Packaging Engineering Technician (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - January 2024

You are probably taking it for granted - most of us do - but packaging is a big part of your everyday life and is used in almost every industry.

This program will teach you how to combine the basic principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, and business to design and evaluate packaging using different materials (metal, glass, plastic, paper, and corrugated boards). You will get to test different packaging solutions using standard industry-grade equipment and possibly partner directly with industry organizations to work on their teams. You will also study topics critical to any packaging system, from product protection (safety and security) and durability to the overall environmental impact and how we can mitigate it.

Master the fundamentals of packaging technology and become a part of the growing, dynamic community of professionals that help influence society’s and industry’s needs.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at packeng@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

Code: 1348
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: January 2024
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$14163.00
Ancillary Fees
$2516.07
$3796.07
Total Fees
$5212.07
$17959.07

Canadian fee details (co-op option)

Description Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $201.00 $99.00
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10 $20.10
eText Fee $486.00 $329.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee - $191.33
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2674.87 $2537.20
Year Total   $5212.07

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International fee details (co-op option)

Description Winter 2024 Spring 2024
International Program Tuition $7081.50 $7081.50
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $355.10 $174.90
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $201.00 $99.00
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10 $20.10
eText Fee $486.00 $329.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee - $191.33
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $9138.47 $8820.60
Year Total   $17959.07

Returning student tuition & fees

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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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

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
  • In order to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

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-opStream. 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 70% session weighted averageand no failed or dropped courses in Level 1.
  • 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-opafter 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 - January 2024 - Cambridge – Fountain Street

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.

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