Millwright Mechanical Technician


Course List

Term 1 (September - December)

IMT-1107: Maintenance Tools and Techniques

This course will cover the fundamentals of Machine Shop, hand and power equipment, measuring tools, materials, and practices. The students will learn to function safely in the work environment, select and use references, tools, methods, and procedures, to create and alter mechanical components to given specifications. Theory will include safety, precision measurement, hand tools, power hand tools, machine tools and cutters.

IMT-1112: Drawing and Schematics I

Millwrights and technicians require the ability to sketch, read, and interpret engineering drawings and schematics. These skills are necessary in order to comply with drawing standards and specifications while installing and maintaining machinery. Topics in this course include orthographic projection, multi-view projection, dimensioning, the title block and drawing notes. A variety of view types will be examined including auxiliary, assembly, detail, isometric and section. As well, an introduction to welding symbols and geometric tolerances will be covered.

IMT-1132: Rigging and Hoisting

This course is designed to develop knowledge of the safety legislation involved with hoisting, lifting and machine moving as well as the procedures involved. This course will enable the student to plan lifts, perform calculations using load charts, select and use correct rigging & hoisting equipment, inspect and maintain equipment, use hand signals, control load balance and direct and disassemble all equipment safely.

ENG-1173: Communications For Technology I

This course includes various technical writing problems that challenge the student to generate practical solutions that are clear, focused, and expressed in appropriate language and style. The course assists students to develop sound thinking and planning skills that are fundamental to communicating successfully in technical fields. In addition, the computer is used for online research, collaboration with other students, and formatting technical information to industry standards using text and graphics.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

MTH-1253: Mechanical Mathematics I

This is the first of two courses on technical mathematics, designed specifically for the Mechanical Technician Industrial Maintenance program. It reviews and develops topics in computation, measurement, algebra, and geometry, emphasizing technical applications.

WEL-1123: Safety and Welding Basics

This course is designed to develop knowledge of safety legislation, lock out tag out and isolation procedures, protective safety equipment, confined space entry procedures, housekeeping rules, fire safety, electrical and chemical hazards. The general safety practices and operating principles of oxy-acetylene and arc welding equipment to weld, braze, solder and cut metal to the required specifications will be taught. Emphasis will be given to cutting and welding in the flat and horizontal position. All industrial operations entail potential risks to health and safety, especially when welding. The intent of this course is to minimizing these hazards by providing the student with the skills to comply with all safety rules and procedures involved in welding and cutting operations. Welding skills and safety practices and procedures are essential for all Industrial Maintenance Technicians.

Term 2 (January - April)

IMT-1233: Pumps, Valves, Piping and Seals

This course is a survey of the aspects of pumps, piping and conveyor systems applicable to Mechanical Technicians in the Industrial Maintenance program. Millwrights working in the trade will be involved with many different types of equipment including pumps, piping systems and conveyors. The millwright must be familiar with the different types of pumps, their unique features and how they are maintained. Piping systems are associated all other plant equipment. This piping must be selected, installed and maintained. The student will develop knowledge regarding types, selection and the principles of operation of various materials handling systems. The knowledge obtained is considered as background for other technical courses including Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.

IMT-2205: Maintenance Machine Shop

This course will focus on the advanced techniques of machine tool operations. The students will learn to set-up and repair machine and equipment components, select and use appropriate materials, references, tools, methods, and procedures. Theory will include references for shafts, couplers, drivers, metals and heat treatment of metals. For mechanical equipment to have a long life it must be assembled while maintaining alignment and clearances to close tolerances. The practices in this course refine the skills and disciplines that the machinist uses to establish and maintain alignments, fits and clearances.

IMT-2212: Drawings and Schematics II

Millwrights are required to interpret engineering drawings and how components exist separately and how they interact with one another. This knowledge is then used to disassemble machinery, order replacement parts, rebuild and maintain. This course introduces students on how to effectively use manufacturer's catalogues, technical manuals and engineering drawings to select components according to specifications and functional needs.

