCAD 2010 and Inventor 2010 is included
  • State-of-the-art CAD/ CAM equipment is taught
  • There is about 60-40 balance between theory and practice
  • This project-driven program gives you practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment. The project approach simulates actual workplace assignments
  • Mechanical engineering lab that includes: Thermodynamic Fluid Power testing modules, and Tensile, Hardness and Impact Testers

Manufacturing & Management



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Manufacturing Engineering is a unique program that provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required for work in all areas of manufacturing, including product design, automation and control, and production.

Developed in consultation with industry the manufacturing engineering curriculum provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of mathematics, computing and science, with significant content in engineering sciences and engineering design.

In addition to classroom lectures, students participate in tutorials, laboratories, computer simulations, field visits, independent research and design tasks, individual and group projects, as well as presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Many facets of the program are interdependent, with fundamental courses followed by advanced topics. Complementary studies including liberal studies electives, collaborative leadership, economics, and ethics and law for professionals, promote a broader understanding of the needs of society and technology's impact on it. Students gain technical expertise along with the understanding of business and humanities required for an integrated approach to manufacturing.

The five-year Manufacturing Engineering and Management combination program meets the rapidly increasing need for engineers with the leadership skills to succeed in business and management. Students in this program study the complete manufacturing engineering curriculum, as well as gain critical management skills in key areas of business including accounting, finance, operations, human resources and marketing.

These programs are designed to meet the requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Each graduate is eligible to apply for licensing as a Professional Engineer (PEng) in Ontario and in any province or territory in Canada.

The university's proximity to some of the largest manufacturing engineering companies in Canada provides many opportunities for work placements. In addition, a 12 to 16 month optional Engineering Internship Program is available for students completing third year, and students may participate in two to four month work placements through the Engineering Co-op Program.

Career

Manufacturing is a $290 billion business in Canada, employing over 1,000,000 people directly and another 1,000,000 people indirectly. It plays a vital role in the Country’s economy, accounting for about 19% of all jobs in some provinces and 26% gross domestic product. Manufacturing engineering provides job opportunities in sectors ranging from aerospace and biotechnology to telecommunications, automotive, chemical, industrial and commercial product manufacturing.

The types of functions that program graduates may perform in organizations are numerous and include design and development of products and processes, production planning and control, system and facility design and analysis, operations management and plant maintenance, engineering marketing and sales, economic analysis and accounting, and research and development.

Growing industrial development in Canada coupled with current retirement rates is increasing the need for manufacturing engineers over the next decade.

Electro Mechanical Robotics



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

This program provides students with the technical skills required to repair and modify automated equipment used in the home automation, retail, manufacturing, gaming, security, medical, and energy sectors. Robotics technicians acquire knowledge in many aspects of electronics and mechanics including: programmable logic devices (PLD), programmable integrated circuits (PIC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), computer-aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC), motor controls, programming embedded systems, machine tool operations, and fluid power.

The program is delivered in a professor-assisted, self-directed learning environment. Courses consist of a series of modules comprised of hands-on labs and assignments.

The Robotics program is continually under review to address the needs of an ever-changing industry. Graduates enjoy many rewards including personal satisfaction and exciting career opportunities.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • Are self-motivated.
  • Enjoy working with their hands.
  • Have good oral and written communication skills and work well with others.
  • Like problem solving through troubleshooting.
  • Are looking for a comprehensive and challenging career.

Career

Upon graduation, an EMET - robotics has a range in the types of jobs that are available. Graduates from this program can be found repairing, adapting, and performing preventative maintenance in the following areas :

  • electronics
  • alternate energy, power plants
  • automating environmental processes
  • automation of outdated machinery
  • producing drawings using Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD )
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery
  • aerospace
  • automobile manufacturing
  • medical facilities

Marine



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

This program, which has been planned in co-operation with Transport Canada and shipping companies, offers complete preparation for those seeking employment as ships' engineering officers. This program has been organized to provide the best available merchant marine engineer training in Canada and features the following: six months of comprehensive basic skills training; co-operative training on-board Canadian and international merchant ships; courses supported by an equipped 16,000 square foot laboratory, state of the art propulsion systems simulator and workshop facility.

What's Special

This is a Transport Canada approved program.

