Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College's two-year Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program will combine strong conceptual thinking with a practical knowledge of machines and how they work. You'll learn engineering theory and develop computer-assisted drafting and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills.
The courses in this engineering diploma program will employ a project-based approach to learning. This will include working in small groups on specific projects, learning how to plan, schedule, create, design and build as a team.
You'll have the choice of continuing into a third-year Technology option and specializing in modern manufacturing and production processes.
Please note: Some courses may be offered in an online/hybrid format.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- In the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program you gain experience in machine shop operation, tool design and computer numerical control programming.
- Industry-current computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software instruction as AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks and Mastercam is included.
- This program uses state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment.
- There is a 60-40 balance between theory and practice.
- The project-driven program gives you practical experience in designing, building and testing an original piece of equipment.
- The project approach simulates actual workplace assignments.
Qualified Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College.
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.
- Davenport University, USA - 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.
- Onatrio Associaation of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AMSE)
- American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.
Canadian Information Processing Society, the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies, and Canadian Technology Accreditation Board
The Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies (CCTT) jointly approved accreditation of this program in 2011. This joint accreditation is the first of its kind in Canada.
The Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design 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).
Technology Accreditation Canada
This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession. As such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).
- Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.
- Junior engineer
- Lab technician
- Quality controller
- Mechanical tester
- CAD operator
- Production controller
- Product designer and developer
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
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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.
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 2019.
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