Cambrian College Of Applied Arts & Technology Program Updates

by / Monday, 24 February 2014 / Published in Cambrian College Of Applied Arts & Technology

The Program Options for 2014 have been attached for reference. Key highlights are given below-:

  1. There are 6 Fast Track Programs —– The New Program is Fast track for Civil Engineers for the Civil Engineering Technology Program.
  2. All the Post Graduate Programs have been re-launched with dual options i.e. 1 program with a pathway to another. This will enable students to get a 3 years work visa. Please Note that Programs have to be applied as given in the Power Point Presentation.
  3. Physical Fitness Program (FLBU) will be offered as a Fast Track Program for Physiotherapist from January intake only.
  4. The Dental Hygiene Program will be opened up only after 1st March. Until such time the students should be worded as Dental Hygiene / Assisting. Cambrian has already received a lot of applications, therefore please send the applications ASAP.  
  5. All students getting admission will be required to take a test in English and Maths upon reaching the College. Please Note that this is only an assessment tool which will enable the College to help the Students. If the students get lower marks, they will be required to take an additional classes to improve themselves.
  6. The Development Service Worker Program is Ideal for Nurses. A Power Point Presentation has been attached.
  7. Qualified CCNA Level 1, 2 and 3 students will receive Pathways upon submission of the Certificates. Such students will have a Fast Track. For qualified Computer Engineers have a 2 year Program called Network Technician. This is a well recognized Program.

Ontario College Diploma Developmental Services Worker (DSW) (4 semesters)

Focus : Children and Adults with Disabilities

Work in the Developmental Services Sector

  • Competitive Wages & Benefits
  • Personally Rewarding Work
  • Opportunities to Make a Real Difference in People’s Lives 


  • Cambrian College’s Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program has existed since 1970
  • Provide course content in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disabilities Strategies, Crisis Prevention training amongst other courses developed to give a greater understanding of the work found in the Developmental Services Sector

Cambrian’s DSW Program

  • Offered in traditional classroom settings
  • Offered online via Moodle and Lecture Capture
  • Small class sizes in a mid-Ontario community with true northern hospitality
  • 3 placements: 1st semester, 3rd semester,
  • 4th semester (these placement opportunities provide our students with a unique insight into their field of work)
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certification (this is only available through the course and will prepare student for work in the field)

Learn valuable skills in:

  • Basic nursing and maintaining wellness
  • Special Education and Positive Behavior Support strategies
  • Working with children, teens and adults with autism
  • Augmentative Communication : basic sign language, using picture symbols
  • Counseling strategies for individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Sexuality and abuse prevention strategies for individuals with disabilities  

Characteristics of A Developmental Services Worker

  • Like to work with people
  • Feel a sense of satisfaction from helping others to learn and become independent
  • Good problem solvers
  • Creative
  • Compassionate
  • Good work ethic


  • Work available across Canada (a recent survey revealed 108 positions available.
  • Some jobs have flexible work hours
  • Job opportunities in the health and education sector as well as the Developmental Services Sector
  • Your skills allow you to work with children, teens and adults with disabilities
  • Competitive wages
  • Course material will help professionals (such as Nurses) better understand some of their clients

Cambrian College Program Updates (Combined Programs)

Cambrian College is offering PG program’s as a combined program ie one program with a pathway into another program. If a student chooses a combined program, it will be positioned as a 2 year program and therefore the student can apply for a 3 year work permit.

Please also note certificate program’s that can be taken in addition to their program. The 3 year work permit can also support the student to do the certificate program after they complete their program and may be able to support the finance of the program’s by their work.

Qualifications will be 6.5 not less than 6.0 in IELTS and a minimum of 60 percent in their qualification exam.

The program’s should be taken in the combination and order given below.

“Packaging” Graduate Certificates for International students, as this is becoming a common practice among a number of southern Ontario colleges. This will allow students to complete two years of advanced education, obtain credentials in two complementary disciplines and if successful apply for a three-year work permit after graduation (subject to CIC conditions).