It is generally recognized by the shipping companies that cadet training attracts and produces the kind of people required to operate today's ships. Accordingly the graduate placement record continues to be one of the best in the province. The longer term prospects for well-trained marine engineers are almost unequalled as there is a critical shortage of qualified engineers at the higher certificate levels both nationally and internationally. Also, the pay levels - while appropriate to the responsibilities and conditions involved - are much higher than in most shore-based industries.

This program has been planned in co-operation with Transport Canada and Canada's shipping companies. It offers a complete education for those seeking employment as a ship's Engineering Officer. The specialized competencies and work experience also provide the graduate with opportunities for employment in government and in other marine-related industries.

Career

The graduate of this program will find a rewarding career as a ship's officer on board commercial vessels throughout Canada and the world. This co-operative cadet training program may lead to career advancement to senior ranks on board ship and to positions of leadership in the marine industry. Graduates are eligible to write the Transport Canada 4th Class Marine Engineer certificate and can gain employment in a large variety of marine commercial professions on board and ashore in both the domestic and international shipping industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :

  • communicate and manage information in a variety of forms;
  • solve simple and complex problems related to both academic and ship board challenges;
  • work with others to safely and effectively function as a member of a large dynamic team whose goal is to transport cargo in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner;
  • measure and calculate, estimate and evaluate problems and solutions;
  • use appropriate tools for fabrication and repair operations typically performed on ships;
  • use hand tools and measuring equipment for dismantling, maintenance, repair and re-assembly of shipboard plant and equipment;
  • apply knowledge of electrotechnolgy, electronics and electrical equipment to operate alternators, generators, AC and DC motors;
  • use electrical and electronic measuring and test equipment for fault finding, maintenance and repair operations;
  • maintain safety of engine equipment, systems and services while conducting an engineering watch;
  • operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems and evaluate engine performance and capacity;
  • describe the fundamentals of automation, instrumentation and control systems;
  • maintain the seaworthiness of the ship, including ship stability and structural condition;
  • respond to emergencies and distress signals at sea, prevent and control fires and operate lifesaving appliances;
  • apply medical first aid on board ship;
  • inspect the ship for defects and damage;
  • practice and develop effective basic management skills with respect to human and physical resources.

Photonics



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

This program provides students with the knowledge and expertise to apply scientific and engineering principles to the analysis and operation of photonic equipment and photonic systems.

Through a combination of theory and laboratory instruction, students learn how to analyze the operation and performance of lasers, optical systems, fiber optic devices, telecommunications equipment, electronic packaging, computer vision systems, and photonics manufacturing equipment. In addition, students gain the mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to participate in the development and support of new photonic systems and technologies.

In the third year of the program, students must complete and defend a design/analysis project in a simulated industrial setting under the guidance of a faculty advisor

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • Enjoy applying the laws of physics to solve problems.
  • Seek variety and opportunity in their career.
  • Are creative with a keen sense of entrepreneurship.

Instrumentation



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Instrumentation is the art and science of measuring, controlling and automating pressure, temperature, flow and level in industrial processes.

Instrumentation Engineering Technology provides students with theoretical and practical training in the design, operation and maintenance of automated measurement and process control systems.

The Program offers the benefit of small class sizes and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs by industry-experienced and professionally trained instructors.

Each academic year consists of two 15-week semesters and students generally take two years to complete the Diploma program and four years for a Degree level. The Instrumentation Engineering Technology program is currently only offered full-time; distance and continuing education options are not available

Career

Instrumentation Engineering Technology is an expanding field with new innovations and technology.

Jobs in instrumentation engineering technology apply knowledge and principles of pneumatic, electronic and computer systems to measure and control pressure, flow, temperature level, chemical composition and other variables in industrial processes. Technologists work with pneumatic devices, control valves, electronic instruments and digital logic devices. Personal computer applications in instrumentation process control systems design, FieldbusTM, SCADA, PLC, distributed control system design and interfacing of industrial microcomputer control systems are important activities in a career in instrumentation.

Instrumentation engineering technologists use electronic equipment to install, troubleshoot, calibrate, maintain and repair electrical/ electronic measurement and control instruments.

Opportunities for employment exist in engineering design, instrumentation sales and industrial process plants in a variety of sectors, including power production, oil and gas refining, processing, transportation, fertilizer production, pulp and paper, wood processing, petrochemical processing, food processing, mining and manufacturing.

