Gain the skills to become an industrial maintenance expert

In our millwright lab, you’ll learn to install, repair, and maintain complex machinery typically found in the mining, refining, forestry, and manufacturing sectors. You’ll gain hands-on experience working on industrial equipment, including rigging, hydraulics, and pump stations.

You’ll build upon your electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and computer-aided drafting skills while sharpening your troubleshooting and repair abilities. Our program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study where you’ll apply your skills in an actual work environment. Your diploma equates to the three levels of theory required for your Certificate of Qualification apprenticeship and prepares you for millwright jobs in a wide range of industrial operations. 

 Program highlights

  • The only onsite material handling loop in an Ontario College gives you experience installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industrial equipment 
  • Diploma equates to 3 levels of required theory towards your apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification 
  • Optional paid co-op to gain industry training  
  • Opportunity for select students to participate in the Ontario Skills Competition 

Program of study for 2023-24 Academic Year 

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
One General Education course. 2 3
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 General Education course. 2 3
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 2
WLD 2500 Welding & Fabrication 1 2
One General Education course. 2 3
 Total Credits87

 Course with lab component


For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

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

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities 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.