A machine can do many amazing things, but it can’t take care of itself. This program allows students to develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures including the installation, service, repair and overhaul of industrial machinery. Graduates are exempt from the in-school requirements for IMM 433A apprenticeship training. Graduates will meet the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights training requirement.
This program will prepare you to become a maintenance mechanic or technician by exposing you to the manufacturing, production and maintenance needs of several different industries. You will develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures with an emphasis on the installation, service, repair and overhaul of industrial machinery.
Successful completion of this program will enable you to:
Work safely while performing maintenance functions in manufacturing or processing environments.
Select, align and install a variety of mechanical power transmission components.
Build pneumatic and hydraulic circuits following a schematic.
Use precision measuring tools.
Troubleshoot equipment and operate common machine tools (drills, mills, lathes and grinders) to repair or remake machine components.
Inspect and repair centrifugal pumps and valves.
Plan and safely perform rigging and hoisting operations.
Join metals using oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding techniques.
Read and interpret mechanical, electrical and fluid power prints and schematics.
Use applied math to perform a variety of trade-related calculations.
Design and interpret a conventional electrical relay ladder logic control diagram at a beginner’s proficiency level.
Design and interpret a programmable logic control diagram using offline programming techniques at a beginner’s proficiency level.
Explain the operation of AC/DC motor control systems.
Wire up and test elementary circuits using the various devices described above.
Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.
Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 905.721.3126. Please refer to Admission Processes for more details regarding highly competitive programs.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
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WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Apprenticeship as an industrial or construction mechanic millwright
Elevator device mechanic apprentice
Entry-level position as a machine builder
Inside or outside salesperson for mechanical or fluid power transmission distributor
Theme park and tourist facility mechanic
Transportation equipment manufacturer
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Construction millwright industry
Millwright contracting companies
Food and pharmaceutical industries (plant maintenance/millwright)
Power generating companies
Nuclear industry (mechanical maintainer)
Renewable energy (wind and solar millwright companies)
Program Transfer, Degree Completion and Additional Credentials
Graduates may acquire credit transfer toward the Mechanical Technician – Millwright diploma. Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree
Co-operative education (co-op)
The best way to succeed in your field is to immerse yourself in it. Students will be invited to apply to the co-op option during their first year and entrance is competitive. Qualifying students will be eligible to complete a four-month, paid work term.