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive Diploma or Degree in Instrumentation Engineering.

Accreditation

The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists at the technologist level.

Information Technology



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Information Technology networks will continue to grow at a fast pace and will play an essential role in tomorrow's society.

Expansion of these networks and the evolution of the technology supporting them will require a new breed of professionals with considerable knowledge skills and hands-on training. In order to achieve this goal, the NET curriculum is a unique blend of computer and network technology courses with courses in physics, mathematics, communications, and social sciences.

The IT NET program is focused on the design, installation, operation and management of future complex information networks.

Advantages of the Program

As a student of today and network professional of tomorrow, you need a well-rounded education, a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, on which to build a career.

In this program, you not only explore theories and concepts, but also learn by doing. You move from design, installation and operations of advanced IT networks to reconfiguring networks to meet users' needs and to analyzing the role of IT networks in an organization. In this way, you graduate with the ability both to work in the field and to shape its future.

This program opens doors for you to a broad range of career opportunities.

Cisco Certification

Besides the College diploma or the University degree, the NET program also covers the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certifications. These two certifications demonstrate your knowledge and skills to manage small size to large scale networks. This includes, but is not limited to: network protocols, security threats, wireless networking and how to integrate voice into the network.

These Cisco certifications enjoy a worldwide recognition. They bring valuable expertise and are considered as a huge asset by employers.

Career

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Designer
  • Network Planner
  • Network Manager
  • Network Consultant
  • Network Architect
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Professional
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network System Designer
  • Network Devolper
  • VoIP Network Designer
  • VoIP Network Specialist
  • IPTV Network Designer
  • IPTV Network Specialist
  • Network Operations Manager
  • Network Management Specialist
  • Network Test Specialist
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Security Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Security Specialist

Software



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

The Software Engineering will teach you to design, develop and maintain software systems. You will learn modern programming languages, design and algorithm concepts, and data management tools. The acquired knowledge and hands-on experience will enable you to design and develop various kinds of software applications, human-computer interfaces and enterprise information systems.

The course work will emphasize object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, QA, C#, Java, Java EE, Oracle, MS-SQL Server, Unix/ Linux, Microsoft’s .NET, HTML/ XML, Rational/ WebSphere, Rich Internet Applications Technologies such as Adobe's Flex and Microsoft's Silverlight, Mobile Computing, Software Security and more.

To underscore the applied focus of the curriculum, the program will include two software development projects in Canada. These real-world business applications will require you to utilize all the technical, systems and business skills acquired during your studies to build higher quality software.

Highlights

  • Option exists for a one-year paid co-op experience
  • Courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards
  • Technical electives and project-based learning are a key component
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members have diverse business experience and academic credentials

Career

Graduates from this program are prepared for entry-level positions as :

  • Software developers
  • Software testers
  • Computer programmers
  • Systems analysts
  • Business analysts
  • Web application developers
  • Database administrators
  • Applications or software support

Organizations that have hired software program graduates include:

  • ManuLife
  • Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • Toronto Stock Exchange

Wireless Mobility & Telecommunications



Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
B.Tech. - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Diploma - 2 Years (4 Semesters)

This Ontario College Diploma program prepares students for entry into the lucrative wireless/mobility industry. Students have the opportunity to develop essential skills and knowledge, beginning with electronics fundamentals and leading up to the current state-of-the-art wireless and related telecommunications technologies.

Students explore very large scale integration (VLSI) components, materials, specifications, and standards associated with mobile and fixed communications devices. Students are also exposed to wireless backhaul, wireless access systems, wireless platforms for communication systems integration, and the technologies to facilitate mobile multi-player gaming and computing.

Graduates of this program are well-positioned to support and maintain the ongoing needs of organizations and institutions that use wireless and mobile protocols to fulfill their telecommunications needs. Moreover, their strong foundation in the underlying technological principles helps graduates remain current with the rapidly expanding knowledge base within this fast-paced field.

Qualified students have the opportunity to participate in a cooperative employment placement in the expanding wireless industry. While employed, students gain invaluable experience and insight into the wireless/mobility industry while earning a reasonable salary.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Like analyzing and solving problems.
  • Enjoy working in a dynamically-driven environment.
  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

Career

Wireless application development specialist, pre- and post-telecommunications sales and support analyst, wireless network maintenance technician, wireless network installation specialist, naval technician - sonar, radar and communications.

