The Millwright Mechanical Technician (MTIM) program is well suited for those that enjoy working with mechanical applications. Students are provided the skills necessary to safely install, troubleshoot, overhaul and maintain a wide 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.
MTIM is recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) as a co-op/diploma (CODA) program. Graduates meet the program standards of an Ontario Mechanical Technician (MT) as well as the in-school training of an Industrial Millwright Apprenticeship.
Eligible* incoming students are encouraged to apply as apprentices who are sponsored by the Industrial Education Cooperative (IEC). 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.*** Graduates of the program may choose to seek 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 as to pass a Certificate of Qualification (C. of Q.) examination.
* Students are eligible to register as apprentices if they meet all of the program admission requirements. 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.
** A student is considered to be in good academic standing if they have passed all of their courses and have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 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.
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)
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 testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The test(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.
GRADUATION & PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
Students must achieve a GPA of 2.00 or greater, successfully complete all courses in the program, and achieve a minimum grade of C- in all core courses in order to graduate from this program.
Graduates employed in Ontario are exempt from having to take the 3 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 3 periods of the 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 3 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 this program have found employment in the petrochemical, plastics, food packaging, manufacturing, automotive, steel-making, heavy equipment, mining and lumber industries. Most graduates intend to 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.