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Industrial Control Technology (Co-op)
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Industrial Control Technology (Co-op)

Industrial Control Technology (Co-op)
Campus(es): NBCC Saint John Campus
Beginning in September

Duration:The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved with three years of combined full-time study and co-op opportunities.
Program Description

Be part of the growing energy industry with our three-year Industrial Control Technology (Co-op) program, which combines classroom and co-op training to give you skills to repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust and install industrial measuring and control equipment. If you’re employed in maintenance, you’re responsible for keeping control systems operating properly. If you’re employed in technical sales, you assess the needs of the customer and supply equipment to meet those needs. To be job-ready as soon as possible, you can participate in paid co-op placements while your employer and campus representative monitor your progress. The first year of training introduces you to industrial control technology. Some courses are common and may be used as credit courses for other technology options. In the second and third years, you take more advanced courses. These may involve writing specifications for the equipment required, selecting the equipment to be purchased, and ensuring that after installation the equipment is working properly and meets the requirements of the system.

Admission Requirements Profile C
  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11
    Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
  • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
    • Biology 112 or 122
    • Chemistry 112 or 122
    • Physics 112 or 122 (Recommended)
Career Possibilities

As a graduate of this program, you may be employed in the design, production, sales, installation and maintenance of industrial automation systems. These industrial installations may be in the fields of oil refining, electrical power generation, pulp and paper manufacturing, mining and many others. The expertise of industrial control technologists is in demand in many parts of the country as well as abroad.

NOC Codes

2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2243 - Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

What You Will Learn
  • Programmable Logic Controller Systems
  • Sub-Station Electrical Systems
  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Safety
  • Applied Research Projects
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Process Control
  • Motors and Motor Control
  • Industrial Computing
Specific Considerations

Many universities give credit for courses completed in this program; however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis. Upon acceptance into this program, you may be eligible for financial awards offered through the J.D. Irving Limited Training Incentives program. Though this is offered as a co-op program, there are limited seats available with this option. Co-op seats will be determined at the beginning of second year. The co-op option is only available at NBCC Saint John Campus.


Industrial Control Technology (Co-op) is accredited as follows:

Organization:The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT)
Accreditation Period:
Information:The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) nationally accredits this program at the technologist level.

Industrial Control Technology (Co-op) has developed articulation arrangements with other institutions as follows:

Institution:Cape Breton University
Articulation Period:
Information:Graduates receive up to three years full credit toward a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree or a Bachelor of Technology degree depending on the engineering diploma they hold from NBCC and the engineering or technology option they wish to pursue at Cape Breton University (CBU).
External Certifications

Industrial Control Technology (Co-op) graduates may have an opportunity to aquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

Institution:New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
External Certification:
Information:Upon successful completion of this program and with two years of acceptable work experience, the student may be eligible for certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
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