Industrial Mechanics make parts using various hand and machine tools. They perform welding and fabrication, installation of fluid power systems, pumps, valves and piping and possess basic electrical skills. They also perform machine repair and troubleshooting of industrial mechanical systems and material-handling equipment and have skills in the rigging of loads and crane operations. This program appeals to students who have a mechanical aptitude and enjoy hands-on work. They need to be organized and enjoy a challenge while working both independently and as part of a team.
- Small class sizes and a hands-on learning environment provide graduates with advanced Industrial knowledge and skills.
- Millwright shop exposes students to machining, alignment, hydraulics and pneumatics, electrical, precision measuring, pump stations, welding, pipe fitting, rigging, and more.
- Graduates enjoy very good employment prospects.
- St. Clair College is the first and only college to offer a course for Robot Repair and Maintenance. Students get to understand the mechanical side of robots including tearing them down, inspecting and rebuilding them back to working order.
Upon successful completion of this program, a graduate may be granted credit by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for 433A - levels 1 & 2 in the School of Industrial Millwright Mechanic Apprenticeship Training with approval from the employer.
Job opportunities are great for technicians to work in industrial and manufacturing environments in power generation, food processing and water/waste treatment plants. With a strong background in both theory and practice, graduates are well-prepared for positions as millwright apprentices.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U) is recommended
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Mechanical Engineering Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 51007)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical engineering projects.
- Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
- Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
- Contribute to the design and the analysis of mechanical components, processes and systems applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
- Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations to support the design and production of mechanical components.
- Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.