Industrial Control Technology (Co-op)

CampusStart Date
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Industrial Control Technologists are passionate about machines and appreciate the mechanics of production. They stay updated on the latest industrial hardware and software. You’ll learn how to repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust and install industrial measuring and control equipment. Our program also offers paid work placements and advanced training in writing specifications for required equipment, equipment purchasing, and quality testing. We’ll get you ready to join the fastest growing job sector in the tech industry today.


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

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Pre-calculus 110
      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

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      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.

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      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

      Local campuses can provide information on courses that can be used as prerequisites for technology programs at NBCC. Many universities give credits for courses completed in this program; however, assessment is normally completed on an individual basis.


      Organization: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT)
      Accreditation Period: 2011
      Information: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) nationally accredits this program at the technologist level.

      Organization: Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE)
      Accreditation Period:
      Information: The Industrial Control Technology program has bene accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) for a period of six years.

      External Certifications

      Industrial Control Technology (Co-op) graduates may have an opportunity to acquire 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: Industrial Control Technology - NBSCETT
      Information: Upon successful completion of the Industrial Control Technology 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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