Entry-level positions may include wireless network installation and repair technician, base station technician, mobile systems technician, and general electronics maintenance technician.

Career opportunities for graduates may include production, technical sales, service, support and installation, as well as the service and maintenance sectors of the wireless/mobility industry, and the industries that operate in the general electronics, telecommunications and military sectors.

Wireless Mobility & Telecommunications



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

This one-year Graduate Certificate program provides practical training for individuals whose career goals include the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. Capitalizing on a solid educational foundation in construction or construction-related fields, graduates are equiped to manage the total construction process effectively, from initial planning to program completion. The regular use of case studies throughout the program prepares graduates for a full range of situations that can emerge on construction job sites.

Each of the courses in the program has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association for the Gold Seal Certification Program.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • Are looking to advance their careers in the construction industry.
  • Have the ability to see the "big picture".
  • Like building teams that are working towards common goals.
  • Enjoy balancing competing demands.
  • Thrive on the challenge and stress of overseeing large projects.
  • Appreciate having tangible results from their work.

Career

Graduates may find employment in a variety of construction project management positions. These positions include but are not restricted to project manager, site superintendent, project superintendent, construction manager, and construction operations manager. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program position graduates for increasing levels of responsibilities in the completion of medium- and large-scale construction projects.

Green Architecture



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

This one-year College Graduate Certificate program offers students an opportunity to broaden their existing skills to compete in the burgeoning field of alternative technologies related to eco-friendly (green) architecture. Students are exposed to a specialized range of technologies that reduce the environmental impact of human habitation and commercial activity. The curriculum includes courses in materials and methods designed to provide sustainable energy conservation improvements, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and harness the energy resources of the sun, wind and water. Design factors related to eco-friendly construction, such as building orientation to maximize the use of renewable resources and the use of renewable building materials, build on the students' existing knowledge base.

The field of green architecture is a natural result of the growth of building technology. Increases in the cost of carbon-based fuels and an increased awareness of their impact on the environment make this program an attractive option for current and graduate students from a variety of building and construction-related programs. The program builds capacity and adds depth to the knowledge of students and workers in this field allowing them to specialize in, or broaden, their expertise.

Graduates can evaluate and analyze current practices in building design and assume a leadership role in the planning and application of complex, non-routine technologies related to architecture. Typically, graduates work as technicians, technologists, consultants, and specialized practitioners in architectural, construction and design firms and related industries.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • Want access to more career options.
  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about sustainable design and the green architecture industry.
  • Want to make a difference in the environmental impact of how buildings are designed, built and used.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment with architects, engineers, Green Consultants and contractors, and in municipal, provincial and federal agencies concerned with construction, real estate and facilities management.

Green Architecture



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

Geographic information systems (GIS) technologies are used to acquire, analyze and present spatial data in an ever-increasing number of disciplines, from archaeology to zoology, in both the private and public sectors. This one-year College Graduate Certificate program (offered in three consecutive terms) is designed to introduce GIS technologies and concepts to individuals who have previously obtained a degree or diploma in a related field.

Topic areas include GIS, cartography, remote sensing, programming and application customization, database design and web GIS. The focus in Level 01 is on data acquisition while the following levels focus on spatial analysis, data presentation, interface customization and project management. Level 03 includes web GIS and an independent GIS project course. While students spend most of their time working on the computer using application software, editing data, or programming, some coursework explores design issues, spatial statistics and project planning.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • Have an aptitude for computer technology.
  • Are able to analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Have a strong sense for spatial relationships.
  • Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Your Career

Graduates of this program may find employment in organizations, such as utility/resource management companies, survey/engineering/environmental firms, software companies, or municipal, provincial or federal agencies. They may seek employment in jobs where GIS is a tool used within the discipline of their previous degree or diploma. Graduates may also find employment where information technology is the primary focus.

The implementation of GIS in various business environments is growing rapidly. It is anticipated that there will be increased employment opportunities for GIS graduates in this sector.

Enterprise Programming & Database Management



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

This program prepares graduates for an exciting career in the field of software development and database management. In two semesters of study, students gain highly marketable skills in Microsoft.NET programming as well as receiving top quality preparation for internationally accredited Oracle database management certificate exams including: Oracle Certified Associate Exam 1, and Oracle Certified Associate Exam 2.

