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Engineering Technology (First Year)
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School of Engineering Technology
Program Length: Two Semesters
Start Date: September 2019
The college offers a common first year in the Engineering Technology. This allows students to complete the first two semesters of the engineering technology program that they have been accepted to at one of four CNA campuses that offer first year engineering technology. After completing the first two semesters, students must enter the campus which offers the program of their choice to complete the seven week Intersession (May, June), and the subsequent years of their program.
Individuals must submit their application to the campus where they intend to complete the first two semesters of their program. This begins a first come, first served provincial process which reserves a seat at the designated campus for the appropriate Intersession, and subsequent years of program study.
After successful completion of the first two semesters students progress to the Intersession in the program for which a seat has already been reserved. Any student who, after registration, wishes to change his/her original program choice MUST apply for a Program Transfer (see below).
In addition to the formal semester courses listed in the program of studies, students may be required to obtain a certificate of completion of Standard First Aid/Heart Start over their three-year period of studies.
*Students should be aware that additional fees may apply to external certifications.
If a student wishes to change his/her original program choice, he/she MUST request a program transfer and complete the appropriate form (Request to Transfer Form) which is available through the Registrar's Office.
Applicants cannot request a change in program prior to entry into the first year. A request to transfer does not guarantee entry into one’s alternate, “new” program choice. Program transfer will be granted only if sufficient space is available. The following conditions apply:
The Request to Transfer Form must be received at the Registrar's Office by the second Friday of February.
Transfers are granted based on 1) space availability and 2) the student's weighted average at the end of semester one. In cases where the student has been exempted from courses in the first semester, the mark(s) obtained by the student at another postsecondary institution or high school will be used in calculating the weighted average.
Eligibility for admission to an Engineering Technology program requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English (2 credits) (minimum 60%) from: 3201
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
Students who received a combined average of 70% in high school Academic Mathematics 2201 and 3201, or a pass in both high school Advanced Mathematics 2200 and 3200 can be exempted from Math 1700.
Students must apply for the exemption
iii. Science (4 credits) two of which must be selected from:
Earth Systems: 3209
The remaining two Science credits to be chosen from the highest Science mark in level 1, 2 or 3.
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math (60% MINIMUM)
ii. Two Science courses chosen from one of the following three combinations:
a. Introductory Biology:
b. Introductory Chemistry:
c. Introductory Physics:
It is strongly recommended that CAS students who intend to enroll in Engineering Technology programs complete both of the Chemistry courses and both of the Physics courses.
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Degree and Technical Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English (60% minimum) 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics (60% minimum) 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
iii. Science from one of the following sections:
a. Biology 1101, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
b. Chemistry 1102, 2102A, 2102B, 2102C, 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
c. Physics 1104, 2104A, 2104B, 2104C, 3104A, 3104B, 3104C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years 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
Currently there are a number of agreements in place with other colleges and universities where students can obtain advanced standing into Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programs.
Memorial University – Bachelor of Technology
Lakehead University – Bachelor of Engineering
Cape Breton University – Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Athabasca University – Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)
Camosun College - Engineering Bridge Programs for:
University of Victoria - Bachelor of Engineering
University of British Colombia – Bachelor of Engineering
College of the North Atlantic – Other engineering technology programs (on a course by course basis). Every effort has been made to ensure that the maximum numbers of transfer credits are attainable by articulating new and revised courses for common curriculum areas.
Technical Report Writing I
Technology Awareness I
*Admission into the appropriate Mathematics course will be decided by the grade in high school math.
Students who received a combined average of 70% in high school Academic Mathematics 2201 and 3201, or a pass in both high school Advanced Mathematics 2200 and 3200 can be exempted from
Mathematics. Students must apply for the exemption.
Note: Students may apply for an exemption from
provided they meet the appropriate high school level in Mathematics as noted above.
Technical Report Writing II
Technology Awareness II