This program is well suited for those who enjoy working with mechanical applications. Students are provided with the skills necessary to safely install, troubleshoot, overhaul and maintain a variety of mechanical equipment used in industrial operations. The program also integrates best practices commonly used in the industry. Areas of study include: machining, blueprint reading, hydraulics and pneumatics, electronic, power transmission and lubrication, materials science, preventative and predictive maintenance, and project management.

The Millwright Mechanical Technician program is recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development as a co-op/diploma program. Graduates meet the program standards of an Ontario Mechanical Technician, as well as the in-school training of an Industrial Millwright Apprenticeship.

Eligible incoming students are encouraged to register with the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development as program participants and as soon as they start work in an apprenticeable position, they are transitioned to an apprentice and all of the training at Lambton College counts toward apprenticeship training for the Millwright Apprenticeship. Students considering Second Career funding are required to contact their representative to receive the most current information regarding apprenticeship options and how it affects funding.

Students who are in good academic standing during the first two terms of the program will be eligible to apply for a four-month co-op job placement as available. A student is considered to be in good academic standing if they have passed all of their courses and have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students seeking co-op job placement positions must apply for them and be chosen following an interview process. The college actively pursues companies to participate in the program but cannot guarantee co-op placements for each student.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Physics C or U (recommended)

Note: Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any grade 12U mathematics is recommended; Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) minimum final grade is 60%. If the program is highly competitive, students with Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics will be given preference.

 Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subjects of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Applicants will be expected to communicate electronically and to use computer applications as required in their programs on a course-by-course basis.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates find employment in the petrochemical, plastics, food packaging, manufacturing, automotive, steel-making, heavy equipment, mining and lumber industries. Most graduates complete their apprenticeship although some choose employment as a mechanical technician. Technician employment opportunities have included predictive maintenance, scheduling, estimating, and non-destructive testing/evaluation.

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Lambton College’s CPET, ICET and MTIM programs are the only ones of their type in Canada to be recognized as NUCP accredited. Partnering with Bruce Power, these programs will soon meet the training standards of the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP). Eligible graduates from an NUCP certified program are recognized by most nuclear facilities throughout North America as having completed their nuclear industry approved curriculum. As well, eligible students in these programs will be considered for field or coop placements with Bruce Power.

Educational Pathways

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.

Accreditations/Certifications

Graduates employed in Ontario are exempt from having to take the three levels of in-school Millwright Apprentice training and from having to take the exemption tests. Graduates have the choice of seeking employment as a mechanical technician or a millwright apprentice. Those choosing to become Ontario registered millwrights are required to complete their on-the-job millwright apprentice competencies as well to pass a Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) examination.

A transfer agreement exists between graduates of the MTIM program and the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office. Graduates who were registered apprentices while in the MTIM program are exempt from having to take the first three periods of Alberta's Millwright Apprentice in-school training program. They must also successfully complete their fourth period of in-school training and the required number of on-the-job training hours. Non-registered apprentice graduates are required to challenge the first three exemption tests, complete the fourth period of in-school training, and then complete the required number of on-the-job training hours. Graduates seeking employment in other provinces must negotiate transfer agreements on an individual basis. All provinces require apprentices to pass the C of Q test in order to be designated millwrights.

Graduates of the MTIM program will be eligible to receive certification under the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program, a standardized certificate program developed to help ensure potential nuclear plan workers study an industry-approved curriculum. Additionally, MTIM students will be eligible for field or cooperative experiences that are consistent with the program description including opportunities at Bruce Power.