1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 5082


Machines make our lives easier, but only if they’re working. And that’s where you come in.

The Mechanical Techniques - Industrial Maintenance (Millwright) program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the millwright trade. This program allows you to develop the skills, knowledge, and theory of machine fabrication and installation and the repair and maintenance of industrial machinery. Graduates of this program can pursue an apprenticeship or continue further education in the trade.

Gain the hands-on experience needed to succeed in your career alongside industry-trained instructors. And do it all in our amazing labs using modern equipment that you`ll find in the workplace.

When you complete the program, you`ll have the essential skills in:

  • Drafting and blueprint reading
  • Precision measuring
  • Installing and troubleshooting systems
  • Welding
  • Rigging and hoisting

Industrial mechanics (millwrights) are in-demand in manufacturing plants, with utilities, and other industrial organizations that maintain, repair, and install equipment.

If you love to keep things running smoothly, you`ll find it here at Sault College.


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 certificate program, you can work in entry-level positions in a broad range of employment settings in the manufacturing industry, in both large and small organizations. Industrial mechanics/millwrights work in manufacturing plants, utilities, and other industrial organizations maintaining, repairing and installing equipment.

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.

Industrial Mechanic/Millwrights perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings.
  • Install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices.
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions.
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts.
  • Operate machine tools such as lathes andmilling machinesto fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery.
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery.
  • Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding 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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