Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Apprenticeship)
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2020 / 2021
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThis 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. Upon completion, this program, confers the graduate an Ontario College Certificate titled Manufacturing Techniques - Millwright Apprenticeship.
Program InformationLength: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, mature student status
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email Kitchener.Apprenticeship@ontario.ca.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) In addition, the MLTSD requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on-the-job.
Tuition & FeesFees are set by MLTSD as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Graduate OpportunitiesConstruction 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
Pathways & Credit TransferFor more information regarding Pathways, Credit Transfer or if you're interested in pursuing a related post-secondary program email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exemption TestingExemption tests may be available to challenge for individual Levels. Please contact the Test Centre https://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/#apprenticeship-exemption-test-details.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|DRWG1480||Drawings And Schematics I
Description: To develop in the apprentice, the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
Description: This course introduces the student to the basic knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, electrical components and circuits, electrical safety and application.
|MILL1300||Workshop Practice I
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.
|MILL1310||Workshop Technology I
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.
|MILL1320||Machine Technology I
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.
|MILL1330||Rigging & Hoisting
Description: To develop in the apprentice, the knowledge of correct lifting and hoisting procedures and the safe use of all equipment
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.
|DRWG2050||Drawings And Schematics II
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.
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.
|MILL2060||Machine Technology II
Description: To develop knowledge in: 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.
Description: Develop knowledge to identify, select and install the appropriate power transmission system and/or components for a specific application
|MILL2080||Workshop Practice II
Description: To 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.
|WELD2000||Welding & Fabrication II
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.
Description: To develop in the apprentice Millwright basic knowledge of electrical and electronic terminology, schematics and application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
Description: To develop in the apprentice the basic principles and application of pneumatics and compressed air safety as it relates to pneumatic systems.
|MILL3000||Machine Technology III
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.
|MILL3010||Workshop Practice III
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.
|WELD3190||Welding And Fabrication III
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.
- Conduct predictive and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical systems and industrial processes to prevent costly mechanical failure
- Analyze and solve routine technical problems through the application of electrical, mechanical, and quality control procedures
- Follow safe working procedures including the proper use of personal protective equipment to ensure a safe working environment
- Apply knowledge of manufacturing materials, operations, and processes to produce components and maintain a high level of efficiency in manufacturing
- Work responsibly and effectively in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures to prevent breakdowns
- Interpret schematics and other technical documents to distinguish the manufacturing process, assembly of components, and specification of manufacturing tolerance.
- Measure, inspect, report on, and make recommendations for maintenance and machine refurbishment as part of the stakeholder quality systems and quality assurance program
- Compile detailed and accurate documentation of all maintenance to have complete records
- Analyze and problem solve to determine the root cause of machine failure, maintain effective functioning, and improve efficiency of operations
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.
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