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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

Gain the skills to be an industrial jack-of-all-trades with the ability to diagnose, install, and maintain plant machinery in a systematic manner and 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 precision 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 – Each year, select Cambrian Millwright students 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 program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training. For further information, please contact the Coordinators, Cooperative Placements at 705-566-8101, ext 7564 or 7707.

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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


Fall Term Start

Winter Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Every academic year, students are required to successfully complete an online Student Safety Regulations and General Safety Standards course.  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

 Course with lab component

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 for the 2016-2017 Academic year is approximately $2000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in:

  • Hydro/nuclear installations

  • Mining 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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