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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Gain the skills and ability to diagnose, install, and maintain plant machinery in a safe and systematic manner, with a high degree of efficiency.

In the College's millwright shop, you will gain hands-on experience working on industrial equipment as you learn to install, repair, and maintain complex industrial mechanical machinery in existing and new operations. In second year, you will build upon your electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and computer-aided drafting skills while increasing your skills in troubleshooting and repairing industry equipment.

Take advantage of the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship option, and you'll complete all in-school apprenticeship requirements by the time you graduate – making you job-ready for the many opportunities in every industry from aerospace to food manufacturing to mining.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters

  • Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship option

  • Unique material handling loop gives you experience installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industrial equipment typically found in the mining, refining, forestry, and manufacturing sectors

  • Millwright shop includes alignment, machining, precision measuring, and pump stations

4D Learning Opportunities

Ontario Technological Skills Competition – there are opportunities for select Cambrian Millwright students to compete in this provincial competition against other college students and apprentices.

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma and apprenticeship training. The placement for this program is an optional co-op and is not required for you to graduate. You can choose to complete your postsecondary program and graduate with a certificate or diploma without participating in the co-op option. However, if you choose, and qualify, to participate in this optional Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program, you may become a registered apprentice sponsored by your co-op employer. Through your participation in this program, you will have the opportunity to participate in paid co-op placements while earning a college certificate or diploma. Your academic curriculum, which enables you to receive Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 Trade School completion from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development after each successful year of schooling, will be enhanced by the experiences from your co-op placements.

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Skills and Trades Training

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Semester 1Credits
IMM 1116Tools, Materials Fasteners 13
IMM 1151Industrial Indoctrination Safety 1
IMM 1156Technical Drawing Schematics 4
IMM 1160Precision Measuring Equipment 2
IMM 1177Millwright Machining I 13
IMM 2411Rigging and Hoist 14
WLD 1100Welding I 12
ENG 1002College Communications 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 2
IMM 1246Bearing Seals Lubrication 15
IMM 1251Power Transmission Systems 15
IMM 1265Electric Electronic Controls I 12
IMM 1275Millwright Machining II 12
IMM 2580Technical Drawings Schematics II 2
WLD 1200Welding II 12
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Personal Finance 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 3
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
IMM 1255Material Handling System 14
IMM 2440Machine Installation 14
IMM 2450Fluid Power I 12
IMM 2460Electrical Electronic Controls II 12
IMM 2475Millwright Machining III 12
WLD 2400Welding III 12
The following General Education course:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 4
CAD 1100Computer-Aided Drafting I 2
IMM 2446Pumps, Valves Piping 15
IMM 2537Proact. Prevent. Predictive Maint 12
IMM 2550Set-up and Use Machine Tools IV 12
IMM 2556Fluid Power II 13
IMM 2570Industrial Automated Control 12
IMM 2575Prime Movers and Machinery 12
WLD 2500Welding Fabrication 12
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Cybernation 3
Personal Finance 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 23
 Total Credits: 87


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $2000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in:

  • Hydro/nuclear installations

  • Mining operations

  • Forestry operations

  • Manufacturing industry

  • Steel industry

  • Printing industry

  • Pharmaceutical industry

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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