Industrial Mechanical

Learn how to install, repair and maintain industrial equipment.

Start Date:
1 Year
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2017 Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}. Marconi Campus • Sydney • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

The modern industrial plant uses a wide range of mechanical equipment, all of which require installation, maintenance and repair at some point in its operation. This program prepares you for an entry-level position in the Industrial Mechanic trade.

In this trade, you install, repair and maintain industrial plant machinery and equipment. You read and interpret blueprints; dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment; install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. You also operate a variety of machine tools and welding equipment.

i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

  1. 1
    Highlight"The hands-on learning and opportunity to improve my skills."
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    Cool Activity"Welding and machining parts used to create an ice cream maker."
  3. 3
    Wish I Knew"Refresh on simple high school math before starting the program."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • This program is a first step towards Journeyperson Certification in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. Graduates of this program are eligible for transfer credit upon registration in the Provincial Apprenticeship Program.
  • This program was created in consultation with industry. You get the skills you need to succeed as an Industrial Mechanic.
  • Work alongside faculty who bring hands-on industry experience to the classroom.

Employment Opportunities

  • Industrial mechanics work in manufacturing or processing plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills, mines, shipyards and in private maintenance and fabrication shops.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Chemical Use – If you are chemically sensitive, it is important to note that chemicals (petroleum products), cutting fluids and lubricants are commonly used in the Industrial Mechanic trade.
  • Red Seal – Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) is a designated trade that qualifies for the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. The Red Seal allows qualified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • Registered apprentices can apply for the NSCC Journeyperson Diploma. This diploma recognizes your apprentice training and the completion of NSCC's employability skills and portfolio requirements.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
INME 1017   Metallurgy
INME 1020   Engineering Drawings I
INME 1022   Power Tools
INME 1028   Engineering Drawings II
INME 1036   Introduction to Fluid Power
INME 1037   Welding I
INME 1038   Welding II
INME 1039   Shop Tools
INME 1040   Power Tools and Drilling
INME 1041   Measuring and Precision Machining
INME 1042   Applied Math
INME 1043   Precision Machining II
INME 1044   Rigging
INME 1045   Introduction to Direct Drive Systems
INME 1046   Introduction to Indirect Drive Systems
INME 1100   Work Experience
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Introduction to Confined Space
Introduction to Fall Arrest / Fall Protection
Introduction to Hazard Identification
Introduction to Lock Out / Tag Out
Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A
Workplace Mentoring I

Next Steps

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