Students are registered as millwright apprentices at the beginning of the program to a consortium of local employers and will complete post-secondary trade specific training.
This program will provide students with a foundation of basic mechanical skills, plus training at the apprenticeship level in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) trade as well as other related essential skills. The program includes post-secondary theoretical knowledge and significant practical training for skills development with regard to the installation, maintenance, repairing and troubleshooting heavy industrial and plant equipment. In addition to the core millwrighting skills, graduates will also receive training in Mathematics, Communications, Computer Applications, CAD and Career Development.
Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2013 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street) Start: September First-Year Capacity: 48 Tuition: Please refer to Program Fee Chart for information *Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. *Recreation/Athletics, Graduation/Alumni, Insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies are additional. *Apprenticeship classroom fees, apprenticeship registration fees and related costs are additional
Solve routine technical problems related to shop environments using a variety of systematic approaches.
Interpret and produce basic graphics and other standard technical documents necessary for the routine installation, maintenance, repair, and manufacture of components.
Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures to ensure safety of self and others.
Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
Use shop tools and equipment for basic installation, manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications.
Work responsibly and effectively within a shop environment in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
Identify, describe and perform diagnostic testing on various electrical and electronic components, circuits and devices.
Follow appropriate safety instructions and procedures to perform millwrighting functions by the identification, selection, installation and maintenance of the following parts
and components - metals, standard machine tools, fasteners, lubricants, cutting and non-cutting tools, transmission system components, industrial pumps, valves and piping, bearings and seals, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
Identify and use rigging equipment for the purpose of moving machines.
Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
Set up and operate oxy-fuel, SMAW and GMAW welding equipment to safely weld, braze, solder and cut to specifications
Solve millwrighting problems through the understanding and use of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and the fundamentals of the International System of Units involving tapers, bevels, V-slots and distances between holes.
Produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment using CAD.
Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op and Career Services webpage for more details.
The college cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Co-op Office.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or GED, or equivalent.
Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270).
Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades & Apprenticeships (MATH1420).
English and/or mathematics testing may be required.
An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C course used in the calculation of academic strength.
Twenty (20) additional marks are added to each post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength. Please note: Beginning with the application cycle for fall 2014, post-secondary courses used in the calculation of academic strength will receive a bonus of ten (10) marks.
A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
Applicants are strongly advised to attend a Program Information Session to confirm program choice.
For program information call the Information Centre for details at 519-748-5220 ext. 3656.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues. Hours: 16 Credits: 1 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: Recommended: The course content is based on the assumption that students can demonstrate competency in the use of the English language.
NOTE: This course does not qualify for a General Education exemption.
This level-one course is designed to introduce students to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters and memoranda in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give an oral presentation. Hours: 45 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This course will introduce students to the use of operating systems and file management, word processing and spreadsheet software programs in order to produce technical documents. The use of search tools for accessing information and online communication will also be studied. Hours: 45 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This course introduces the student to Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students will be required to produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment. Hours: 45 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives. Hours: 45 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This course, when successfully completed, will provide an understanding of terminology, basic concepts and applications of fractions, ratio, proportion, percent, unit conversion, pre-algebra, and basic algebra in solving technical problems pertaining to Millwrighting. The fundamentals of International System of Units (SI) will be discussed to assist students in developing a functional knowledge of the metric system. Perform occupational calculations in the imperial and metric systems to solve technical problems pertaining to Millwrighting. Hours: 45 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop the Apprentice knowledge of: Safety legislation, lock-out and isolation procedures, protective clothing and equipment, confined space procedures, housekeeping rules, fire, electrical and chemical hazards. *skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade. *units of measurement used in the trade, and the skill in the use of measuring devices. Hours: 60 Credits: 4 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop in the apprentice Millwright the ability to effectively use manufacturers manuals to aid in the building, rebuilding and maintenance of equipment. Also, to develop the ability to sketch and draw machine components using a variety of drawing methods. Hours: 32 Credits: 2 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This course introduces the student to the basic knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, electrical components and circuits, electrical safety and application. Hours: 16 Credits: 1 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: Intermediate Electrical ? Electric and Electronic Devices This course introduces the student to the basic knowledge of electric and electronic devices: · such as fuses, circuit breakers, lock outs and shut off procedures · perform diagnostic testing on and describe the application of electronic devices Hours: 16 Credits: 1 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop in the apprentice knowledge of: · the principles of cutting and the relationship between speeds and feeds during the various machining operations · safety legislation, lock-out and isolation procedures, protective clothing and equipment, confined space procedures, housekeeping rules, fir, electrical and chemical hazards. · skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade · use of layout tooling use in the trade · units of measurement used in the trade, and skill in the use of measuring devices Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop in the apprentice knowledge:
· of the function, component parts, holding devices, accessories, cutting tools, and machining operations on the milling machine. · to select, install and maintain friction and rolling element bearings, and static and dynamic seals. · to be able to interpret ISO charts and bearing catalogues. Hours: 52 Credits: 4 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop in the apprentice knowledge of: · the principles of cutting and the relationship between speeds and feeds during the various machining operations. · skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade. · units of measurement used in the trade, and skill in the use of measuring devices. · safe operation of metal cutting machines, lathe, drilling machines, grinders and power saws. Hours: 56 Credits: 4 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop in the apprentice knowledge of: · Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, basic heat treatment procedures and knowledge and applications of fasteners. · Types, properties and applications of lubricants. · Identify and select various fasteners used in the trade Hours: 32 Credits: 2 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: To develop in the apprentice knowledge to identify, select and install the appropriate power transmission system and/or components for a specific application. Hours: 56 Credits: 4 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This level I course will develop in the apprentice, knowledge and ability to setup and operate oxy-fuel and stick welding equipment to weld, braze, solder and cut safely, and to specifications. The course is delivered as 25% theory and 75% hands-on skills training using the Oxy-Fuel Gas (OFW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or ?stick?) processes. Hours: 32 Credits: 2 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This level 2 course will further develop knowledge and ability to setup and operate welding equipment safely, and to specifications. Additional theory will review weld quality and defects, the effect of expansion/contraction on weldments and types of weld joints and welding symbols. The course is delivered as 25% theory and 75% hands-on skills training using the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or ?MIG?), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or ?stick?) processes, and will also include shop demonstrations of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or ?TIC?), and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes. Hours: 44 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in their trade under the direct supervision of the tradespeople in the workplace. This course will increase the students understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Hours: 560 Credits: 19 Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 CoRequisites:
Graduates may choose to enter the workforce and can continue into Level 3 of their millwright apprenticeship training or they may resume their studies in a Mechanical Technician college program with advanced standing. Other career opportunities in the industrial sector include drafting, precision machining, electrical and machine operation.
100% of 2010-2011 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities see the Government of Canada web site: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website: http://osap.gov.on.ca. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
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The College appoints Program Advisory Consortia members for apprenticeship programs. The committee acts as a sponsor group to register student apprentices in some of the programs they oversee. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Consortia.
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