This red seal program involves automation in the production of various commodities. Complex process control and measurement systems such as those found in the oil and gas industry, chemical plants, food processing operations, and the pulp and paper industry require sensitive and accurate instruments. Some of the duties include:
- Repair, maintain, calibrate, adjust and install industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation
- Ensure plant machinery is safe and operating correctly
- Regulate water flow and air quality
- Monitor and calibrate instruments
- Read and interpret circuit diagrams, blueprints and schematics
- Inspect, test, diagnose faults
- Write maintenance reports
- Repair, calibrate components and instruments
- Perform schedule preventative maintenance
- Observe safe repair procedures according to regulated standards
- Demonstrate safe work practices and personal protection.
- Interpret drawings, codes, standards and government regulations.
- Use tools and measuring equipment.
- Conduct new installations.
- Use and maintain analyzers
- Use and maintain various types of field mounted equipment.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
Note: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
- Hydro Power Generation
- Mining, Petrochemical, and Natural Gas
- Industrial and Commercial Manufacturing
- Industrial Construction
- Industrial Instrument Servicing
- Pulp and Paper Processing