Mechanical Techniques - Industrial Maintenance Set yourself up for success in this high-demand field or use this program as an entry point to further studies. Your career is waiting!

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Owen Sound

Program description

Students use theoretical and practical training to perform basic industrial and construction millwright techniques. Students gain knowledge in topics such as health and safety, drawing interpretation, applied mathematics, communications, electrical theory, hydraulic applications, welding, basic machining and mechanical maintenance theory and applications.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find entry level employment in automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment manufacturing and service, automation machine building and service, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food manufacturing, injection moulding, commercial sawmill industry, mining equipment manufacturing, hospital maintenance, retirement home and nursing home maintenance, educational institutional maintenance and most medium to large manufacturing facilities in Ontario. Students may be prepared to apply for work as a millwright apprentice, entry level maintenance mechanic or entry level facilities mechanic.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (C)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:


Mandatory courses

  • MATH 1018 - Introduction to Technical Mathematics (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1020 - Industrial Mechanical Applications (Semester 1 / 84 hours)
  • WETC 1000 - Manufacturing Trade Safety (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1001 - Blueprint Reading for the Trades (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1013 - Welding and Cutting Processes (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ELEC 1002 - Electrical Systems and Control (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • TDIE 1001 - Basic Machine Tool Application (Semester 2 / 112 hours)
  • TDIE 1013 - Basic Machine Tool Theory (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • TDIE 2000 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1015 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals (Semester 2 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)