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Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

North Island College
Program overview
1 year
Diploma / certificate

Start dates
British Columbia
September 2023

British Columbia
September 2024

British Columbia
September 2025
North Island College

About this program

Industrial Automation Technician Diploma

This is the second year of Industrial Automation program at NIC. 

Learn to work on all types of electronic systems including motor controls and programmable logic controllers, data acquisition, process control systems and robotics. You’ll work with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, with a combined total of 1,400 hours of practical training, including a capstone project. As a graduate you’ll qualify to work in a variety of industries including renewable energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and more.

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Admission requirements

  1. Successful completion of the Electronics Core Technician Certificate or the "core" electronics course requirements at any college or institute that is a member of the International Electronics Technician Articulation Committee. OR
  2. Submit the following:
    1. Post-secondary educational transcripts or related training documentation and, if applicable
    2. documentation of workplace hours in related discipline, and
    3. interview with instructor, after review of above documents.

In addition to above academic requirements, high school graduation requirement and English proficiency requirement apply to all international applicants.

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Program content

  • Process Measurement
  • Process Control Devices
  • Process Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers I
  • Programmable Logic Controllers II
  • AutoCAD for Technicians
  • Industrial Power Electronics
  • Electrical Power Circuits and Machines
  • Industrial Control of Chemical Processes
  • Fluid Power Controls
  • Data Acquisition and Control Systems
  • Control System Project

Scholarships & funding

North Island College offers scholarship opportunities to new students. For details please visit the institute website.


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Career paths

As an Industrial Automation Technician graduate, you will discover career opportunities in high demand fields such as engineering design, maintenance, industrial control, supervisory control and data acquisition, industrial networking and technical sales. Or, transition into an instrumentation or electrical apprenticeship with advanced standing.

Graduates typically obtain well-paying careers in industries including renewable energy, transportation, forest products, pulp and paper, chemical processing, oil/gas/petroleum, mining and metal processing, steam generation and utilities, water and waste water treatment, food and beverage manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, textiles, materials handling and electronics/semiconductors manufacturing. Due to the increasing use of electronics in all of these fields, opportunities will continue to grow.

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North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...

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North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC

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