Mechanical Technician (Co-op)

CampusStart Date
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Mechanical Technicians are experts in mechanical devices and manufacturing. They have a unique skill set that shares common practices with Industrial Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering Technologists. You'll learn the basic functions of pipefitting, welding, rigging, electrical and machining. Our programs offers hands-on training in mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication, cooling and exhaust systems in industrial plants. Mechanical Technicians have a wide training base that offers employers two specialized forms of knowledge in a competitive job market.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study. A co-op designation may extend the duration of study by up to 12 months.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      or
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate, you may be employed in power generating stations, pulp and paper mills, steel mills, mining operations, oil refineries and food processing plants as maintenance staff, operators, supervisors, quality assurance inspectors, maintenance planners or safety coordinators. As well, you may be hired by inspection service providers, as an Inspection and Testing Technician, a Quality Assurance Technician, a Laser Alignment Specialist or a Vibration Analysis Technician. You may also work with various industrial based companies as a supervisor, industrial sales representative, maintenance planner or mechanical estimators. Positions may also be available with municipal water and sewerage departments as a maintenance personnel or operator.

      As a graduate, you may be eligible to challenge the Block 1 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) examination. The Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) occupation is apprenticeable in New Brunswick. For more information, see the Apprenticeship and Certification info sheet.

      Find potential employment in power generating stations, pulp and paper mills, steel mills, mining operations, oil refineries and food processing plants as maintenance staff, operators, supervisors, quality assurance inspectors, maintenance planners or safety coordinators.

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      NOC Codes

      7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics


      What you will learn

      • Communications
      • Blueprint Reading and Sketching
      • Shop Practices
      • Measurement and Layout
      • Drills, Taps and Reamers
      • Mathematics and Physics
      • Computers
      • Installation Drawings and Schematics
      • Fasteners
      • Machine Shop
      • Materials
      • Bearings, Lubricants and Seals
      • Welding
      • Applied Mechanics
      • Pipefitting Components
      • Fans, Engines and Compressors
      • Conveyors
      • Pumps
      • Basic Electrical Theory
      • Maintenance Planning
      • Steam Power
      • Equipment Installation and Alignment
      • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
      • Vibration Analysis
      • Fluid Mechanics
      • Non-Destructive Evaluation
      • Power Transmission


      Specific Considerations

      Some co-op placements may require you to achieve an acceptable minimum score on a standardized aptitude test. Though this is offered as a co-op program, there are limited seats available with this option. Co-op seats will be determined at the beginning of second year. The co-op option is only available at NBCC Saint John Campus.


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