Food Processing Technician (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - September 2022

This program provides training for those interested in a career as a food processing technician in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. It includes courses on industrial maintenance, drawings and schematics, machine technology, pumps, valves, motor controls and PLCs, as well as an introduction to food science, food processing methods, food safety and an overview of the principles of food manufacturing. All theoretical training is supported by hands-on experience in mechanical shops and a food processing pilot plant. Students in the Food Processing Technician program will receive training in mechanical systems and industrial maintenance as they apply to a food manufacturing operation and will have intensive hands-on mechanical experience with food processing equipment.The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term instead of the Guided Career Management course.For more information contact the Program Coordinator at ifpt@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

Code: 0730G
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 16 months
Start: September 2022
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2022 and later will be available Spring 2022.

Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2022 and later will be available Spring 2022.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13350.00
Ancillary Fees
$2043.05
$3678.15
Total Fees
$4739.05
$17028.15

Canadian fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 $201.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 $20.10
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Program Services Fee $185.67 $278.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $15.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2417.56 $2321.49
Year Total   $4739.05

Returning student tuition & fees

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International fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
International Program Tuition $6675.00 $6675.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $79.39 $79.39
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 $201.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 $355.10
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 $20.10
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Program Services Fee $185.67 $278.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $15.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8649.56 $8378.59
Year Total   $17028.15

Returning student tuition & fees

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

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  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search inaddition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
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  • Students who are not eligible for co-op or do not secure a co-op work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 15 credit Career Management in Canada GCM2010 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves guided activities involving approximately 3 hours of time per week and additional project work.minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA>
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  • GCM2010 is delivered online.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 70% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
  • International students will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Cambridge – Fountain Street

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.

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