IMT-2245: Power Transmission Bearings and Lubrication

This course is designed to prepare the student to disassemble, service and recommission the components in power transmission applications. These applications include belts and pulleys, chains and sprockets, shafts, speed reducers, gears, brakes, clutch mechanisms, harmonic drives, couplings, cams and followers, keys, splines, bushings, bearings and seals. Students will be introduced to the types, properties and application of lubricants. Students will perform associated trade calculations and interpret engineering and component drawings, ISO charts, and bearing catalogues to ensure that work performed conforms to specifications. Millwright technicians are required to perform various tasks related to removal, maintenance and the installation of power transmitting components. They must follow safety guidelines, manufacturers? specifications and company procedures. They must understand the workings of assembly components and be able to communicate effectively with manufacturers, engineers and skilled trades workers.

MTH-2153: Mechanical Mathematics II

This course continues MTH 1253. It covers trigonometry ratios and graphs, vectors, exponential and logarithmic functions, and probability and statistics.

WEL-2225: Advanced Welding and Fabrications

This course is a continuation of WEL-1123. It is intended to develop additional knowledge and skills in welding practice, techniques and the pertinent regulations. An understanding of welding symbols, as portrayed on drawings, layout and set-up, metal preparation, electrode selection, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) techniques will be developed. The student will develop the knowledge and capability to read drawings and safely layout, measure, cut, tack, fabricate, weld and assemble metal and other components to specifications. Various shop projects with industrial and construction applications will be planned and assembled, using the appropriate tools and equipment. Welding practices and procedures are essential skills for Industrial Maintenance.

IMT-4523: Solid Works AutoCAD

This course is designed to introduce the fundamental skills in using AutoCAD (2D) and Solidworks (3D) parametric computer aided design (CAD) software for the creation and/or modification of parts, assemblies and drawings. The construction and constraining of assemblies will be covered as will the creation of detail and assembly drawings using the software.

Co-op Term (May - August)

CPL-1049: Co-op Work Term

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students to find permanent employment after graduation. For further information regarding Co-op, please refer to

Term 3 (September - December)

IMT-2525: Pneumatics and Hydraulics

IMT-2364: Basic Science and Mechanical Theory

This course provides an introduction to the principles of physical science as it pertains to the Millwright trade. Subjects include thermodynamics, applied mechanics, strength of materials, and waves. Students are required to use problem solving skills to complete analytical exercises and to produce written lab reports.

ELE-1044: Electrical Fundamentals

This course introduces electrical principles that are fundamental to the operation and control of industrial equipment. Topics include: safe practices, electrical terminology, symbols, AC and DC circuit analysis principles, introduction to transducers, transformers and how DC and AC electric motors operate and are controlled. A laboratory component runs concurrently with the lectures. Lecture and laboratory are designed and scheduled to supplement and reinforce the learning outcomes of the course.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

IMT-4414: Advanced Compressors and Pumps

This course is a comprehensive study of rotating and reciprocating industrial equipment including pumps, compressors and turbines. Affiliated equipment used to safely operate the above listed is also included in this study. Mechanical Maintenance Technicians require the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks to high standards, as specified in maintenance procedures, in a safe and cost effective manner. Understanding the design features, operation and maintenance requirements of this equipment will enhance troubleshooting skills to perform inspection and repair as needed. Knowing the workings of this machinery will enable the student to communicate effectively regarding specific repairs and adjustments.

Term 4 (January - April)

IMT-1413: Industrial Materials and Metallurgy

This course is designed to provide the student with an enhanced understanding of industrial materials of construction and metallurgy. Materials studied will include ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as non metallic materials. Properties, selection and applications of various materials, corrosion awareness, failure analysis and application of simple NDE will be examined. Why materials are selected for certain applications and how they are affected by their manufacturing methods and their environment will be studied. The properties and aspects of materials have direct bearing on the application for a specific use. Metallic and non- metallic materials have evolved and the wide range of materials available today can be staggering. Corrosion and material failures occur and a good understanding of these topics as well as non-destructive examination is required of maintenance personnel to provide continued safe plant operations.

IMT-3444: Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

This course introduces students to the procedures, equipment, benefits and differences between the various types of maintenance programs. Students will be exposed to topics including vibration monitoring and analysis, dynamic balancing, non-destructive examination, lubrication and oil analysis. Students will learn how to maintain and utilize historical data, develop analytical and basic troubleshooting skills, analyze problems, and formulate the corrective sequence of actions. Laboratory exercises provide students the opportunity to actively engage with a variety of equipment and activities associated with a PPM program.

IMT-4234: PLC, Robotics and CNC

IMT-4421: Shutdown Lean Manufacturing

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

IMT-3544: Advanced Turbines and Industrial Engines

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