Advanced Industrial Systems & Automation

ADAS
City: Sarnia
Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Sep Open Jan Open

Overview

Design, implement, and maintain systems that streamline and optimize manufacturing processes using cutting-edge technology in the field of industrial systems and automation.

The Advanced Industrial Systems & Automation, two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate is an innovative program that provides students with theory and technical hands-on knowledge to operate, maintain, calibrate, and troubleshoot various automation, robotics, and control systems to operate countless processes used in today’s modern Canadian industries.

The future of manufacturing operations is dynamic, and this program prepares university and college graduates for exciting careers in the scientific and technical aspects of machinery and industrial process operations. In the program, students gain specialized expertise and technical knowledge to build an in-depth understanding of automation variables (composition, temperature, pressure, level, density, mass, flow, proximity, acceleration, gyroscope, encoder) and control elements (valves, dampers, heaters, electric motors, conveyors, actuators, servo drives) used to maintain, modify, and optimize a variety of industrial automation processes.

Throughout this highly interactive program, students are introduced to the operation and interrelated automated systems tools used in industrial automation operations. As such, program curriculum focuses on relevant areas such as industrial automation and robotics, electronic devices and circuits, process control systems, programmable logic control, pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity, electronics, and systems data communication. Students combine these core concepts with courses in professional workplace communication, lean production systems, industrial material design and sustainability, and Canadian workplace safety to build the skills necessary to be successful in today’s ever-changing manufacturing environment.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics, or a related discipline.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.0

- or -

  • TOEFL iBT 69

- or -

  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.


Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
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Costs

  • Term 1 $9,412.26
  • Term 2 $8,877.36
  • Term 3 $9,337.34
  • Term 4 $0.00
$27,626.96
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Additional Fees

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third party insurance provider.

See Insurance Costs & Details

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Labs & Equipment

Courses

COM-3013
Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

QEM-1103
Canadian Lean Production Systems

This course provides students with a practical understanding of Lean Production System as they develop continuous improvement skills. Opportunities to improve processes and systems including identification and elimination of waste, defining value, work measurement methods, and work analysis are provided. Topics including Value Stream Mapping, 5S, TPM and Visual Controls are also focused on.

AMM-1003
Engineering Design for a Circular Economy - A Canadian Management Perspective

In this course, students delve into the economic activity that builds and rebuilds overall system health, both globally and more specifically from a unique Canadian manufacturing management perspective. The curriculum focuses on various models of bio-sustainability in the economy, and how these models effect management decisions. Biological materials and technical cycles are studied, as well as overall material and product design and re-design to better fit within a restorative economy.

OHS-1402
Canadian Workplace Health & Safety

In providing an overview of Canadian Labour laws, workplace rules and regulations, and Health and Safety Hazards in the workplace, students gain an understanding of the responsibilities of employers, worker's rights as well as the responsibilities of various organizations in the Canadian labour industry. Awareness and recognition of various health and safety risks arising from a variety of occupations is also covered.

ADA-1014
Electromechanical Measurement Instruments

ADA-1025
Electric Circuits

JSS-1001
Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

ADA-2013
Computer Aided Design for Canadian Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

ADA-2024
Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems

ELE-3505
Electronic Devices & Circuits I

This course, intended for Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology students, investigates the characteristics, basic circuits, and biasing techniques of semiconductor diodes, transistors, thyristors, and linear integrated circuits. Operational amplifiers are examined and various applications of Op-Amps to instrumentation and control are explored. The student's knowledge and understanding of electric circuits will grow through the use of lectures and labs.

ELC-3744
Digital Logic

This course is designed to give technology students a thorough understanding of digital techniques and logic circuits, as applied to Industrial Control Circuits and to Processor Based Control Systems. Theory is presented in a two-hour weekly lecture schedule supported and supplemented by a two-hour weekly laboratory, which is designed to reinforce the lecture materials. The foundation of the course begins with a study of digital logic gates and functions and expands to include combinational and sequential logic, culminating with a study of the architecture and functioning of microprocessor based systems such as computers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and industrial control systems.

ADA-2034
Control Systems

ADA-3014
Microcontrollers & Embedded Systems

ADA-3024
Electrical Machines: Principles, Application & Control

ICS-5354
Programmable Logic Control

An integrated lecture/laboratory course where learners are introduced to the fundamentals of programmable logic control design. Applications of programmable logic controllers are stressed. This course will allow the learner to study control systems which use discrete components and continuous/analog systems operated in well defined sequential steps to bring about a desired result. Using the unique control features afforded by PLC's, and by judicious application of PLC fundamentals, the learner will also demonstrate an ability to bring process systems under control.

ADA-3034
Human Machine & Robot Interfaces & Data Communication

ICS-5703
Systems Automation

This course is an introduction to automation systems and robotics technology. Canada's robotics safety code will be examined and interpreted. Automation hardware components such as industrial robotic arms, tooling, controllers, teach pendants, industrial sensors, vision systems, conveyors and safety systems will be utilized. The programming of industrial robots to efficiently accomplish assignment objectives is an integral part of the course. Hands on lab exercises will permit students to illustrate their knowledge and competency in achieving a reliable solution to various automation objectives.

ADA-3043
Emerging Technologies for Drones, Robots & Autonomous Vehicles

CPL-1049
Co-op Work Term

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-ops-placements

Contact

Centre for Global Engagement

LAMBTON COLLEGE SARNIA

1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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Graduates of the program may work in a variety of in-demand-careers in petrochemical, pharmaceutical, energy generation, nuclear power, mining, automobile assembly, food processing and advanced manufacturing industries. Some common employment titles may include industrial instrument technician, process control technician and automation technician.

Post-Graduate Employment

International students who successfully complete their programs of study at Lambton College may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program. This program allows students to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

A work permit under the PGWP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student's study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length. The length and approval of the PGWP is determined solely by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Students must meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a post-graduation work permit.

Visit the PGWP Website

Immigration Regulations & Changes

Immigration regulations are legislated by the Federal Government of Canada and are subject to change at any time without notice. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada. Lambton College staff are not authorized to provide advice or guidance on immigration-related matters. Prospective applicants and current students should consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or call the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to answer or clarify any immigration-related questions or information.

Co-op

About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

More Information

Women in Technology & Trades

Female students, alumni, staff, and faculty of the technology and trades programs at Lambton College meet once a month to:

  • Network and support each other
  • Share experiences
  • Build a sense of community

Each year, the group attends a final retreat at Camp Ak-O-Mak. Learn more by emailing Nikki Noble or Erin Soeder.

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Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Technology Requirements

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i5 8th Gen Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM (with a minimum of 8 GB)
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 11)

Software

To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.