Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright

Tuition and Fees

Program Title: Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright
Credential Earned: Ontario College Certificate or Level 1 Apprenticeship upon completion of placement
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Program Status: WAITLISTED

Program Codes
NORT – T094 (PC) Timmins Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.


Program Description

Learn more about the co-op diploma apprenticeship option.

This program allows students to gain authentic experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of the complex industrial mechanical machinery in existing and new construction. As a millwright, you will be a team player, dealing with critical machinery that is vital to the operation of the plant. Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship programs provide a basis for you to:

  • Develop desirable work attitudes and a keen sense of responsibility, particularly with regard to personal safety.
  • Acquire sound theoretical training to meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex work environments.
  • Reinforce fundamental skills of the trade through exposure to practical applications.
  • Develop high standards of craftsmanship, problem solving skills and personal pride in your trade.

Pathways to Success
Graduates of this program may choose to stay an additional year to earn a diploma in Mechanical Technician – Industrial Millwright.
The full 2-year Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program is now available at Northern! The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program is offered on a “Thruway” basis and offers students five possible exit points:

Exit 1: Successful completion of Semester 2 earns the 1-year College Certificate
Exit 2: Successful completion of Semester 3 earns Level 1 Apprenticeship
Exit 3: Successful completion of Semester 4 earns Level 2 Apprenticeship
Exit 4: Successful completion of Semester 5 earns 2-year College Diploma
Exit 5: Successful completion of Semester 6 earns Level 3 Apprenticeship

If you successfully complete first and second year and both of the 16-week co-op placements you will graduate with your 2-year College Diploma and you will have completed all three levels of your Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities
Graduates may work the forestry, mining or construction industry as trainees or as apprentices. Upon completion of the co-ops, graduates may work as journey persons or millwrights in manufacturing or fabrication.

Contact Information
trades@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 11 Math (C, M, U)

Or equivalent.

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Semester 1
EL1120 Electrical and Electronics I
EN1592 Communication Fundamentals
GN1033 Health and Safety
MA1002 Mathematics and Precision Measurement I
MM1002 Millwright Machining I
MM1004 Technical Drawings I
MM3003 Industrial Indoctrination
WE1092 Welding I

Semester 2
EN1582 Applied Communications I
MA2022 Mathematics and Precision Measurement II
MM1246 Bearings, Seals and Lubrication
MM1251 Power Transmission Systems
MM1275 Millwright Machining II
MM2004 Technical Drawings II
WE2092 Welding II
HD2003 Fluid Power I
(T094B Co-op option only)

Semester 1
EL1120 Electrical and Electronics I
This course will develop the fundamentals of basic motor vehicle electrical and electronics systems, including the proper maintenance, cleaning and inspection procedures of those systems and components. Topics include basic electrical and electronic theory and introduction to lead acid batteries and electrical system diagrams.

EN1592 Communication Fundamentals
This course is developed to review and practice the fundamental conventions of standard English and develop independent learning skills.

GN1033 Health and Safety
This course is an introduction to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Topics include the Act and several related regulations. The student will also complete a valid WHMIS certification course during the semester.

MA1002 Mathematics and Precision Measurement I
The Mathematics & Precision Measurement I course for the Industrial Millwright Mechanic Techniques, Motive Power Fundamentals and the Heavy Equipment Techniques programs consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions. The course begins with an introduction to precision measurement tools and then moves on to a review of essential mathematical concepts required in a variety of trade-related practices and applications. Early concepts include a brief review of BEDMAS, averages, and estimation and then study units deal with fraction, decimal, and percent uses relevant to work carried out in the workplace. The semester ends with ratio and proportion concepts useful in solving problems associated with RPM calculations and gear train problems.

MM1002 Millwright Machining I
This course will develop the knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, alloys and non-metallic materials, thread systems for specific applications; select and install nuts, bolts, screws, dowels required to specifications, heat treat and stress relieve material if required.

MM1004 Technical Drawings I
The course will enable the student to interpret commonly used technical drawings, and familiarise them with information typically found in manufacturing manuals. It will enable them to determine specifications, and identify drawing symbols, as well as draw and sketch using orthographic, isometric and sectional views. There will be an introduction to schematic symbols and logic and flow diagrams to prepare them for later courses in electrical and fluid power.

