Neeginan College of Applied Technology

Neeginan College of Applied Technology is CAHRD’s in-house technical and vocational post-secondary training division. CAHRD works closely in partnership with industry, business and training institutions to ensure that our students are prepared for jobs in high-demand industries.

Neeginan College offers a variety of full-time training programs that deliver hands-on work experience in a sustainable career. We provide free information sessions on the current programs followed by a tour of our college facilities. These sessions run every Friday at 9:00 a.m. in room 304. Please call ahead via (204) 989-7110 since the sessions fill up quickly.

All new applicants must complete a Level Placement Test (LPT) to help determine their academic level. The Level Placement test is conducted in a group setting. LPT tests are held every Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in room 304.

Program Supports

CAHRD offers a variety of supports services for students attending our education and training programs:

  • Experienced, respectful, and certified teachers
  • Access to employment, academic and personal counselling
  • Library facilities
  • Computer lab and internet access
  • Tutoring available every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Guest speakers & workshops
  • Advocacy with external agencies
  • Application assistance to post-secondary institutions
  • Medical and counselling referrals

In addition to these resources, CAHRD ensures a holistic learning environment for students by offering on-site daycare, housing services, and personal health and fitness programs.  To learn more about these programs and services, visit our Support Services section.

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Neeginan College Program Listing

Our full-time training programs range from 6-14 months in duration, with admission requirements being a minimum Grade 10 education. To read more on each program, click on the program name for additional information to appear below.

Aerospace Composite Manufacturing Program
  • Start Date: TBA
  • Grade 12 is required
  • Duration: 7 months

The Aerospace Composite Manufacturing Program is a certificate program that consists of courses specific to the aerospace industry and includes Introduction to Aerospace Manufacturing, safety and tool handling, blueprint reading, process specifications, honeycomb core fabrication, composite fabrication, assembly and repair, trim inspection, sheets metal and exterior finishing.

Carpentry/Construction Program
  • Start Date: September 6, 2016
  • Grade 10 is required (High school credits may be available in conjunction with this program to fulfill high school standing.)
  • Duration: 10 months
  • Must be 30 years of age or younger

The Carpentry/Construction Program covers all course material required for Level 1 Apprenticeship with additional theoretical and practical skills and safety training. Training components include trade-related math, measurement of wood and non-wood products, hand tools, machine tools, portable power tools, rigging, wood frame construction, concrete, cabinetmaking, blueprint reading, program essentials, computer training and a work practicum component. Students also receive training in WHMIS and First Aid/CPR.

Computer Numerical Control Operation Program
  • Start Date: Sept 12, 2016
  • Grade 10 is required
  • Duration: 6 months

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operation Program provides training and essential skills in the operation of both the Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine and the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).  There are many types of computer operated machines such as lathes, mills, measuring machines, press-brakes and grinders. These are all manufacturing machines that are controlled by computers. These machines are now being utilized in most modern day manufacturing and mass production facilities to increase accuracy and efficiency when producing parts. CNC Operators oversee the operation of CNC equipment often operating three or four machines at a time in larger manufacturing facilities. CNC Operators require skills in operating a CNC Machine but are not Machinists. The CNC Operator needs to know how to operate a CNC program, not how to design one.  The CMM is a device used in manufacturing and assembly processes to test a part or the assembly against the design intent. The CMM is also a specialized form of industrial robot and is being increasingly used by manufacturing companies.

Fifth Class Power Engineering Program
  • Start Date: TBA (this program is offered on demand)
  • Grade 12 is preferred
  • Duration: 9 months

The Fifth Class Power Engineering Program is a certificate program that provides comprehensive training in maintaining, operating, troubleshooting and repairing electrical, ventilation, refrigeration and water treatment systems. This program provides students with the opportunity to write the Fifth Class Power Engineer Interprovincial Red Seal Exam. Students are required to complete 450 hours in a work practicum environment in order to graduate.

