Mechanical Techniques - Industrial Millwright
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2020 / 2021
Students in this program must bring a mobile device that meets the minimum required specifications.
About the ProgramThis program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in the manufacturing industry in the area of mechanical repairs and maintenance. It creates exciting hands-on and theoretical learning for the students to acquire technical skills, knowledge and attitudes fundamental to successful employment in the manufacturing industry. The program supports the acquisition of strong trade-related skills including technical documentation and AutoCAD, advanced health and safety, as well as the foundational technical skills needed for maintenance operations. This program covers all the learning outcomes for Levels 1 and 2 of the related apprenticeship program in Ontario. A graduate of this program may not be required to complete the in-school apprenticeship training or take an exemption exam for Levels 1 and 2 should they choose to pursue an industrial mechanic millwright apprenticeship.
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Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2020 - Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
First-Year Capacity: 48
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details).
- 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) minimum 60%
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
- 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, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum academic requirements apply: 60% academic strength with a minimum applied mathematics of 60%.
- Students in this program are required to bring mobile devices that meet minimum specified requirements.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved footwear (Omega symbol recommended), safety glasses, and specified hand tools. The College provides all other tools required.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Mechanical Techniques - Industrial Millwright - Program # 1385
|Description||Fall 2020||Winter 2021|
|Full-time Program Tuition||$1348.00||$1348.00|
|Graduation/Alumni Services Fee||$20.95||$28.45|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$142.75||$142.75|
|Capital Development Fee||$77.08||$77.08|
|CSI Association Fee||$84.50||$110.00|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$295.00||$0.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$12.75||$12.75|
|CSI Legal Protection (optional)||$30.00||$0.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional)||$15.00||$30.00|
|CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional)||$3.50||$4.00|
|Academic Support Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Academic Support Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|Health and Wellness Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Health and Wellness Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|Career Services Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|CSI Career Services Fee||$0.00||$0.00|
|Sustainability Fee (optional)||$5.00||$5.00|
|CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fees (optional)||$0.00||$65.00|
International fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
Financial AssistanceThe 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. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates of this program may hold positions such as industrial millwright apprentices and work in industrial or construction-related settings.
On average, 100% of graduates from the last three years (2017 to 2019) found employment within six months of graduation.
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.
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. 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. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
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.
Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
|DRWG1590||Blueprints - Millwright I
Description: This course will develop in the student the ability to draw, sketch, read, and interpret engineering drawings and schematics. This course sets the foundation for the use of drawings and schematics in trade related activities, and includes the basics of reading and interpreting engineering, machine, and component drawings and symbols. Students begin practicing the drawing or sketching of assembly and component parts and reading and interpreting schematics and diagrams
Description: This course introduces the student to the basics of electrical and electronic theory, electrical components and circuits, and the application of safety procedures. This knowledge will support the development of installation, maintenance and troubleshooting skills specific in the trade. Knowledge acquired in this course, such as Ohm's law, concepts of electrical safety, etc., and applied skills such as the selection and utilization of various electrical instruments contribute to effective diagnostic testing of systems and components as a part of maintenance and repair activities.
|MATH1510||Applied Technical Mathematics I
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.
|MILL1500||Millwright Trade Theory I
Description: This course covers the theory content of the Level 1 millwright apprenticeship program. The student will learn the principles of cutting, the relationship between speeds and feeds during the various machining operations, safety legislation, lock-out and isolation procedures, protective clothing and equipment, housekeeping rules, fire, electrical and chemical hazards, skill in the selection and care of cutting and non-cutting tools, safety procedures and applications for various metal cutting machines, lathes, drilling machines, grinders and power saws. The student will also understand layout and measuring devices as well as gain knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, basic heat treatment procedures and the application of fasteners. The properties of various lubricants, lifting and hoisting procedures and the safety of all rigging equipment are also covered in the course.
|MILL1510||Millwright Trade Practice I
Description: Through hands-on applications in the millwright shop, this course enables the student to develop the skills necessary in all areas covered in the theory course. These areas include, machining operations, the selection, safe use and care of cutting and non-cutting tools, use of layout and measuring devices, safety operation and applications for various metal cutting machines, lathes, drilling machines, grinders and power saws. The student will also perform basic heat treatment procedures, lifting and hoisting procedures, use rigging equipment and apply lubricants.
|OHS1320||Safety in the Workplace
Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of general Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while employed. As well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their employers.
