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Technology Programs

Camosun offers a variety of computer-focused and engineering technology programs, including certificates, diplomas, bridging to university and university transfer courses.

Camosun’s Technology Programming Renewal

Starting in 2013, Camosun began a substantial endeavour to review and renew its technology programming, including: engineering technology access certificate programs, engineering technology diploma programs and engineering bridge advanced diploma programs. This exciting project enabled the college:

  • To identify and incorporate into our technology programs emerging and best practices in student success to help enhance student retention and progression.
  • To modernize our technology programming – through program design, courses and concepts – in response to industry trends and employer needs.
  • To align the delivery of technology programming with Camosun’s existing semester delivery system in order to increase organizational efficiency and student success through improved access to student services and supports, work-integrated learning opportunities (e.g. Co-op) and improved transferability of student learning.

The majority of the programming will commence delivery on the semester system starting in September 2016.

Please check each program page below for more detailed information about program updates and application status for Fall 2016. For Additional information on the Program Renewal project, please refer to our FAQ page.

Engineering Technology Access Programs
Program Credential Description Length
Civil Engineering Technology Access Certificate This program will upgrade your Math, Physics and English skills and take courses in technical drawing, graphics and computing that you'll need for your next step: Civil Engineering Technology. 8 months
Computer and Engineering Technician Access Certificate Upgrade your Math and English skills and take courses in technical communication, computing, and technology studies in order to enter our Information and Computer Systems Technician, Computer Network Electronics Technician, and Engineering Graphics Technician programs. 4 months
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Access Certificate Upgrade your Math, Physics and English skills and get a guaranteed seat in the next intake of Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy. 8 months
Mechanical Engineering Technology Access Certificate This program will upgrade your Math, Physics and English skills and give you a guaranteed seat in the next intake of either Mechanical Engineering Technology or Engineering Graphics Technician programs. 8 months
Civil Engineering
Program Credential Description Length
Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Prepares graduates for a career in the core disciplines of: structural design; municipal infrastructure and highway design; construction management; surveying and geomatic engineering; geotechnical and materials testing. 2 years
Computer Science
Program Credential Description Length
Information and Computer Systems Certificate/Diploma These programs give you the foundational skills and knowledge you’ll need for a multitude of professional careers in the world of computing! The program is composed of a Computer Systems Technician Certificate, lasting nine months, and a subsequent Computer Systems Technology Diploma, lasting a year and nine months. 1 or 2 years
Electronics & Computer Engineering
Program Credential Description Length
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy Diploma Our program provides you with all the knowledge you need to work in a variety of positions associated with the electronics industry. You'll develop analytical skills and learn the application of these to electronic circuits and systems. 2 years
Computer Network Electronics Technician Certificate This program has a practical career-oriented approach with emphasis on the installation, repair and maintenance of computers, servers, computer networks and electronic systems. 1 year
Mechanical Engineering
Program Credential Description Length
AutoCAD Graphics Certificate Develops practical, hands-on skills in the use and application of AutoCAD as a computer-aided design tool. 170-200 hours
Engineering Graphics Technician Certificate Take your passion for design and technology and help fulfill your dreams of working in design or blending computer technology with a creative career. 1 year
Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma You'll be involved in the analysis, design, production, and maintenance of machinery and mechanical devices. 2 years

Engineering Bridge Programs

Camosun’s Engineering Bridge programs are for technology diploma grads who want to continue with third year studies at UVic or UBC to finish an engineering degree. This is your next step to becoming a Professional Engineer.

Program Credential Description Length
Civil Engineering Bridge Advanced Diploma/Bridge to UBC Focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of our civil infrastructure. This covers a wide spectrum of areas, including water resources, transportation, structural, geotechnical, municipal, and construction. 8 months
Electrical or Computer Engineering Bridge Advanced Diploma/Bridge to UVic You’ll be trained in designing, developing, operating, maintaining and researching power distribution systems, automotive systems, communications systems, medical systems and a huge variety of electricity-dependent products and systems, ranging from tiny consumer products to alternative energy sources to huge hydroelectric dams. 8 months
Mechanical Engineering Bridge
to UBC
to UVic
Advanced Diploma/Bridge to UBC or UVic You’ll design and build machines and other products, such as robots, spacecraft, automobiles, artificial limbs, amusement park rides, elevators, and manufacturing equipment. 8 months
Mining Engineering Bridge Advanced Diploma/Bridge to UBC Combines basic engineering subjects, topics in geology and essential courses in mining to prepare graduates to discover, evaluate and develop mineral deposits. 8 months
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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