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Technology Forum April 2008. School of Engineering and Information Technology. Programs in Eng & IT. 1 year certificate 2 year diploma 3 year advanced diploma 4 year degree. Conestoga provides many opportunities for success!. 96% Graduate Employment for Eng/IT Grads.

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Technology ForumApril 2008

School of Engineering

and Information Technology

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Programs in Eng & IT

  • 1 year certificate

  • 2 year diploma

  • 3 year advanced diploma

  • 4 year degree

Conestoga provides many opportunities for success!


Graduate Employment

for Eng/IT Grads

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Technology Foundations

Architecture Construction Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering – Telecommunications


Mechanical Engineering

Automated Manufacturing

NC Technician

Design and Analysis

Robotics and Automation

Computer Engineering

Software Engineering

Degree Programs

Computer Programmer/Analyst

Information Technology Support Service


Eng & IT Programs

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U Level













U Math




Engineering Technology Pathways




Bachelor of





Min 65%






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Admission Requirements

  • MCT4C minimum for almost all programs

  • Exceptions are Woodworking and IT programs

  • 10% bonus given to U level math courses in grade 11 and 12 (except MDM4U)

  • 10% bonus given to U level English courses in grade 11 and 12

  • Applicants academically ranked based on math and English marks

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Why MCT4C?

  • MAP4C does not adequately prepare the students for engineering technology

  • College technology programs are rigorous and intensive

  • On average, students are more successful if they have advanced/academic math preparation

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Rigour of Eng/IT Programs

  • 22 – 25 hours of class per week

  • 6 – 8 courses per semester

  • 15 week semesters

  • weekly assignments in most courses

  • 2 – 3 tests per course or major projects

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University Stream: U, A, OAC

College Stream: G, MCT4C

Math Testing: any math

Student Performance

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University HS












College HS



High School Math Prep

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MAP4C Pathway

  • All applicants given the opportunity to write math assessment test

  • Alternate offers to Technology Foundations now given to students with MAP4C

    • Guaranteed entry into Engineering Technology program

  • Note: many students take 4 years to complete a 3 year tech diploma program

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Technology Foundations

  • A pathway to success in engineering technology programs.

  • 1 year certificate program that guarantees admission into an engineering technology program.

  • Designed for students who do not meet the academic requirements for direct admission.

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Technology Foundations leads to:

  • Civil and Environmental-Civil Engineering

  • Architecture Construction Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Software Engineering


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Career Opportunities in Engineering and Information Technology

  • Engineering technology grads join OACETT

  • Professional designation is CET


Graduate Employment

for Eng/IT Grads

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Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology

Currently big demand in local industry.

Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

Transportation Technician (entry level)

$42,464 - $49,877 plus benefits

Hanson Concrete

Project Designer

$43,000 plus benefits

Conestoga Rovers & Associates

Designer/CADD Operator

$19 per hour plus benefits

100% Graduate Employment

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Architecture Construction Engineering Technology

Currently big demand in local industry.

  • Government and Municipal Building Authorities

    • Plans examiner, building inspector

  • Consulting Firms

    • CAD, spec writer, code analysis, contract admin

  • Construction Firms

    • Project manager, estimator, site superintendent

$35,000 - $45,000

100% graduate employment

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

2 Year Technician and 3 Year Technology

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Automated Manufacturing

  • design automation equipment for manufacturing and packaging

  • lay out the manufacturing process for a product

  • design consumer or industrial products

  • Typical starting salary ranges $38,000 to $40,000

  • 82% Graduate Employment

  • Robotics & Automation

  • design, fabrication, programming and installation of assembly lines at plants around North

  • Typical starting salary is $45,000

  • 92% Graduate Employment

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Electronics Engineering Technology - Telecommunications

  • RF Tester

  • Ensuring that radio transmitters conform to Canadian and international regulations


  • Embedded programmer

  • Creates programs for microcontrollers, the small computers found in cell phones.


    80% Graduate Employment

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Electronics Engineering Technician – 2 yr program

Testing of electronic circuits, assemblies, units, systems.

Calibration of test equipment.

Scheduled preventive maintenance.

Troubleshooting to identify systems and equipment malfunctioning.

Use soldering iron and hand tools to replace defective components in electronic circuitry.

Provide technical support for equipment installation and upgrading.

100% Graduate Employment


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Electrical EngineeringTechnician & Technology

  • Typically employed in many fields that use programmable logic controllers

  • Also employed in the power generation and distribution field

  • $40,000 to $50,000

  • 78% Graduate Employment

“Conestoga College gave me the confidence to succeed in the field. The practical as well as the theoretical courses were one of the key factors to my success.”

Mike Kroetsch, Electrical Engineering Technology Graduate

Power Line Technician - Waterloo North Hydro, Waterloo, ON

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Computer Engineering Technology

  • PC platforms hardware/operating systems

  • PC peripherals

  • Computer Network Design/Configuration

  • Computer I/O systems

  • Computer programming/Software Development

  • CPU Architectures

  • Peripherals and Memory Systems

3 Year Technology Program

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Information Technology Opportunities

  • Growth industry

  • 89,000 job openings in the next 3 – 5 years

  • 35,000 new jobs in Canada in next 12 months

Not every company needs IT grads.

Just the ones with computers.

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Software Engineering Technician and Technology

  • All aspects of technical software development.

  • From requirements analysis to design to implementation to testing to maintenance.

  • $35,000 to $42,0000

  • 100% Graduate Employment Rate

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Computer ProgrammerComputer Programmer Analyst

  • 2 & 3 year programs

  • Developing computer solutions for the Business and IT world


Conestoga can’t graduate enough to meet the demand.

100% Graduate Employment


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Information Technology Support Services

  • 2 year program

  • Focus on Help Desk and IT support


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Woodworking Technology

A Full Range of Programs

  • Cabinetmaker Apprenticeship

  • Woodworking Technician (2 Year)

  • Woodworking Technology (Co-op) (3 Year)

  • Woodworking Technology Architectural Millwork (Co-op) (3 Year)

  • Woodworking Manufacturing Management (1 Year with industry background)

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Woodworking Centre of Ontario

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Woodworking Student Projects

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Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree Programs

  • Architecture – Project and Facility Management

  • Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • Telecommunications and Computer Technologies (Teletronics)


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Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree Programs

  • Admission Requirements

    • Four U-level grade 12 courses including English, Calculus, one other U-level Math and Physics

    • Chemistry in Manufacturing and Teletronics

    • Minimum 65% average in six grade 12 courses

    • Interview and portfolio review for Architecture

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Career Opportunities

  • Aug 2007 – First grads of Advanced Manufacturing and Architecture programs

  • Excellent co-op and graduate employment

  • Architecture

    • 25 grads, $45,000 average salary

    • project & facility managers

  • Advanced Manufacturing

    • 27 grads, $45,000 average salary

    • manufacturing engineer, control systems engineer, quality engineer, project engineer

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Why Conestoga for a Degree?

  • Smaller class sizes, 30 students

  • Project based learning with dedicated space

  • Strong teaching focus

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