Confederation College

Introduction

As a public college, established in Thunder Bay in 1967, Confederation College has a proven track record of delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 8,800 full and part-time students every year. It has more than 60 programs 3 academic schools.

  • School of Business, Hospitality and Media Arts
  • School of Engineering Technology and Trades and Aviation
  • School of Health and Community Services
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Courses

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

As an Aerospace Technologist you will work alongside Engineers and shop floor personnel, managing projects while resolving manufacturing problems as they arise. [+]

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology If you’re a motivated, enthusiastic individual, eager to pursue an extremely rewarding career with a difference, then look no further. Canada’s aerospace industry provides numerous opportunities to work in a fast-paced, productive team environment. The design and manufacture of aerospace products requires the skills and input of many talented workers. As an Aerospace Technologist you will work alongside Engineers and shop floor personnel, managing projects while resolving manufacturing problems as they arise. Through Confederation College, you now have the option of graduating from the 2-year Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician program with a Technician Diploma or from the Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology with an Advanced Diploma after completing three years of study. [-]

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

The School of Aviation at Confederation College has a well-established Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance program designed and developed in consultation with Industry and Transport Canada [+]

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance The School of Aviation at Confederation College has a well-established Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance program designed and developed in consultation with Industry and Transport Canada. This program will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to develop into a competent and reliable Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Aircraft Maintenance is a well-established area of aviation technology with continuing requirements for entry level personnel. High on the priority list are Aircraft Maintenance Engineers as Industry Canada predicts a shortage of qualified aviation personnel in the near future. Future graduation levels must rise to meet future industry employment demands. The program is two years in duration and combines a mixture of theory and practical application. Airframe, engine and electrical courses are taught concurrently; approximately 50% of the time is devoted to practical and 50% to theory. Accreditation: The program is accredited by Transport Canada. Graduates having an attendance record greater than 95% are given 18 months credit, determined by Transport Canada, towards the experience requirements for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Category "M" license. [-]

Electronic Engineering Technician - Computers

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

In response to the continued growth in the computer industry, Confederation College offers the two-year, OACETT/CTAB accredited Electronics Engineering Technician program. [+]

Electronic Engineering Technician - Computers In response to the continued growth in the computer industry, Confederation College offers the two-year, OACETT/CTAB accredited Electronics Engineering Technician program. Year one provides a solid foundation in electronics and computer fundamentals. You now have the option of a specialization in Year Two - Computers. As a computer specialist, your job will be to provide technical solutions and support to local and wide area networks. Following graduation from this program, you will be able to install, interconnect, configure, implement, and troubleshoot network systems, create and maintain documentation, be proficient with hardware wiring centres, routers, voice network hardware, and apply networking solutions in a client-server environment. Upon successful completion of the two-year Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers program, you can transfer into the third-year of the Electrical Engineering Technology program. [-]

Environmental Technician

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

This multi-faceted, two-year program, is delivered in the middle of northwestern Ontario’s beautiful Boreal Forest. It will train you to effectively manage natural and man-made environments, and how to communicate and work cooperatively with those from other sectors and disciplines. [+]

Environmental Technician This multi-faceted, two-year program, is delivered in the middle of northwestern Ontario’s beautiful Boreal Forest. It will train you to effectively manage natural and man-made environments, and how to communicate and work cooperatively with those from other sectors and disciplines. You will explore environmental issues, as well as learn hands-on tools for assessing, protecting and restoring ecosystems. The curriculum for this program was developed in consultation with representatives from industry and agencies, and is based on current practices, our own experience in the field, as well as anticipated needs and technological advances. The need for technically competent personnel is expected to grow considerably in the coming years. The knowledge and skills learned in this program will give you the expertise to compete for environmental career opportunities locally, provincially, nationally and globally. [-]

Film Production

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. [+]

Film Production The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. As a student in the program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the film production process from beginning to end, starting with location scouting, scriptwriting and storyboards and continuing through to editing, production design, film business and photography. In addition, you will learn all of what falls in between, including directing, producing, physical and special effects, wardrobe, lights, camera, grip equipment, sound recording and mixing, cinematography, art direction and more. Our state of the art facility is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You will be required to research, prepare, write and produce a number of film projects including short dramas, documentaries (personal and industrial) and TV commercials. Experimentation is encouraged. Courses in film history, communications, photography, the humanities and social sciences will help support and supplement your creative and aesthetic development. [-]

Instrumentation Engineering Technician

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

Are you mechanically inclined? Instrumentation Technicians commission, install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications. [+]