Students create Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases that can be assessed and manipulated through a GUI front-end created with C# in the Microsoft.NET environment. Students in this program are given an opportunity to expand their professional skills in the following areas of specialization:

  • Oracle database design, programming and management
  • Computer programming in the Microsoft.NET environment
  • Project management and systems analysis
  • Website development
  • Network administration

Information Technology Professional



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

In 12 months you can be on your way to an exciting and challenging career as an Information Technology Professional. Let your education be a unique and stimulating one with a program that will provide you with the technical training and soft skills that businesses are looking for.

Students in the ITP program benefit from practical experience as they work for a simulated consulting company. They gain valuable skills and understanding while working in different positions, including executive and management roles, and in departments dealing with research and development, human resources, finance, operations and marketing.

Through this simulated company, students work on many IT-related projects such as: responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs); the Phoenix Project, where students rebuild computers and donate them to non-profit organizations or individuals. Training is solidified with network management training and a 13-week industry based co-op (internships or project-based assignments can be substituted upon approval.)

Opportunities to learn about operating systems, business application development and networking technologies are within your reach at Lambton College and we are prepared to make your learning experience an extraordinary one!

The diversity of the ITP Program is its strength. Past graduates have taken on many exciting roles that include: Network Administrator, Technical Writer, Project Manager, IT Trainer, Systems Analyst, IT Consultant, Exchange Server Manager, IT Security Specialist, Internet Service Administrator, User/Tech Support, Quality Assurance, Informatics Manager, Database Administrator and LAN/WAN Designer.

Computer Animation - Digital Character Animation



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

The Digital Character Animation Program offers you intensive training in a specialized, highly sought-after computer animation skill. Designed in response to industry demand, this post-graduate program offers an exciting opportunity: With just eight months of study and the proper amount of dedication, computer animation school graduates and young industry professionals can launch or advance their careers.

Working in the Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies (SCAET), you’ll learn the entire process of creating memorable characters/creatures, from script to storyboard to modelling and rigging, all the way through to post-production. You will also:

  • Learn advanced computer animation techniques
  • Study and apply principles of acting and performance
  • Work on nuances of timing, dialogue and expression
  • Build up your portfolio
  • Showcase your creativity

Sheridan’s instructors, all longtime veterans of the industry, will do more than work with you on your skills. They’ll also teach you good work habits as well --- the little things that can make the difference between mediocre work and outstanding computer animation.

Graduates of the Digital Character Animation program have a specialized, highly marketable skill that translates directly to the workplace. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in such industries as :

  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Video gaming
  • Web design

Students often find work as computer and digital character animators, and in character modelling and rigging.

Game Development - Advanced Programming



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

Long recognized for excellence in animation, digital media and technology, Canadian Schools now bring an innovative multidisciplinary approach to the study of video game development. Our new graduate certificate in Game Development–Advanced Programming presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Offered alongside the Game Level Design Program at Sheridan renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, our game development courses simulate a realistic work environment that integrates game programming, digital art, storytelling and project management. This unique integrated approach prepares students for success in a collaborative, highly creative work environment.

Ontario's computer game industry is poised for growth, and so is the demand for game development talent with advanced programming skills. Game programmers play a vital role in the industry, and are commonly involved in a project from initial conception through to production. Combined with your degree or diploma in computer science or computer programming, the Sheridan Game Development Advanced Programming certificate will prepare you to step directly into an exciting game development career.

Gain Industry-Specific Skills

Developed in response to industry need, Game Development courses encompass both 2D and 3D game development. You'll learn advanced game programming techniques, utilize industry-standard technologies, and apply your programming skills to animation, artificial intelligence and multiplayer systems. You'll gain important industry-specific skills such as :

  • Gameplay programming
  • Graphics programming
  • Mobile game development
  • Project management
  • Game documentation
  • Playtesting

In your final semester, you'll collaborate with graduate students from the Game Level Design Program to develop and produce an original video game capstone project.

Program Benefits

  • Outstanding job prospects in a growing industry
  • Hands-on curriculum emphasizing job-specific skills
  • Collaboration with Sheridan renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design

Canada is a major player in the digital games market. Graduates of Game Development–Advanced Programming are well positioned to attract the attention of employers in the industry. The program’s integrated multidisciplinary approach and emphasis on applied problem-solving are unique in the field, offering the preparation employers are looking for, and advanced programming skills that stand out on a résumé.

