Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

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.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters

  • Upon successful completion of our program, your diploma equates to the three levels of theory required towards your apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification.
  • 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, rigging, hydraulics, 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.

Optional Paid Co-op

Our program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study. During this work-integrated learning experience, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, giving you industry training that you can showcase to potential employers when you graduate.

You will be required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help you develop an industry-specific resume and effective interviewing skills. Cambrian’s Career Centre will support you through this process and will also help you to source and apply for placement opportunities.

International students: Study permits prohibit international students from participating in optional co-ops. However, if you are an international student and are interested in work-integrated learning opportunities, visit Cambrian’s Career Centre to discuss available options with a career advisor. Opportunities may include volunteer positions or part-time or full-time jobs during academic breaks and/or during the academic year.

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

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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2025


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

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

Winter Term Start

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

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

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.


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 are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Hydro/nuclear installations

  • Mining operations

  • Forestry operations

  • Manufacturing industry

  • Steel industry

  • Printing industry

  • Pharmaceutical industry

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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.