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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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How to Apply

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:

Winter Term Start

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

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Summer 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
IMM 1116 Tools, Materials & Fasteners 1 3
IMM 1151 Industrial Indoctrination & Safety 1
IMM 1156 Technical Drawing & Schematics 4
IMM 1160 Precision Measuring Equipment 2
IMM 1177 Millwright Machining I 1 3
IMM 2411 Rigging and Hoist 1 4
WLD 1100 Welding I 1 2
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
Semester 2
IMM 1246 Bearing Seals & Lubrication 1 5
IMM 1251 Power Transmission Systems 1 5
IMM 1265 Electric & Electronic Controls I 1 2
IMM 1275 Millwright Machining II 1 2
IMM 2580 Technical Drawings & Schematics II 2
WLD 1200 Welding II 1 2
The following General Education course: 3
Personal Finance  
Semester 3
ENG 1780 Applied Communication II 2
IMM 1255 Material Handling System 1 4
IMM 2440 Machine Installation 1 4
IMM 2450 Fluid Power I 1 2
IMM 2460 Electrical & Electronic Controls II 1 2
IMM 2475 Millwright Machining III 1 2
WLD 2400 Welding III 1 2
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Rock Music, Culture & Technology  
Psychology of Evil  
Issues and Ethics in Science  
Negotiation & Labour Relations  
Semester 4
CAD 1100 Computer-Aided Drafting I 2
IMM 2446 Pumps, Valves & Piping 1 5
IMM 2537 Proact. Prevent. & Predictive Maint 1 2
IMM 2550 Set-up and Use Machine Tools IV 1 2
IMM 2556 Fluid Power II 1 3
IMM 2570 Industrial Automated Control 1 2
IMM 2575 Prime Movers and Machinery 1 2
WLD 2500 Welding & Fabrication 1 2
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Personal Finance  
Rock Music, Culture & Technology  
Psychology of Evil  
Issues and Ethics in Science  
 Total Credits87


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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