Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics

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Program Code: 4105

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: automation@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

Through the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program students will gain the knowledge they need to build a rewarding career in the field of automation and robotics. The program focuses on automated systems, which are at the heart of virtually all advanced manufacturing industries.

The Automation and Robotics courses are comprehensive and emphasize the basic technology used in building and operating automated industrial systems: programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and robotics. The program will give students a thorough understanding of theory, along with practical, hands-on laboratory experience.

This program allows students to either graduate as technicians after two years or continue for additional study and co-op work experience in Centennial's three-year Automation and Robotics Technology program.

Transfer Requirements

Students who wish to transfer to the technology option and obtain an advanced diploma must complete MATH-231 (Differential Calculus with Analytic Geometry) and MATH-232 (Integral Calculus) prior to semester five.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
PHYS-100 Physics Progress Campus
ROBO-112 Electric Circuits Progress Campus
ROBO-115 Computer Aided Drafting Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
MATH-180 Technology Mathematics 3 Progress Campus
ROBO-121 Hydraulic Systems 1 Progress Campus
ROBO-122 Pneumatic Components Progress Campus
ROBO-123 Statics Progress Campus
ROBO-234 Electronic Devices Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MT-120 Machine Shop Progress Campus
ROBO-124 Digital Electronics Progress Campus
ROBO-231 Hydraulic Systems 2 Progress Campus
ROBO-232 Pneumatic Circuits Progress Campus
ROBO-237 Robotic Devices Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
ROBO-240 Mechanics and Materials Progress Campus
ROBO-241 Hydraulic Systems 3 Progress Campus
ROBO-242 PLC/Pneumatic Interfacing Progress Campus
ROBO-243 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Progress Campus
ROBO-247 Robotic Applications Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • In-depth study is provided from fundamentals to advanced systems.
  • Students will gain hands-on experience in programmable logic controllers (PLCs), robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics.
  • A strong on-campus Automation and Robotics Student Society organizes events such as career nights and industrial visits.
  • The program has key-school status with the U.S.-based Fluid Power Education Foundation (FPEF).
  • Widely-used technologies included in the offering are applicable to many different industries.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partner is:

  • Davenport University, USA

Accreditation

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, have received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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Career Outlook

  • Robotics technician
  • PLC technician
  • Electro-mechanical assembler
  • Electro-mechanical maintenance technician
  • Electro-mechanical technician
  • Fluid power technician
  • Inside sales
  • Field service technician

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $932.00 $3,699.00
International $12,800.00 $2,127.00 $14,927.00