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Through the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program, you'll gain the knowledge to build a rewarding career in the automation and robotics field. This college diploma program will focus on automated systems, which are at the heart of virtually all advanced manufacturing and other industry sectors.
The engineering program's courses will be comprehensive and emphasize the basic technology used in building and operating automated industrial systems: programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and robotics. Along the way, you'll acquire a thorough understanding of theory, along with practical, hands-on laboratory experience.
Transfer and Requirements
This applied science program will allow you to graduate as a Technician after two years or continue for additional study and co-op work experience in Centennial's three-year Automation and Robotics Technology program. If you wish to transfer to the Technology option and obtain an advanced diploma, you must complete MATH-231 (Differential Calculus with Analytic Geometry) and MATH-232 (Integral Calculus) prior to Semester 5.
Please note: Some courses may be offered in an online/hybrid format.
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
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- In-depth study is provided, from fundamental to advanced systems.
- You 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.
Successful graduates of this Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Science|
|Bachelor of Science with majors|
Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
- Robotics technician
- PLC technician
- Electro-mechanical assembler
- Electro-mechanical maintenance technician
- Electro-mechanical technician
- Fluid power technician
- Inside sales professional
- Field service technician
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
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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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|