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Industrial Mechanical

Industrial Mechanical

Learn how to install, repair and maintain industrial equipment.

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Start Date:
September
Typical Length:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Tuition:
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
 
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Availability
Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax Full time • In-class Seats available

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.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • 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.

Choose NSCC

  • This program is a first step towards certification in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. To become certified, you must register as an apprentice with Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). Once registered, you can transfer credit from this program towards your apprenticeship.
  • This program was created in consultation with industry. You get the skills you need to succeed as an Industrial Mechanic.
  • You work alongside faculty who bring hands-on industry experience to the classroom.

Other info

  • If you're chemically sensitive, it's important to note that chemicals (petroleum products), cutting fluids and lubricants are commonly used in the Industrial Mechanic trade.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • Certification with a Red Seal – Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) is a designated trade in Nova Scotia. Graduates who complete an apprenticeship program in this trade are eligible to write the provincial certification exam, receive their certification and Red Seal. The Red Seal allows certified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • 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
CADD 1000   AutoCAD Level I
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
INME 1017   Metallurgy
INME 1020   Engineering Drawings
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
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1022   Introduction to Fall Arrest and Protection
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Next Steps

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