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 7,300 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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Programs

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration: Accounting, Marketing and Human Resources

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Diploma

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 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.

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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 require 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.... [-]


Diploma in Culinary Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

Confederation College’s Culinary Management two-year diploma program is known worldwide for one simple reason: because our chefs travel worldwide. They work in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, and just about every major city around the globe. Some become entrepreneurs themselves, opening their own restaurants in Thunder Bay and beyond. [+]

Culinary Management

Your Culinary Adventure Awaits

Want to turn your love of food and cooking into some serious culinary skills?

Confederation College’s Culinary Management two-year diploma program is known worldwide for one simple reason: because our chefs travel worldwide. They work in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, and just about every major city around the globe. Some become entrepreneurs themselves, opening their own restaurants in Thunder Bay and beyond.

You’ll learn the basics of food preparation, taking your natural talent for cooking and turning it into a useable skill in courses covering basic and advanced culinary skills, restaurant cooking, dining room service, butchery and garde manger, hospitality marketing and sales, wine and international cuisine and menu planning and design. This program also goes beyond the chopping board to cover other important aspects of the business including kitchen and restaurant management, cost control, finances and legal considerations to give you a rounded education in hospitality.... [-]


Diploma in Digital Media Production

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

Confederation College’s Digital Media Production program will teach you how to be effective in today’s ever-changing digital media world. You will learn how to connect with users through blogs, vlogs, and live interactive shows. The program covers the basics of marketing, branding, and promotions that are often intertwined with today’s content creation. Students will also explore social journalism, bringing grass-root stories to new media platforms. You’ll discover that the same key principles apply: be engaging, be responsive and understand the ethics and responsibilities attached to becoming a media-based influencer. [+]

Digital Media Production

Applications are now being accepted for September 2018 intake.

(formerly known as Broadcast - Television Production).

Learn How to Become a Digital Influencer

How we tell our stories is changing. Media today must adapt to our content devices: our smartphones, our iPads, and our other connected gadgets. That means that today’s digital storytellers need to use a variety of tools to create content through linear, non-linear, and live interactive productions delivered to a multitude of screens. Although the medium has changed, the basics of good storytelling have not. The best content creators still need to grab attention to get their messages across demonstrating good cinematography and post-production skills.... [-]


Diploma in Film Production

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Diploma in Tourism - Travel and Eco-Adventure

Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

This program provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry. Courses cover a variety of exciting topics including adventure expeditions, tourism marketing, flight attendant, business fundamentals, dimensions of the airline industry, global geography and the study of people around the world and more. You’ll also have a choice of either French or Spanish language options and a field placement or study abroad opportunity. [+]

Tourism - Travel, and Eco-Adventure

Turn Your “Adventure of a Lifetime” into a Lifetime Career!

Trekking the mountains to Machu Picchu, tasting the local cuisine in Paris, guiding a canoe trip through northwestern Ontario’s great outdoors, touring the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship. Many dream of these once-in-a-lifetime adventures. But you can live it after graduating from Confederation College’s Tourism – Travel and Eco-Adventure two-year diploma program.

This program provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry. Courses cover a variety of exciting topics including adventure expeditions, tourism marketing, flight attendant, business fundamentals, dimensions of the airline industry, global geography and the study of people around the world and more. You’ll also have a choice of either French or Spanish language options and a field placement or study abroad opportunity.... [-]


Electronic Engineering Technician - Computers Diploma

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 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 centers, 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 Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Instrumentation Engineering Technician Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

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

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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

Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

The Embedded Systems graduate certificate program provides electrical and electronic engineering graduates with hands-on opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills that will permit them to work effectively in embedded systems product and device development. [+]

Embedded Systems

The Embedded Systems graduate certificate program provides electrical and electronic engineering graduates with hands-on opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills that will permit them to work effectively in embedded systems product and device development.

Topics covered range from computer software and industrial control systems to health and safety and quality assurance. The program integrates a hands-on, practical approach to learning, augmenting the theoretical knowledge that graduate engineers already have. Applied projects and lab work help prepare graduates for a technical career in embedded systems product development and related fields. The program also includes entrepreneurship and communication courses that help build the ‘softer skills’ sought by employers in the industry.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Engineering Business and Safety Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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:... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.

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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.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Industrial Manufacturing Processes

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions for Small Business

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Canada Thunder Bay

The program enables students to become proficient in the practices and techniques used in modern ICT infrastructures. Students learn how to develop and implement practical solutions to solve typical ICT problems and challenges faced by smaller companies & businesses. Instructional methodology integrates theory with real-life simulations and hands-on applications. Students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to industry-based cases, simulations, and projects, working on both individual and several collaborative team projects. [+]

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions for Small Business

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions for Small Business is a two-year program.

In this two year, graduate certificate program, students develop marketable technical, business management, and interpersonal skills, all of which respond to the pressing ICT needs of businesses in all sectors of Canada’s economy. Students hone their technical skills, creating commercial applications and ICT solutions for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). At the same time, they gain training in Canadian workplace business practices, entrepreneurship, and interpersonal dynamics. Combined, these help internationally trained graduates obtain employment that is commensurate with their skills and qualifications.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in International Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.

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Contact

Confederation College

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