Powerline Technician (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - September 2021

This skills-based program offers a unique opportunity for you to prepare for all facets of the Powerline Technician occupation. Graduates of this program have experienced exceptional rates of co-op securement and graduate employment. Practical skills are developed during multiple hands-on, full-length work days each week in our dedicated, on site, training yard. Students benefit from daily use and training on our extensive fleet of industry-standard vehicles and work equipment. Students will learn the skills required for the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground power-distribution systems through significant hands-on practical skills development and classroom learning. Students may have the opportunity to complete the initial level(s) of apprenticeship trade schooling and become provincially registered as a Powerline Technician Apprentice (434A). Also, students will have the opportunity to take additional industry-specific courses. Two optional co-op terms are incorporated into this unique program. Co-op work term experience may be counted towards the on-the-job apprenticeship hours. This program reflects industry's strong emphasis on safety. Requisite Occupational Health & Safety courses introduce students to regulatory knowledge, industry safe work procedures, and hands-on, best-practice skills development.Electrical Utilities from across the province support the program by providing donations, guest instruction, and co-op opportunities. Their extensive participation helps ensure our students develop skills to meet industry's latest innovations.For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

 

Note:

  • This is a highly competitive program. Apply by February 1 (for September). Please read the Oversubscribed Programs information on our Admission Information web page.
  • Students living outside of Ontario are not eligible to apply.

Program details

Code: 0736
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2021
Campus: Ingersoll Skills Training Centre
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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CONESTOGA COLLEGE
Virtual OPEN HOUSE
JANUARY 9, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MARCH 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

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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.

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 70% session weighted average, in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
  • International students studying outside of Canada - ‘out of country’ - cannot apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students must be in Canada to apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Work permit applications need to be completed more than 6 months in advance of a work term. International students studying in Canada will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. 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 2021 - Ingersoll Skills Training Centre

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option

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