Admissions - September 2022
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1250)
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (MATH1420)
- Minimum cumulative average (English & Math) 60%
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: admission requirements
- Applicants not meeting the math admission requirements may arrange for testing to assess mathematical ability.
- Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Conestoga College Preparatory Physics, technical shops/labs, technical drafting, electricity, electronics are desirable but not mandatory.
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Applicants are required to have basic computer literacy.
- Upon completion of the program, students graduating with a minimum grade of 70% in all courses are eligible to write the apprenticeship exemption exams. Successful completion of these exams will exempt the student from the in-school training for the metal fabricator-fitter (437A) apprenticeship trade.
- Graduates may choose to enter the workforce and seek further apprenticeship training, or they may be eligible to resume their studies with advanced standing by entering Year 2 of one of the following technology programs: Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding & Robotics, or Welding Engineering Technology Inspection. (A minimum grade of 70% is required in MATH1455 and MATH1485 for this advanced standing).
Pathways and credit transfer
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Learn more about PLAR.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.