Cambrian College Adds Two New Programs to its Lineup

Posted on Wednesday November 14, 2018

Photo caption: André Roberge, Coordinator of Cambrian College’s Mechanical Technician Program, in the Machine Shop at Cambrian’s Barrydowne campus.

SUDBURY – Build better things: help build people. Cambrian College is introducing two new programs: one focusing on manufacturing and the other on helping people with learning disabilities.

Mechanical Technician –Manufacturing/Machining and Applied Learning Disability Studies will begin in January 2019.

Students in the Mechanical Technician program will use industry-standard equipment and computer-assisted design techniques to design and build machines and components necessary in the manufacturing process. This program includes a Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship option, allowing students to receive the combination of a college diploma and apprenticeship training at the same time.

“It’s very exciting to be launching this program because industry is in dire need of people with these skills,” says Andre Roberge, Coordinator of the Mechanical Technician program. “It is a fulfilling trade and offers students many pathways to follow in the industry.”

Cambrian’s new Applied Learning Disability Studies is the only graduate-certificate program of its kind among Ontario’s colleges. It is offered completely online, and provides students with a combined concentration in Learning Strategies and Assistive Technology.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this new program, which is unique among Ontario colleges,” says Stephanie Valentini, Program Coordinator. “Because it’s online we can offer this program to students across the country and allow them to advance their skills while continuing with other responsibilities. When they graduate, our students will have the job-ready skills to support individuals with learning disabilities from elementary school, through to post-secondary, and beyond.”

The introduction of new programs, unique programs, and greater use of flexible approaches to learning are all part of Cambrian’s strategic plan to make education more student-centred and impactful.

“Our goal is to be a go-to college, not just for Greater Sudbury and northeastern Ontario, but Ontario and beyond,” says College President Bill Best. “To do that, we are constantly adjusting and evolving our programs to suit what students need for the career opportunities that exist now and in the future.”

The Mechanical Technician and Applied Learning Disability Studies programs are among the 23 programs with a January 2019 start being offered by Cambrian, as the college continues its evolution as a year-round institution. Programs with a January 2019 start include skilled trades, business, social services, health care, general studies and the arts.

“All of our programs at Cambrian are geared towards helping our students secure good-paying jobs in their chosen field of study,” adds Dr. Paula Gouveia, Cambrian’s new Vice-President, Academic. “What better time than Canada’s Career Month to announce these new programs that will produce the skilled graduates that will continue to drive economic development.”

For more information on these two new programs, and the other programs Cambrian College is offering to students this January, please visit:

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Cambrian College is northeastern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit

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