MM3003 Industrial Indoctrination
This course will enable the student to protect self and others; comply with safety legislation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials information System (WHMIS); wear and maintain safety clothing and equipment; report all hazards; apply confined space safety procedures; apply machinery and equipment lock-out procedures; use correct body mechanics when lifting loads; communicate with fellow workers; report all accidents and respond to emergency situations.

WE1092 Welding I
Students will be introduced to the use of welding equipment, hazards, and to welding equipment safety.

Semester 2
EN1582 Applied Communications I
This course is required in the first semester of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic and Industrial Millwright trades programs at Northern College. The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to develop and enhance basic communication skills as required in the workplace. Students will also be required to use a computer to complete assignments and other course work.

MA2022 Mathematics and Precision Measurement II
The Mathematics course for the Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright, Motive Power Technician – Automotive Service and the Heavy Equipment Techniques consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions.

MM1246 Bearings, Seals and Lubrication
This course will enable the student to identify and apply bearing materials, fits and tolerances, fit and maintain plain, journal, sleeve, radial and axial bearings, install and maintain bearing housings, fit and maintain anti-friction axial, radial, ball, roller, needle, taper and spherical bearings, inspect and lubricate bearings, fit and maintain gasket, labyrinth, and mechanical seals, fit and maintain “0” ring and lip seals, select, install and remove packing, ensure that maintenance and installation procedures are to be prescribed standards.

MM1251 Power Transmission Systems
This course will enable the student to install and maintain power transmission systems, perform trade calculations on horsepower, torque, speed ratios, install and align belts, V- belts, and pulleys, chain drives and sprockets. They will install, align and perform maintenance functions on shafts, speed reducers, gears, brakes, clutches and drives. They will demonstrate the correct use of keys, splines and bushings, to ensure installation and maintenance to specifications.

MM1275 Millwright Machining II
This course will develop the theories and practices taught during MM1002 while furthering their knowledge on conventional machine tools such as engine lathes, drilling machines, saws, pedestal grinders and various hand tools. They will learn the parts, various operations, cutting tools and the relationship of speeds and feeds applied to milling machines. They will manufacture parts to specified tolerances which reflect field operations.

MM2004 Technical Drawings II
This is a “hands-on” course utilizing a microcomputer to perform computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD. Topics include drawing construction, scaling, editing, dimensioning, layering, entity controls and blocks with the objective of producing industry-standard drawings.

WE2092 Welding II
This course will develop various cutting and welding processes and build upon skills learned in Welding I.

HD2003 Fluid Power I
Students are introduced to hydraulic and pneumatic fundamentals, basic circuits, system components, graphic symbols, conductors and connectors, maintenance schedules as well as safety precautions and procedures specific to fluid power.

T094B Co-op option only
Students complete 16 week co-op placement and are granted Level 1 of apprenticeship.

Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB).
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Articulation Agreements – Universities

Program Degree at Receiving University
Civil Engineering Technology Athabasca (Alberta)
Electrical Engineering Technician Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mining Engineering Technician
  Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Civil Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum) or (Emergency Management) or (Environmental Studies) or (Electronics & Controls)
Electrical Engineering Technology
Welding Engineering Technology
Griffith (Australia)
Bachelor of Engineering
Laurentian (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering Technology Lakehead (Ontario)
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
McMaster (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technician University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Electrical Engineering Technology Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum)
Electronic Engineering Technician IOTI (Ireland)
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering
Environmental Technician – Water and Wastewater Operations Guelph (Ontario)
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Environmental Management
Western (Ontario)
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Mining Engineering Technician Queens (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.

Articulation Agreements – Colleges

Program Credential from Receiving College
Computer Engineering Technician Algonquin (Ontario)
Bachelor of Building Science
Sheridan (Ontario)
Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)
Construction Engineering Technician Algonquin (Ontario)
Bachelor of Building Science
Co-op Apprenticeships: Heavy Equipment Techniques, Mechanical Techniques-Industrial Millwright Cambrian (Ontario)
Technician Co-op Diploma
Mining Engineering Technician Cambrian (Ontario)
Mining Engineering Technology
Confederation (Ontario)
Mining Techniques
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.