Certificate in Mechanical Techniques
Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
CAD 16,337 / per year *
Earliest start date
* additional program costs: $1,470 year one
Get a well-rounded set of mechanical skills that prepare you for a career in maintenance or manufacturing and give you an edge when seeking a competitive apprenticeship.
Completing these industry-recognized credentials enables students to highlight that they have the in-demand skills employers are seeking.
- Hands-on shop work includes welding, machining and maintenance procedures.
- Use the latest in laser alignment technology.
- Explore design using AutoCAD and the interpretation of engineering drawings.
- Earn experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting.
- Use leading-edge simulation software to design and demonstrate hydraulic circuits and electrical circuits.
- The positive learning environment includes well-lit, roomy labs with brand-new lathes and milling machines.
- You could apprentice as an industrial mechanic (millwright), machinist, metal fabricator, welder or electrician among other trades.
- Loyalist’s program uses many of the same curriculum standards as apprenticeship training for industrial mechanics (millwrights).
- Graduates are entitled to write the provincial test for an exemption from Level I of the in-school portion of the Industrial Mechanics apprenticeship.
- Candidates who pass the exam don’t need to leave the workplace to attend school – making them more valuable to employers.
- Graduates may continue into year two of the Manufacturing Engineering Technician program and complete a diploma in one additional year (with bridging courses).
Outstanding Faculty Make the Difference
- Learn in well-equipped labs with knowledgeable and dedicated faculty.
- Professors have wide-ranging industry experience in machine shops, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food processing, water bottling, uranium processing and millwright contracting environments.
- The program coordinator is a Red Seal Industrial Millwright.
- Teachers have a vast network of industry contacts to help connect students with jobs.
Is It for You?
This program is well suited to people who:
- Like to design and create
- Want to know how things work
- Enjoy working with their hands
- Are drawn to repair anything mechanical or electrical
Students in Mechanical Techniques complete the first two semesters to earn their certificate. Upon graduation, students may enter into year two of the Manufacturing Engineering Technician diploma (see courses below).
First Year - Semester One
- Blueprint Reading 1
- Computer Applications
- Fluid Power 1
- Machine Maintenance 1
- Machine Tools 1
- Occupational Health & Safety 1
- Technical Math 1
- Welding 1
First Year - Semester Two
- Blueprint Reading & CAD 2
- Electrical Fundamentals
- Fluid Power 2
- Machine Maintenance 2
- Machine Tools 2
- Technical Math
- Welding 2
- General Education Elective
Program Tuition Fee
Find your career
Graduates are prepared to plan and supervise maintenance work in industries of all kinds.
- You could work as an industrial mechanic, welder or manufacturing senior maintenance technician, and assist in basic electrical troubleshooting.
- Pursue a trades apprenticeship.
Our Grads Get Great Jobs
- Foreman, CN Rail
- Engineering Technician, Metso Minerals
- Operations Technician, Procter & Gamble
- Hydraulics Technician, Multi-Flow FluidPower Inc.
- Operations Technician, Kellogg’s Canada
- Machinist, Kennametal Stellite Group