Description: This level 1 course will develop knowledge and ability to set-up and operate oxy-fuel and arc welding equipment to, where applicable, weld, braze, solder and cut, safely and to specifications. This course is delivered with both theory and hands-on skills components. Demonstrations of other shop equipment will also be delivered.
Description: This course prepares students to conduct an effective job search. Students will explore labour market trends to uncover the hidden job market. Students will learn to identify their transferable skills and market them effectively. They will create targeted resumes and cover letters aimed at employers in their field. Students will learn strategies to communicate their skills effectively in an interview. They will explore the skills, attitudes and expectations needed to successfully transition into the workplace. Throughout the duration of this course, a personalized job search plan will be created to support their future career goals.
|COMM1085||College Reading & Writing Skills
Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
|DRWG1685||Generic CAD (2D)
Description: This course introduces the student to the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) as applied in the millwright trade. Students will be required to produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment. The knowledge and skills gained in this course enhances the learner's ability to troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by increasing the ability to visualize parts and components spatially. Working with the software, students create fully dimensioned orthographic and isometric drawings of mechanical components.
|DRWG1810||Blueprints - Millwright II
Description: This course is designed to develop in students the skills necessary to properly interpret manufacturers' manuals, helping to build, rebuild and maintain equipment. After completing the course, students will also be able to sketch and draw machine components using a variety of drawing methods. Students will learn to use reports and technical and manufacturers' manuals when overhauling machinery and updating equipment, in accordance with industry standards and company policy.
Description: Building on the fundamentals from the first electrical course, this course explores the application of electrical and electronic theory to trouble shooting, removal and resetting of various electrical and electronic devices such as fuses and circuit breakers, as well as other electronic devices used in control systems s. It also develops in students the ability to perform diagnostic testing on equipment and shut off and lock down procedures. These skills are going to be applied by graduates for the installation, maintenance and repair activity of mechanical components specific to the trade
|FPLT1120||Field Placement (Mechanical Tech)
Description: This Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) experience combines hands-on, field-specific and academically-relevant instruction and workplace experience with work-ready skills, such as communication, problem solving and teamwork, to enhance employment readiness and long-term career success. This WIL experience includes 14 hours of online preparation and reflection, as well as 49 hours in a formal work environment at an industry partner's facility. Students will participate in onsite orientation, health and safety training, as well as one-to-one partnering with a licensed journeyperson at the industry partner's facility.
|MILL1520||Millwright Trade Theory II
Description: This course covers the theory content of the Level 2 millwright apprenticeship program. The student will develop knowledge of the function, component parts, holding devices, accessories, cutting tools, and machining operations on milling machines. Other topics covered include, selecting, installing and maintaining friction and rolling element bearings and power transmission systems, static and dynamic seals, interpreting ISO charts and bearings, air compressors, process pumps, valves and piping.
|MILL1535||Millwright Trade Practice II
Description: After completing this course, the student will develop skills in the safe operation of milling machines and surface grinders, including the use of different machine types, component parts, holding devices, accessories and cutting tools. Students will also develop the ability to select, install and maintain friction and rolling element bearings, static and dynamic seals, and the skills to identify, select and install the appropriate power transmission system and/or components for a specific application.
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.
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Support sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Identify, select, install and maintain metals, standard machine tools, fasteners, lubricants, cutting and non-cutting tools, transmission system components, industrial pumps, valves and piping, bearings and seals.
- Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
- Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
- Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.
- Use computer applications (e.g. AutoCAD) to produce graphics, two dimensional drawings and other standard technical documents necessary for the installation, maintenance, repair, and manufacture of components and industrial equipment.
- Describe and safely use rigging equipment for the purpose of moving industrial machines.
- Identify, describe and perform diagnostic testing on various electrical and electronic components, circuits and devices.
- Where applicable, safely weld, braze, solder and cut to specifications.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
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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.
|SEP, 2020||Cambridge - Fountain||Open|
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