Instrumentation Engineering Technician Are you mechanically inclined? Instrumentation Technicians commission, install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications. This program will provide you with a solid footing in both theory and practice, utilizing hands-on experience in a modern, well-equipped laboratory designed to emulate common control systems found in industry. Our lab features functioning processes employing pneumatic, as well as modern microprocessor based electronic control equipment such as PLC’s, Distributed Control Systems, and field networks. The two-year program consists of four academic semesters and two sixteen-week co-op placement terms (optional). After the second academic semester, you may be eligible to participate in the first co-op work term. The second coop term is scheduled after the fourth academic semester. Co-op provides you with hands-on experience above and beyond what traditional classroom instruction and laboratories can provide. This is the only Instrumentation Engineering Technician program in the province of Ontario that has earned national accreditation status. [-]

Interactive Media Development

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

The Interactive Media Development program will prepare you for a fascinating and challenging career where your artistic creativity and logic merge to produce compelling digital experiences for an exciting new world of devices. If you are a creative individual and computer skills come easily to you, consider the Interactive Media Development program. Enrol in this exciting program at Confederation College and you can open doors worldwide! [+]

Interactive Media Development Our world is moving towards a digital renaissance where art and logic converge to produce revolutionary interactive experiences on a host of new devices. The Internet has completely changed the way we consume media and this program will help you learn how to create exciting interactive media. Over three years, you will explore the art of Interactive Design, strengthen your 2D and 3D design skills, see your art move with animation and motion graphics and publish your work to the Internet and a host of other digital formats. During your fourth and fifth semesters, you will focus on the creation of a professional portfolio designed to ensure employ ability and prepare you for a full fifteen-week job placement in Canada. You will receive intensive hands-on training in our 4,300 square foot media complex and the small teacher-to-student ratio guarantees that you will not get lost in the crowd. We invite you to study with us! [-]

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

Is your goal to find employment in the rapidly expanding technological industry? Are you mechanically inclined? Industry is experiencing a rapidly growing need for the expertise provided by the Mechanical Engineering Technician. [+]

Mechanical Engineering Technician Is your goal to find employment in the rapidly expanding technological industry? Are you mechanically inclined? Industry is experiencing a rapidly growing need for the expertise provided by the Mechanical Engineering Technician. This two-year course of study will develop highly skilled personnel capable of meeting the constantly changing demands brought on by advancing technologies. The program design is broad based, meeting the basic outcomes particular to the Millwright, Machinist, and Steam Fitter trades, while meeting the additional requirements associated with an academic program presented at the Technician level. Two optional co-op placements in industry are an integral part of the program, giving you hands-on experience above and beyond what traditional classroom instruction and laboratories can provide. [-]

Graduate Certificate

Engineering Business and Safety Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

Engineering Business and Safety Management is a unique program which permits trained engineers to expand their knowledge and expertise in the area of business, and health and safety management. [+]

The Engineering Business and Safety Management Graduate Certificate Program is a unique program developed for international students with an engineering degree (e.g. civil, mechanical, industrial, and others). It will enhance their knowledge and skills in the specialized area of engineering business and safety management. The program is designed to enable students to meet the demand in the engineering, industrial and construction sectors for staff with expertise in the areas of project management, occupational health and safety management, human resources, and contract and cost management. The 15-week work placement in the fourth semester will provide hands-on work experience in Canada to strengthen students’ engineering management skills and increase their employability. The Engineering Business and Safety Management program is a college Board of Governors approved program; it has also received program validation by the provincial Credentials Validation Service (Ontario College Quality Assurance Service). The program has four main features: The Engineering Business and Safety Management program builds on the students’ existing engineering training with a focus on the business and safety aspects of engineering in Canada. The program will introduce students to Canadian engineering principles and techniques of quality control and quality assurance. The program will provide instruction on the legal and ethical aspects of their profession in Canada. The program will introduce internationally trained engineering graduates to Canadian occupational health and safety standards and practices. There will be a focus on health and safety standards and processes on construction and industrial job sites, and how they can be managed to ensure the safe operation of these sites. The program will develop the students’ project, cost and contract management skills by exploring a variety of project management strategies, tools and related techniques to determine the viability of a project and ensure its success. The program will offer a variety of international business and human resources management courses to build a skillset that is of unique value across multiple sectors in the economy. The program will expose students to the essential components of marketing, human resources planning and negotiation. Note: Domestic (Canadian) students may also apply to this program. However, domestic students should be aware that it is offered on a full-tuition, cost recovery basis, and additional tuition fees apply. For more information please contact our Admissions Department or phone (807) 475-6213 International students wishing to apply for this program may use the online application or contact our International Education Centre for more information. Program Goals: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be proficient in the following: Collaborate with others in the development, implementation and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices. Manage the implementation and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles. Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness. Recommend strategies to support principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics associated with an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives and evaluate their effectiveness. Develop and implement strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments and to address the impact of cultural differences on an organization’s integrative trade initiatives. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures. Schedule and coordinate civil engineering projects and monitor the quality and quantity of work. Monitor and encourage compliance with current health and safety legislation to prevent occupational accidents and provide a safe working environment. Collaborate in implementing and monitoring effective cost and risk management of team projects. Contribute to make-or-buy analyses to support outsourcing decisions. Assist in the assessment of the political, social, and environmental impacts of civil engineering projects. Employment Opportunities: Graduates will work independently and collaboratively, applying technical health and safety practices, project management techniques, and broader business skills across multiple sectors in the economy. During their 15 week work placement and after graduation, students may find themselves working in one of these positions: Jobsite coordinator Project coordinator Jobsite health and safety advisor Industrial and construction health and safety officer Construction estimator Engineering design and drafting work - under the direction of an engineer Engineering business operations assistant - for ongoing operations & maintenance projects Business operations assistant - to smaller firms with the operations of their business [-]