Gas Tungsten Arc/Tungsten Inert Gas Welding Program
  • Start Date: November 7, 2016
  • Grade 10 is required
  • Duration: 7.5 months

The GTAW/TIG Welding Program provides the essential skills and training for the Canadian Welding Bureau Welding accreditation. This program includes workplace safety, trade-related math and measurement, WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, blueprint drawings and documentation reading, metallurgy, welding, cutting fundamentals, oxy-fuel welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG), Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and repair and fabrication of primary tubular structures. Graduates of this program will be issued a CWB qualification card earning up to 5 tickets, entitling them to work at any CWB certified company worldwide.

Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul Program
  • Start Date: October 3, 2016
  • Grade 12 is required
  • Duration: 14 months

The Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul Program is accredited through the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) and Apprenticeship Manitoba, and partners with Manitoba Aerospace. Training components include aviation maintenance, orientation, blueprint reading, gas turbine engine theory, dismantling and tearing down engines, arranging non-destructive inspections, inspection and sorting of parts, assembling engines, engine testing, shipping and storing engines, as well as an on-the-job training component.  This program covers all course material required for Level 1 & 2 Apprenticeship.

Industrial Manufacturing Program
  • Start Date: TBA
  • Grade 10 is required
  • Duration: 10 months

The Industrial Manufacturing Program provides the skills and training for an entry-level position in a production assembly environment within manufacturing, aerospace and construction industries.  Program content includes safety, WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, measurement, blueprint reading, hand tools, air tools, sheet metal fabrication, basic machine shop practice, basic welding, TIG welding, soldering, basic electricity, adhesives, re-bar/concrete, forklift training, lean manufacturing practices and a work practicum.

Information and Office Administration Program
  • Start Date: September 6, 2016
  • Grade 12 is preferred
  • Duration: 12 months

The Information and Office Administration Program, in partnership with Red River College and Ka Ni Kanichihk, develops the skills required to become an Administrative Assistant.  This program prepares the student for employment in an office setting and consists of instruction in computer software applications, communications and business mathematic concepts.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will attain a certificate from Red River College.

Machining Program
  • Start Date: TBA
  • Grade 10 is required
  • Duration: 10 months

The Machining Program, in partnership with Manitoba Aerospace, covers blueprint reading, aviation maintenance orientations, safe work practices, operation and maintenance of tools and measuring devices, operation of machine equipment including lathes and Computer Numerical Control (CNC), milling, and grinding machines, and the construction of items from metal and related machinable materials.

Medical Device Reprocessing Program
  • Start Date: TBA (projected for 2017)
  • Grade 12 is required
  • Duration: 7 months

The Medical Device Reprocessing Program consists of classroom instruction and work practicum at a clinical site. This program provides training in cleaning, packaging, sterilizing, storing and handling of sterile supplies and instruments with a focus on infection prevention and control of aseptic techniques.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Program
  • Start Date: TBA
  • Grade 12 is required
  • Duration: 10 months

The Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Program trains students to become integral members of the laboratory workforce in a field that is not only growing to meet the needs of increasing and aging populations, but also changing to support medical advances. This program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association and provides training in collecting, processing, and preparing patient specimens. Training to perform electrocardiograms and other basic laboratory procedures is also included, as well as training in data entry skills to create, process and maintain patient records. Applicants must possess strong customer service skills and project a professional, caring, and competent demeanour.

Welding Program
  • Start Date: September 6, 2016
  • Grade 10 is required
  • Duration: 10 months

The Welding Program provides training in reading and applying Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) data sheets, interpreting blueprints, technical drawings, trade-related mathematics, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), oxyacetylene welding and cutting, plasma cutting, and air-arc gouging.  Program also includes training on the safe usage of hand/power tools and machinery such as: drill presses, band saws, industrial iron workers, cut off saws and hydraulic presses.  Graduates of this program will be issued a CWB qualification card earning up to 3 tickets (14 positions), entitling them to work at any CWB certified company worldwide.

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