Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Apprenticeship)

Program description

This 720-hour program, consisting of three 240-hour levels, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience. Completion of this program, confers the graduate an Ontario College Certificate titled Manufacturing Techniques - Millwright Apprenticeship.

Program details

Code: 0704
Delivery: Apprenticeship
Length: 720 hours
Start: Varies
Campus: Cambridge � Fountain Street
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program contacts


Academic school

Trades & Apprenticeship

Fees & payment

  • Fees are set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
  • Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional. For details, visit Orientation & support.
  • Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards & scholarships

Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants. Information and application forms for numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships are administered by Student Financial Services.

Many program-specific awards are administered by individual programs. Students should speak to their faculty or program coordinators about additional awards available in their program specific areas.

Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Drawings And Schematics I
DRWG1480

Description:

To develop in the apprentice, the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
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Electrical I
ELEC1090

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
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Workshop Practice I
MILL1300

Description:

This course will develop in 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. Also, skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade; as well as units of measurement used in the trade, and skill in the use of measuring devices.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
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Workshop Technology I
MILL1310

Description:

This course is to develop in the apprentice knowledge of the principles of cutting and the relationship between speeds and feeds during the various machining operations.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Machine Technology I
MILL1320

Description:

This course is to develop in the apprentice knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, basic heat treatment procedures, and knowledge and applications of fasteners. Also skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade; as well as types, properties and applications of lubricants.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
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Rigging & Hoisting
MILL1330

Description:

In this course the apprentice will develop their knowledge of correct lifting and hoisting procedures and the safe use of all equipment.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
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Welding I
WELD1090

Description:

This level I course will develop in the apprentice, knowledge and ability to set up and operate oxy-fuel and arc 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
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Level 2

Course Details

Drawings And Schematics II
DRWG2050

Description:

To develop in the apprentice 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
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Electrical II
ELEC2050

Description:

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; as well as perform diagnostic testing on and describe the application of electronic devices.

  • Hours: 16
  • Credits: 1
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Machine Technology II
MILL2060

Description:

In this course the student will develop knowledge of types, applications and maintenance of air compressors and ancillary equipment, as well as types, applications and maintenance of process pumps, valves, piping and ancillary equipment.

  • Hours: 40
  • Credits: 3
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Power Transmission
MILL2070

Description:

In this course the student will develop knowledge to identify, select and install the appropriate power transmission system and/or components for a specific application.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Workshop Practice II
MILL2080

Description:

In this course the student will develop knowledge of safety as it relates to milling machines and surface grinders, machine types, component parts, holding devices, accessories, cutting tools, and machining operations on the milling machine and surface grinder. The ability to select, install and maintain friction and rolling element bearings, static and dynamic seals.

  • Hours: 52
  • Credits: 4
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Welding & Fabrication II
WELD2000

Description:

This level 2 course will further develop knowledge and ability to setup and operate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick) welding equipment, safely and to specifications. The Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) processes will also be studied. Additional theory will review quality and defects, the effects of expansion and contraction on weldments, types of weld joints and welding symbols. This course is delivered with both theory and hands-on skills components. Demonstrations of other shop equipment will also be delivered.

  • Hours: 44
  • Credits: 3
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Level 3

Course Details

Electrical III
ELEC3090

Description:

To develop in the apprentice Millwright basic knowledge of electrical and electronic terminology, schematics and application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
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Fluid Power
MILL2050

Description:

To develop in the apprentice the basic principles and application of pneumatics and compressed air safety as it relates to pneumatic systems.- the ability to identify, select and install pipe systems and valves for specific applications.- the knowledge of the basic hydraulic principles and the ability to perform pertinent hydraulic calculations, install, maintain and troubleshoot components.

  • Hours: 81
  • Credits: 6
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Machine Technology III
MILL3000

Description:

In this course students will develop their knowledge of material handling systems and their operations, and the types, applications and maintenance procedures of prime movers. Ancillary equipment of prime movers will also be reviewed. The course will also cover the types, functions and applications of fans and blowers. A variety of maintenance models will be discussed, including their benefits and the procedures and equipment used.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
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Workshop Practice III
MILL3010

Description:

This course is designed to develop in the student, the knowledge and principles of applied mechanics and thermodynamics, as pertaining to the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. Students will also develop basic skills in the use of optical measuring equipment and knowledge of the principles of Machine Foundations.

  • Hours: 54
  • Credits: 4
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Welding And Fabrication III
WELD3190

Description:

This course will provide the student/apprentice with basic fabrication skills, using trade calculations, hand tools and common fabrication shop machines while producing projects from shop drawings.

  • Hours: 33
  • Credits: 2
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Program outcomes

  1. Conduct predictive and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical systems and industrial processes to prevent costly mechanical failure
  2. Analyze and solve routine technical problems through the application of electrical, mechanical, and quality control procedures
  3. Follow safe working procedures including the proper use of personal protective equipment to ensure a safe working environment
  4. Apply knowledge of manufacturing materials, operations, and processes to produce components and maintain a high level of efficiency in manufacturing
  5. Work responsibly and effectively in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures to prevent breakdowns
  6. Interpret schematics and other technical documents to distinguish the manufacturing process, assembly of components, and specification of manufacturing tolerance.
  7. Measure, inspect, report on, and make recommendations for maintenance and machine refurbishment as part of the stakeholder quality systems and quality assurance program
  8. Compile detailed and accurate documentation of all maintenance to have complete records
  9. Analyze and problem solve to determine the root cause of machine failure, maintain effective functioning, and improve efficiency of operations

Program handbook

Program handbook

Graduate opportunities

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics (NOC 7311) install, maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. This unit group includes industrial textile machinery mechanics and repairers. Construction millwrights are employed by millwrighting contractors. Millwrights are employed in most industries in Canada: oil and gas, mining, automation and robotics, hospitals, food industries, and manufacturing.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home


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