Human Resources Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

Human Resources Management is an intensive, one-year graduate program designed to provide University and College graduates with a skill set that is in demand. Throughout the course you will be involved in a process that includes technological advances, as well as the effective use of human resources. [+]

Human Resources Management is an intensive, one-year graduate program designed to provide University and College graduates with a skill set that is in demand. Throughout the course you will be involved in a process that includes technological advances, as well as the effective use of human resources. As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible (subject to some grade level requirements) to write the comprehensive national exams to obtain the ‘Certified Human Resources Professional’ (CHRP) designation as granted by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO). Start your journey towards a rewarding career in Human Resources Management at Confederation College. [-]

Industrial Manufacturing Processes

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

Industrial Manufacturing Processes is a post-graduate program, which is unique in Canada. It is specifically designed for international students with a mechanical or industrial engineering degree. [+]

Industrial Manufacturing Processes (NEW) Program Information coming soon. International Students Eligibility Industrial Manufacturing Processes is a post-graduate program, which is unique in Canada. It is specifically designed for international students with a mechanical or industrial engineering degree. Students will benefit from a solid exposure to applied learning, practical applications and lab work, which will complement the theory learned in their degrees programs. Building on Confederation College’s current portfolio of advanced manufacturing and engineering programming, the Industrial Manufacturing Processes program combines theory with applied shop courses. It covers a range of industrial engineering topics with a focus on advanced manufacturing processes applicable to a wide variety of industries. Students’ knowledge and skills will improve for all stages of the production process - from selection and design, through to building, quality control and the final stages of testing a product. Students will also be exposed to fields related to a career in management, including courses on project management and occupational health and safety. The Industrial Manufacturing Processes program has received program validation by the provincial Credentials Validation Service (Ontario College Quality Assurance Service). Graduates of the program are awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Industrial Manufacturing Processes. [-]

International Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

International Business Management is an intensive, one-year graduate program designed to provide University and College graduates with knowledge of global strategies and expertise in global trade and investment. [+]

International Business Management is an intensive, one-year graduate program designed to provide University and College graduates with knowledge of global strategies and expertise in global trade and investment. Businesses are increasingly engaging in international business and require managers with global perspectives. International management offers a wide range of career options in Canada and abroad. In this practically focused program you will develop cross-cultural interpersonal skills and learn how to perform business functions across national borders, culminating in the development of an international business plan. [-]

Advanced Diploma

Accounting, Marketing and Human Resources

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

Our Business programs are designed for students who would like to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for many entry-level positions in various business organizations. Our two-year program(s) provide you with the perfect foundation to continue building your studies towards a professional designation in your chosen discipline. [+]

Our Business programs are designed for students who want to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for many entry-level positions in various business organizations. Our two-year program(s) provide you with the perfect foundation to continue building your studies towards a professional designation in your chosen discipline. You will also be given the option of one additional year in the applicable Business Administration program to obtain additional credits towards a designation. The three year advanced diploma includes a work placement that provides you with "hands on" experience with an employer practicing what you have learned. Articulation agreements
 There are articulation agreements with universities that allow you the opportunity to transfer your diploma credits to obtain a university degree. [-]

Civil Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 Canada Thunder Bay

A Civil Engineering Technologist plays a key role in the health, safety and economic well-being of our communities. As a graduate of our three-year program, you will participate in the design, construction and operation of water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment systems, road and railway systems, and buildings for residential, commercial and industrial uses. [+]

A Civil Engineering Technologist plays a key role in the health, safety and economic well-being of our communities. As a graduate of our three-year program, you will participate in the design, construction and operation of water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment systems, road and railway systems, and buildings for residential, commercial and industrial uses. At Confederation College, we keep our program current with, or ahead of, the technology used in the field. We are continually working to upgrade facilities for computerized analysis, design and drafting as well as electronic surveying used for design and construction. As a qualified Civil Engineering Technologist, you will find employment in facility planning and design, cost estimating and control, and construction inspection and management for new capital projects. Once the construction is completed, technologists are responsible for the effective management and maintenance of the finished product, ensuring services to the public remain reliable. [-]

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Contact

Confederation College

Address Nakina Drive 1450
P7C 4W1 Thunder Bay, Canada
Website http://www.confederationc.on.ca/
Phone +1 807-475-6110