2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
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.

Become essential to the steel, mining, green energy industries and more!

Through this program, learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in your career:

• Prepare conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings and specifications
• Carry out mechanical tests and analysis of machines, components and materials
• Help with the design of material handling, drives and maintenance equipment for use in manufacturing processes
• Assist in the inspection of mechanical installations and conduction projects
• Participate in the installation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment

The real you has a future that’s hands-on. And you will find it here!

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.

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 2023-2024 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


September and January intakes are available for this program. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for further information.

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