Robotics and Industrial Automation (Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

This 16-month graduate certificate program builds on a prior technical degree or diploma to prepare students with the theoretical knowledge and applied skills for work in the industrial automation sector.

Students are trained for automation with an emphasis on programming the more common elements of an automated system. Programming of PLCs, robotics, computers and microprocessors for the automation industry are covered. Students are also well-versed in advanced 3D CAD (Solidworks), supervisory control systems and safety for automation.

Graduates are well-prepared for careers in the industrial automation sector.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - April) Spring (May - Aug.)
Year 1   Classes Classes
Year 2 Work Term 1 Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

Sample Job Titles

Equipment operator, Maintenance person, Controls technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Robotic technician, PLC programmer, Automation Technologist, SolidWorks operator

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Melissa Deneault
Employer Relations Consultant
519-748-5220 ext. 2817