Cost comparison chart - George Brown courses take 6-8 months to complete at a cost of $1,700, at a fraction of other college and university programs

Program Costs

George Brown College offers you a number of easy registration options, to make it convenient and affordable for you to register in the Automation Technician program.

Our unique pay-as-you-learn course registration allows for easy installment-type payments. Instead of paying the initial $1,780 when you register, you pay only a fraction of this amount ($560). You will receive the entire curriculum for the program with this registration, and will be able to complete the first module in the program including exams and access to technical and tutorial support. Once you have completed the first module, you can complete additional exams, earn grades for the other module material, and receive on-going technical or tutorial support if you pay the tuition fees for the additional modules.

With the pay-as-you-learn registration, you are under no obligation to register for any additional modules, and we have a money-back guarantee on module registration. You decide how quickly, or slowly, you would like to progress through the course material on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Register now and get started in the program for $560

Our pay-as-you-learn option allows you to enrol in the program for $560, which pays for the Interactive Learning Package including lab simulation software and the program material for all 18 modules in the program. Also included in this fee are the tuition, final exam, and ancillary fees for Module 1 as well as the technical and tutorial support for the module material. After you complete the first module, you simply pay for additional modules as you work through them. The remaining 17 modules can be purchased individually or in groups and the total cost to complete the program (including learning materials) is $1,780. You can take as long as you like to complete all modules in the program.

Register in the complete program for $1,780

Register into a complete program and you will have full access to all modules and learning resources in the program. Full registration includes all tuition fees and learning material fees for the program and represents the entire program cost. It also includes the laboratory simulation software program and access to all of the learning resources for the 18 modules as well web-based supplemental resources, free tutorial and technical support and online testing.

Purchase the curriculum material on its own for $490

If you would like to purchase the USB based curriculum material on its own and preview it before registering into the program, it is available at a cost of $490. Once you decide to register you still have the option to pay the tuition fees for the modules and earn course credits.

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund, a written request to withdraw from the program is required. The withdraw letter should be received by the department not later or within 10 business days from the date the student receives the program material. There will be a $20 College Administration Charge per module. There is no refund on program materials (USB) for the program.

Call us toll-free at 1-888-553-5333 to speak with Program Coordinator, Angelo Vouloukos, or one of our Program Advisors. Or send us an email at

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