• Overview - 2018/2019

    Today's machines ain't what they used to be. They're highly specialized and technologically advanced. They need specialized and dynamic technicians to make sure they run properly and to ensure the job gets done. If you're interested in working with your hands and appreciate the pride that comes after a hard day's work, the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program will give you the technical prowess needed to meet the always evolving industrial world.

    You'll have access to practical, hands-on experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, machining, machine repair, and electronics. Because today's industrial machines are built with a high degree of sophistication, you'll learn the mechanical and electrical knowledge to understand them, inside and out. You'll also study computer aided design, welding and mechanics theory. Plus, the program mirrors the apprenticeship training program for Industrial Millwrights - so when you graduate, you'll be prepared to write the exemption tests for the Industrial Millwright trade (as required by the Apprenticeship Client Services of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Workplace Training Branch).

    When you graduate you'll have options far beyond the shop. Work in sales, or as part of a technical team. Whatever your goal, begin engineering your future today.

    There is more to achieve at Fanshawe College, St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus, than just a certificate.  You gain knowledge and confidence through instructors that have had many years of experience in the field.  The hands-on learning mix with the in-class portions are dedicated not only to do a job right, but to get you to think outside the box.
    I highly recommend this program to anyone whether you have experience or not.

    Craig Simmons
    MIM2S Student
     

    Program Coordinators:

    Bruno Castellani
    Phone: 519-633-2030 x234
    Email: bcastellani@fanshawec.ca

    Kincardine Site (Note: program facilities located in Tiverton)
    Heather MacKenzie-Card
    Phone: 519-606-1485
    Email: hmackenzie-card@fanshawec.ca

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    •  Mathematics* ONE OF:
          - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
          - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    -  Mathematics* ONE OF:
           - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
           - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

    Note:

    • *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Any Grade 12 English (C), (U), or (O)  
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Training or co-operative experience in one of the following areas may be helpful preparation for this program: Electricity, Electronics, Blueprint Reading, Machine Shop, Welding

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Industrial Maintenance program.
  • Courses

    Mechanical Engineering Technician-Industrial Maintenance-2018/2019

    Level 1Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    ELNC-1006Programmable Logic Controllers4
    The course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to comprehend, program, and troubleshoot PLC control systems. After beginning with the study of Power Supplies and Digital Logic concepts, the course explores the fundamentals of PLC systems. The course then proceeds with control diagrams, programming languages and ladder logic control circuits. The course also explains what is available in PLC control and where and why they are used.
    ELEC-1037Industrial Electricity4
    An introductory course to the basic theory and practice related to Industrial Electricity. Topics inclued basic electrical test equipment, electrical DC and AC theory, motors and components, different types of voltages, magnetism and electro-magnetism, motor control circuits, and circuit protection devices. The practical section concludes with building simulated, motor control circuits as well as troubleshooting assignments. Electrical Safety will be stressed.
    MECH-1001Basic Mechanics Theory7
    This course will provide the student with proficiency in the safe handling of all cutting tool used in the trades. Knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals will be obtained.
    MECH-1002Applied Basic Mechanics2
    This course will provide students with proficiency in the use of: applying all machinery and equipment lock-out procedures; choosing and wearing of safety clothing and equipment required for work to be performed; and developing skills in the safe selection and correct use of all tool types.
    MATH-1044Mathematics for Industrial Maintenance4
    Students are taught the necessary mathematical skills that will enable them to be successful in the Industrial Mechanic Trade.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MACH-1041Power Transmission Theory8
    An introduction to Power Transmission that will provide the student with a basic knowledge required for repairing and maintaining industrial machinery and equipment. This will result in a fundamental knowledge of drive components, i.e., bearings, belt, gear and chain drives, equipment installation, machine leveling and alignment, preventative maintenance.
    MACH-1042Applied Power Transmission3
    This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental skills required for repairing and maintaining industrial machinery. The Power Transmission course combines the skills acquired in the machining, welding, fluid mechanics and electrical courses of the Industrial Maintenance Mechanics program.
    MECH-1014Fluid Mechanics Theory9
    This introductory course builds on the basics acquired in the Fluid Power course in both Pneumatics and Hydraulics. The student will understand the operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of the Fluid system. Reading schematics circuits will be a large part of understanding the system.
    MACH-1056Applied Fluid Mechanics3
    An introductory Fluid Power course in both pneumatics and hydraulics. The student will understand the operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of the fluid system. Reading and building schematics circuits will be a large part of understanding the system. Disassembling and reassembling of various pneumatic and hydraulic components will also be covered.
    COMP-1336Computer Literacy2
    This course will introduce students to various computer concepts, including hardware, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Through lecture and hands-on classes, the student will learn each units everyday uses and apply them to their courses.
    BUSI-1103Introduction to Small Business Concepts3
    This introductory course will examine some of the theoretical concepts and practical experiences necessary for effectively running a small business. A wide variety of topics such as the social and ethical responsibility of a contemporary business, the importance of human resource and financial resource management, and the current trends in Canadian business will be studied.

    Level 3Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CADD-1039Computer Aided Design for MIM2
    This course is designed to introduce the student to two and three dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design) using Solidworks 2014 software. Topics will include: set up of user interface, file management, creating and editing two dimensional sketch geometry, creating solid models, analyzing and editing geometry and creating engineering drawings.
    MACH-1043Machine Tool Theory3
    This course will provide the student with the fundamental knowledge required to operate standard layout and measuring tools, hand tools, and a variety of machine tools which may be required to produce, maintain or repair industrial machinery.
    MACH-1044Applied Machining4.5
    This course will provide the student the fundamental skills required to operate standard layout and measuring tools, hand tools and a variety of machine tools which may be required to produce, maintain or repair industrial machinery. Students will also9 complete an Online Health and Safety Workshop related to workplace safety.
    WELD-1016Welding Theory2
    This course will provide theoretical knowledge in ARC, MIC and TIC together with the oxy-acetylene welding procedures which will allow the student to recognize basic welding joints.
    WELD-1017Applied Welding3
    This course will provide the student with the required knowledge and skills to perform basic welding joints using MIC and Tig together with the oxy-acetylene arc welding techniques as expected of an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 1 and 3

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 18 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates will be employed in a variety of related occupations including industrial maintenance, sales, service and supervision.  Some graduates enter the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship.
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A Twelve-Month Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: MIM2S
    Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)

    September Admission
    16 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates 

    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030

    Program Code: MIM2
    Campus Code: XKN (XKN - Kincardine Off-Site)
    September Admission
    16 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Fanshawe College Clinton Site: 519-606-1484

    Program Description

    This program provides a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the mechanical engineering field with emphasis on industrial maintenance. It incorporates subjects such as hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, machining, motor controls, programmable logic controllers and machine repair. Growing complexity and technology are aspects of today's manufacturing environment and increasingly advanced skills are required to maintain an automated production environment.  This program represents excellent preparation for the Millwright trade.  Millwrights are employed by millwright contractors, manufacturing plants, utilities and other industrial establishments. 

    Other Information

    • Graduates of this program will be eligible to write the Apprenticeship Certificate Exemption Tests related to the Industrial Millwright trade.
    • Students enrolled in the program at the Kincardine Off-Site (Campus Code XKN) should note that classes may be held at two different locations (e.g., Bruce Technology Skills Training Centre and Lake Huron Learning Centre).
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.

    2. Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.

    3. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.

    4. Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.

    5. Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical engineering projects.

    6. Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering.

    7. Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.

    8. Contribute to the design and the analysis of mechanical components, processes and systems applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.

    9. Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.

    10. Verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations to support the design and production of mechanical components.

    11. Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.

    12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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