Here are the programs, program codes and recommended sequence of study:

  1. PRPD: Public Relations Management
  2. HMPD: Human Resource Management
  1. HMPD: Human Resource Management
  2. IBGC: International Business Management
  1. IBGC: International Business Management
  2. PRPD: Public Relations Management
  1. HMPD: Human Resource Management
  2. IBGC: IT Business Analyst
  1. MOGC: Organization Management
  2. IBGC: IT Business Analyst
  1. MOGC: Organization Management
  2. EMPD: Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment

Note that:

  • HMPD graduates may pursue the Canadian Human Resource Professional certification.
  • IBGC graduates may pursue CITP/FIBP ( certification.
  • BAGC graduates may join IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and complete the CCBA (Certification of Competency in Business Analysis(CCBA®).
HMPD graduates may pursue the Canadian Human Resource Professional certification.
IBGC graduates may pursue CITP/FIBP ( certification.
BAGC graduates may join IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) and complete the CCBA (Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®).

Ontario College Graduate Certificate International Business Management (3 semesters)

Cambrian College has launched a new program – International Business Management for the January intake. This is a graduate diploma and eligible students will include graduates in Arts subjects, people who have done
BBA and selected MBA students. The University believe that MBA students can also apply as IBM is a specialization subject focusing
on International Business.

Therefore, IBM will bring in a new set of students into Cambrian College.

Please don’t be confuse “IBM with Organisational Management”. Organisational Management is a subject in Management specially designed for professionals.

Qualification norms for the Program will be 60 % for the qualifying subject and 6.5 not less than 6 in the IELTS exam being a Graduate Diploma Program.

Please Download : – IBM_Recruitment PP

Ontario College Advanced Diploma Physical Fitness Management FLBU

Ontario College Advanced Diploma Physical Fitness Management FLBU (6 semesters)

Program Description

Today’s society is becoming more fitness conscious as sedentary living, a higher incidence of chronic disease and an aging population places an even greater emphasis on preventative health care. Heightened public awareness of the health benefits of regular physical activity, exercise therapy and lifestyle modification has increased the demand for well-qualified fitness, health and recreation professionals.

Cambrian College’s 3-year advanced diploma program in Physical Fitness Management has been in existence for over 25 years. The program’s multidisciplinary approach prepares graduates to plan, market, and deliver safe and effective physical fitness, wellness, and recreation programs for all ages.

The curriculum is designed to meet provincial vocational standards in areas such as exercise science, recreation and leisure programming, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, health promotion and fitness management. Special emphasis is placed on developing strong communication, leadership, counseling and interpersonal skills in order to effectively service clients. Through lab assignments, class projects and placement opportunities, graduates gain “hands-on” experience in planning and implementing programs that promote health and wellness. With the business training, graduates may choose to become consultants or small business entrepreneurs.

Cambrian College was one of the first institutions in Canada to make the CSEP-CPT national personal training certification available to students within the curriculum. The certification, endorsed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and the Ontario Society for Health and Fitness (OSHF), enables graduates to work in the growing areas of personal training and exercise therapy.

Employment Opportunities

The graduate employment rate for the Physical Fitness Management Program has been 100% for the past 3 years. Graduates are hired to work as personal trainers, exercise therapists, health and fitness club supervisors, recreation directors, sport special event coordinators, and sports retail consultants to name a few.
Graduates may seek employment in

  • Retail fitness and sport stores
  • Fitness and health clubs (public, private and corporate)
  • Municipal recreation and leisure service organizations
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Sports clubs and camps
  • Government funded fitness programs
  • The Tourism Industry

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • any grade 12 English (C) (U) or (M)
  • any grade 11 (C), (U) or (M) or 12 mathematics (C) or (U)
  • any grade 11 or 12 science (C), (U)

Recommended: any grade 11 or 12 health and physical education/ (PLF4C, PPL40) or exercise science (PSE4U)

Additional Requirements

This program includes a physical fitness component and requires that students perform cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility exercises. Additional activities include aerobics, team sports and racquet sports. Students must therefore complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and /or a Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination (PARMED-X) and Informed Consent form prior to entrance into the program. Prospective students with health-related concerns that may affect their participation in the program are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program coordinator.

Additional Information

Field placement agencies and co-op employers may require that a criminal record check and First Aid/CPR be obtained prior to placements or co-op work terms. A criminal record check (CPIC) can be completed by local police departments, and First Aid/CPR certification can be obtained through either ST. John’s Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross. These requirements can be obtained prior to, or during the program. It is highly recommended that students have up-to-date immunization.

A Qualified Physiotherapist can complete the Physical Fitness Management (FLBU) program in 24 months.

