2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024, Jan 2025
Program Code: 4039


Do you love to build things, fix things and find ways to make things work? If so, there’s an in-demand career waiting for you.

The Mechanical Engineering Technician – Manufacturing program prepares you for a rewarding career providing technical support in the development, maintenance, and testing of modern manufacturing equipment.

Through this program, you`ll learn the skills needed to succeed in your career in steel, mining, green energy industries and more, including:

  • Preparing conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings and specifications
  • Carrying out mechanical tests and analysis of machines, components, and materials
  • Helping with the design of material handling, drives, and maintenance equipment for use in manufacturing processes
  • Assisting in the inspection of mechanical installations and conduction projects
  • Participating in the installation, repair, and maintenance of machinery and equipment
Students in this program will graduate with an Ontario College Diploma along with their Millwright Apprenticeship levels 1, 2, and 3.
September and January intakes are available for this program. Contact the Registrar`s office for more information.


Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, and Grade 12 Foundations for College Math (C) MAP4C, or equivalent, or mature student status. Missing any requirements? Get them for free from Academic Upgrading.

Career Path

As a graduate of this two-year program, you may work in a broad range of facilities associated with industries such as steel, mining, pulp and paper, lumber, automotive, food processing and others. You may also pursue further education or apprenticeship training. If you wish to pursue an apprenticeship, you should contact the local office of the Ministry of Colleges & Universities, Apprenticeship Branch at 705.945.6815.

Mechanical engineering technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist in preparing conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings and specifications.
  • Carry out a limited range of mechanical tests and analyses of machines, components and materials.
  • Assist in the design of moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes.
  • Assist in inspection of mechanical installations and construction projects.
  • Participate in the installation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Donovan Kennedy, (705) 759-2554 ext 2581, donovan.kennedy@saultcollege.ca

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