Industrial Mechanics

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Heavy industry types all have a millwright on speed dial. If you’re ready to answer the call, our Industrial Mechanic program is for you. We introduce you to metal processing, basic welding and cutting, sheet metal work, machine shop practices, maintenance and troubleshooting. You will progress from simple hand and machine processes to more exacting operations such as machining, fitting and reassembly. The trade theory and practical work of this program are supported by instruction in trade-related mathematics, physics, communications, blueprint reading, shop safety and basic metallurgy.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    The program curriculum covers all of the Industrial Mechanic/Millwright block 1 & 2 material and prepares the student for employment as a block 1 Industrial Mechanic/Millwright apprentice. Graduates may be employed in the construction sector, power generating stations, sawmills, mining operations, food processing plants, various manufacturing facilities and other mechanized industries.

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    NOC Codes

    7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

    What you will learn

    • Computer Skills
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Machining
    • Shop Practices
    • Welding
    • Communications
    • Physics
    • Bearings, Lubricants and Seals
    • Couplings and Clutches
    • Power Transmission
    • Workplace Safety
    • Work Attachment

    Specific Considerations

    The nature of this occupation requires the physical strength and agility necessary for work on heavy industrial equipment.

    External Certifications

    Industrial Mechanics graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

    Institution: Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
    External Certification: Industrial Mechanics
    Information: Upon successful progress through the apprenticeship program they may write Block 1 of the Certificate of Qualification exam to obtain Red Seal status in the Industrial Mechanic / Millwright trade.

    Block 1 Industrial Mechanic/Millwright apprentice

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