Cooperative Education/Fieldwork/Placement

The Physical Fitness and Leisure Management program at Cambrian College is unique in the Ontario College system. Students are required to complete a 15 week cooperative work term prior to graduation. The work term provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom studies to an actual work situation, gain extensive practical, on-the-job training, and earn a salary while doing so. Tuition fees are levied for the co-op work term. Although students receive assistance from the coordinators, the responsibility of securing a co-op work term rests solely with the student. Students have the option of completing the co-op work term at the end of semester 4 or 5 as long as they meet academic requirements.

Students are also required to complete approximately 90 hours of volunteer fieldwork placement during courses in first, second, and third year. Placement opportunities include working with community sports organizations, with special populations and personal training clients.


During the program, students are encouraged to receive the following certifications which are beneficial to their success in the field:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • Fitness Instructors Certifications
  • National Coaching Certifications

Furthering Your Studies

Graduates with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or greater have the option of completing the Sport and Physical Education or Health Promotion degree programs within the School of Human Kinetics in two years at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Some graduates have also received advanced standing for similar degree programs at other institutions including Brock University, Lake Superior State University, University of Guelph/Humber and Wilfred Laurier University (Brantford). Other students have pursued one and two year diploma programs in massage therapy, occupational therapy, and therapeutic recreation.

Course Details for programs Travel & Tourism (Toronto & Vancouver campus) & Hotel & Restaurant Management (Toronto campus) is attached below.

The College has made some modifications in the above 2 programs based on feedback received from the students and from the market and in the college continuous improvement endeavor.

The Attached File Below Gives Details About The 2 program

Download : Course Contents

Also for the business program in Vancouver please visit the college website

Ontario College Diploma Instrumentation Engineering – Technician Industrial Diploma (4 semesters)


Cambrian College’s Instrumentation Engineering Technician – Industrial program prepares students to work as technicians in the complex field of industrial measurement and control otherwise known as instrumentation. It also prepares students to be capable of selection, calibration, installation, maintenance, and repairs to industrial instrumentation equipment found in industries. The program covers older equipment used throughout industry as well as the electronics and digital technologies involved in today’s modern systems. The curriculum for this program is based on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities curriculum for the Instrumentation and Control Technician trades 447A.

Program Options

Use this chart to plan your studies.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 

Year 2 

Year 3 

Year 2 

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

Semesters 5 and 6

Semesters 3 and 4

Semesters 5 and 6

Semesters 3 and 4

Electrical Techniques EETQ Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial EETN Electrical Engineering Technology EETY Instrumentation Engineering Technician-Industrial ICTN Energy Systems Technology ESTY WTTN
Graduate – Ontario College Certificate Graduate – Ontario College Diploma Graduate – Ontario College Advanced Diploma Graduate – Ontario College Diploma Graduate – Ontario College Advanced Diploma Graduate – Ontario College Diploma
Enter the workforce or continue studies in year 2 Enter the workforce or continue studies in EETY Enter the workforce Enter the workforce or continue studies in ESTY Enter workforce Enter the workforce

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as technicians in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing industry
  • Construction industry – installing instrumentation equipment and systems
  • Mining industry
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Power generation industry
  • Maintenance

Admission Requirements

A one-year certificate in Electrical Techniques – Industrial or equivalent or the successful completion of the first two semesters of an Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial program.


The placement is an optional co-op and is not required for students to graduate from their regular post-secondary program. Students can choose to complete their post-secondary program, and they can graduate with a diploma, without participating in the co-op option. However, students who choose, and qualify, to participate in this optional Co-op/SkyTech program, become registered apprentices sponsored by SkyTech. The combination of their academic curriculum and their co-op placement experience enables these students to receive completion from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the first level of in-school apprenticeship training of the trade related to the program. For further information, visit

Ontario College Graduate Certificate Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment (3 semesters)


Cambrian College’s Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment program gives students the skills and knowledge to practice environmental monitoring and biodiversity conservation, along with the ability to promote ecosystem sustainability on the watershed, air-shed, and landscape scales.

Course content is shaped by social needs, industry expectations, and regulatory requirements. Students learn about environmental impact assessment methods, remediation technologies, and environmental laws and regulations, including their application across industries and organizations involved in various areas of the environmental sector.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in:
– Industry (mining, pulp and paper, construction)
– Government (Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources)
– Municipalities (conservation authorities, water treatment facilities)
– Educational institutions (university and college technicians / technologists, instructors)
– Private environmental consulting firms

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two-, three- or four-year post-secondary program in a relevant discipline.

