Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics PTY (Co-op) program equips you to take on a key role in the changing world of technology, with in-depth knowledge and workplace experience.
Because automation is used in virtually every industry today, the demand is high for trained graduates of this advanced diploma program. In this leading-edge program, you learn about all aspects of electromechanical technology, including mechanics, electricity, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motion control, HMI design and more.
Courses in this college robotics program pay special attention to embedded systems using microcontrollers, quality control using vision inspection and SPC, and continuous feedback control using PID. You become familiar with the integration of automated equipment through its design, fabrication and installation.
With automation being used in virtually every industry today, the demand is high for trained graduates.
This engineering program gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete a full one-year work term as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics program includes hands-on experience in PLCs and robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and microcontrollers, motion control, automated vision systems, SPC and HMI design.
- There is a strong on-campus Automation and Robotics Student Society that organizes events such as career nights and industrial visits.
- Thanks to key-school status with the U.S.-based Fluid Power Education Foundation (FPEF), you can receive scholarships and job search support.
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in continuing studies with:
- McMaster University (Bachelor of Technology)
- Cape Breton University, one-year articulated program (Bachelor of Engineering Technology)
The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation and Robotics program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
- Controls and automation technologist
- Robotics programmer
- PLC programmer
- Robotic welding technician
- Machine builder
- Fluid power technologist
- Technical sales specialist
- Field service technologist
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
- Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
- Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
- Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 2017.
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