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.
Program InformationLength: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices.
- 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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). In addition, the MTCU requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on-the-job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed.
What is Apprenticeship?For information on the apprenticeship system in Ontario, including how to register as an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship section of our website.
Tuition & FeesFees are set by MTCU 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 OpportunitiesMillwrights 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 TransferConestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Exemption TestingApprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp
|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.
- Apply all aspects of industrial safety.
- Identify, select and use measuring devices, hand tools and layout tools.
- Set-up and operate engine lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses and machine saws.
- Identify, select and use fastening techniques and wrenches.
- Identify and select different types of lubrication.
- Identify and select different types of ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals for heat treating and machining.
- Prepare material for fabrication and carry out erection procedures.
- Identify and use rigging equipment for the purpose of lifting, pulling and machine moving.
- Join metals using oxy-acetylene and electric arc.
- Solve and trade problems using related mathematics.
- Interpret and produce technical blueprints.
- Identify, select maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic components and systems
- Identify, select, maintain and troubleshoot pneumatic components and systems.
- Identify, select, install and maintain bearings and seals.
- Identify, select, install, align, and maintain shafting, couplings, clutches, brakes, drives.
- Identify and describe various types of Industrial pumps and valves.
- Identify, select and use levelling devices and measuring instruments for machine installation.
- Describe and Identify fans and blowers, and dust collection systems
- Install, repair and maintain various types of conveyors.
- Perform inspection and adjustment during machine start up and understand the importance of vibration anaysis.
- Identify and describe the basic principle of operation and prime movers.
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.