Industrial Mechanics

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

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 or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission 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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    Specific Considerations

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

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

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

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    72400 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

    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, students may write Level 1 of the Certificate of Qualification exam to obtain Red Seal status in the Industrial Mechanic / Millwright trade.

    Level 1 Industrial Mechanic/Millwright apprentice

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