Industrial Control Technology (Optional Co-op)

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

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. Optional co-op placements offer an opportunity for 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 full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Pre-calculus 110
      • 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
      International Student Admission 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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      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.

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

      Areas of Study

      • 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

      Program Courses

      Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

      NOC Codes

      22310 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
      22312 - Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics


      Organization: Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL)
      Information: This program has been accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) for a period of six years.

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick - Saint John
      Information: Bachelor of Technology.
      UNB agrees to recognize NBCC's Industrial Control Technology diploma program for transfer credit and entry into the Bachelor of Technology - Industrial Engineering program.

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
      NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.

      Institution: Cape Breton University
      Information: Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
      NBCC graduates must complete 36 credits of course work.  This can be done on-line, in class or a combination - minimum 2 semesters.

      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: NBSCETT - New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
      External Certification: Industrial Control Technology
      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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