The highly marketable Game Development–Advanced Programming certificate can lead to exciting opportunities in :

Bio Informatics for Software Professional



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

Bioinformatics is an exciting new field that integrates computers with biology. The recent explosion of available biological data types has created an increasing demand, which far exceeds the supply for skilled bioinformatics specialists with comprehensive training in both biology and software.

Current advances have increased the need for the creation of new and innovative bioinformatics tools. Unique computational tools open a vast potential for new scientific discovery, with the ultimate goal of understanding and modeling living systems.

The bioinformatics industry is growing rapidly with increasing career opportunities in Canada. Skills in bioinformatics can be applied in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and environmental industries and in all areas of biotechnology. The program offers software students a career specialization in the field of bioinformatics. This intensive hands-on, problem-based program will include course work, an individual research thesis and a co-op component, providing you with the unique skill set and training that are in high demand in the field. Much of the study level of this curriculum is beyond the bachelor’s degree.

This program is the first in Canada to provide a 12-month, post-degree bioinformatics certificate targeted to students with existing software backgrounds. Students will experience unique training that will distinguish them in Ontario, Canada and the world.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who :

  • The program includes one-semester of paid co-op experience
  • Courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards project-based learning
  • Faculty members are knowledgeable and approachable with diverse business experience and academic credentials

Co-op Term

This program has a co-op component. Academically-qualified students can enhance their education by working as paid employees in the field. The experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

Graduates are prepared to work in academic, government and industrial labs as :

  • Bioinformatics analysts
  • Bioinformatics software developers
  • Bioinformatics research technicians
  • Application developers
  • Software developers
  • Database developers

Medical Robotics & Automation



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

The focus of the Medical Robotics and Automation program is on developing the technical skills needed in the use of medical instrumentation and automation. Students learn to design, develop and commission equipment in the medical engineering and pharmaceutical production fields. The program also covers future growth areas in medical robotics (use of robotics in surgery) and nano-robotics.

Graduates are positioned at the forefront of emerging technologies. They are able to :

  • Perform sampling, root cause analysis and auditing of manufacturing practices
  • Install and maintain medical and pharmaceutical automation equipment
  • Troubleshoot medical and pharmaceutical automation equipment
  • Identify and solve technical problems in a medical environment
  • Evaluate operating and maintenance records

Career

Today’s world is technologically focused, with strides constantly being made in medical technology. With the growth of an aging population, there is an unprecedented health care demand for this technology to continue advancing at a rapid rate. Therefore, trained professionals in Medical Robotics and Automation are essential. Graduates of this program will work in areas that include :

  • Hospital automation equipment
  • Pharmaceutical production and distribution
  • Medical robotics, including electro-mechanical robotics and nanotechnology

Applied Electronics Design - CO Op



Admission Requirement – Degree or Diploma
Tuition Fees - CDN $ 5,000 to $6,000 / semester


Start Dates
September / January / May

Duration
8 to 12 months ( 2 to 3
Semesters )

The AED program is a career-focused supplement to your existing post-secondary education or relevant work experience in electronics or engineering technology.

In it you’ll learn the fundamental design and product development concepts necessary for participants to enhance their understanding of product design, or facilitate a transition from one area of engineering technology to another. Your courses will also help deepen your understanding of both analog and digital engineering principles as applied in modern product engineering technology.

Focusing on the application of Wireless Communications, your studies will also include treatment of the following design fundamentals Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Applications Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), Statistics and Quality Management, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Advanced Real Time Microprocessors, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), and Safety Certification and Approvals.

You'll use industry-standard software and hardware tools to learn current industry design methodology, help foster an awareness of Seneca in the industrial community through its effective use, and gain important skills in the use of Electronics Design Automation (EDA) tools such as Mentor Graphics and Cadence, which have become industry standards. This knowledge and experience will help you graduate as a job-ready professional.

Career

Give yourself a career advantage – earn a graduate certificate in Applied Electronics Design. As a graduate of this program you'll be prepared for entry-level roles in support of product design and development teams, product verification and validation, printed circuit board design and development, support of ASIC development, electronics manufacturing engineering support and testing. Although your studies will focus on Wireless Communications, the design techniques you'll learn are fundamental to a wide range of electronics industries.

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