Ontario College Graduate Certificate Organization Management (2 semesters)


Maximize your leadership potential by expanding your management skills through this one-year graduate certificate management program. This comprehensive program offers you the opportunity to broaden your perspective on salient management responsibilities and skills in key sectors such as health care, not-for-profit, community services, and technology and trades. Students must also participate in two weekend residency (virtual or on-campus) activities.

This program will be delivered both in-class and online. This program enables you to leverage your existing career and educational experiences to move into management positions. You will take a series of carefully selected business courses that will build and enhance your skills in critical areas of management such as finance, marketing, human resources, and leadership. In addition, you will have the option to select courses from specific industry streams-health care, community services, not-for-profit, and trades/technology. These courses are designed to provide industry-specific perspectives that will enhance your employability and career advancement.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this one-year graduate certificate program will be positioned to pursue management positions in a wide range of organizations including: financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, government offices, public accounting firms, small business, manufacturing industries, health care, community services, and entrepreneurship.

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year post-secondary program. Applicants working in related industries without a diploma or degree may be considered on an individual basis.

Ontario College Graduate Certificate IT Business Analyst (3 semesters)


This one-year graduate certificate program will provide rigorous training to business and IT professionals who are interested in working in the business analyst role. This intensive program is designed to meet the growing industry demand for IT Business Analysts by providing the flexibility to meet the training needs for both those in the business field and those in the IT field. Students select courses from either the business stream or the IT stream, based on their background and specific training needs. The IT Business Analyst facilitates change in an organization that results in sustainable value for stakeholders by supporting continuous technology and process improvement.

The program of study teaches students the techniques for creating and managing organizational process change. IT Business Analysts gather, document and communicate stakeholder requirements, recommend solution, evaluate solutions and provide quality assurance. The work placement in the third semester of the program provides students with the necessary applied, hands-on experience industry demands.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in private and not-for-profit organizations and government departments as Business Analysts. Entrepreneurs can become consultants for organizations.

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year post-secondary program. Applicants working in related industries without a diploma or degree may be considered on an individual basis.

Ontario College Diploma Early Childhood Education (4 semesters)


Cambrian College’s Early Childhood Education program provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment that ensures the total development of the young child. The social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth of the child are examined through academic studies as well as practical experiences. To meet the individual child’s needs, students acquire knowledge in curriculum planning and teaching methods. The program requires students’ active involvement and developing their self-awareness, communication skills, sensitivity, and interpersonal skills.

Placements enable students to refine skills in ongoing practical settings both at the College and in the community. Students should consider the fairly strenuous demands of keeping up with young children (at times lifting or carrying them) as well as the need to feel comfortable and at ease when working with young children.

Early Childhood Education Designation –
Persons who wish to refer to themselves as Early Childhood Educators must apply for registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators. A requirement to apply for registration is possession of an Early Childhood Education diploma from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology. It is the responsibility of the graduate to register with the College of Early Childhood Educators.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in daycare centres, Best Start Hubs, and nursery schools as Early Childhood Educators. These career opportunities involve a variety of age groups including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children.
Early Childhood Educators may find employment in programs for exceptional children in:

  • Daycare centres
  • Nursery schools
  • Public and separate school systems

Other employment opportunities may exist for:

  • Private home day care providers

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)


  • Any grade 11 or 12 family studies (C), (U), or (M)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

For graduates of the old curriculum (OS:IS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
Any 2 senior level English (general or advanced)

  • Any senior level family studies (general or advanced)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

Additional Requirements

Before the first field placement, students will be required to complete the following:

  • Anaphylactic shock training (offered first semester)
  • Two-step TB test
  • First Aid Certificate prior to third field placement
  • Criminal record check
  • Record of up-to-date immunizations
  • Obtain a note from a physician indicating freedom from communicable diseases


There will be a work placement in an early childhood centre in the first semester. In addition, there will be community placements during the remaining semesters. Students will be responsible for any expenses incurred during placement, such as transportation, meals, and accommodation.

Agencies may demand criminal record checks before granting a placement.

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education. Refer to College / University Agreements at for further information.

Fast Track Chemical Engineering Lab & Process Program

For the exciting Fast Track Program for Pharmacy students, the Department Head has created a Power Point Presentation.

This Program attracts an average salary of 58,000 CAD in a year after completion of the studies.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information.


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