Program Overview

With Fanshawe’s Industrial Mechanic – Millwright program, you’ll be ready to begin a career where you’ll be installing, maintaining, and repairing machinery and tools used to do the dirty work.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Certificate

Your Learning Experience

As a student, you’ll learn how to examine and diagnose problems associated with mechanical or automated equipment. To master a trade you need specific training, and that’s why Fanshawe’s classrooms and labs will give you an understanding of new technology that will affect your day-to-day tasks. You’ll work with hand and power tools as well as welding equipment and you may be required to operate hoisting and lifting devices as well.


After you complete the program and required on-the-job hours, you’ll be more than prepared to write your trade exam and achieve journeyperson status on your way to starting a career as an industrial millwright. If you're ready to work and want to combine training with earning power, consider an apprenticeship where you mix workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.


This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLITSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.


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Career Information

Graduates of the Industrial Mechanic – Millwright program are more than prepared to successfully write their trade exam and achieve journeyperson status to start their high-demand and rewarding career as an industrial millwright.


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Industrial Mechanic – Millwright (Block, Day Release) [Apprenticeship] program:

Industrial Millwright
Utilize your unique skillset to ensure that equipment and process are maintained to the highest standards.

Robotics Millwright
Troubleshoot, maintain, install and repair electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial equipment.

Maintenance Millwright
Ensure the efficiency and reliability of tooling and production equipment and processes.

Learning Outcomes


Academic School

Program Coordinator:

Mike Ashby

International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.


Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DRAF-1053Drawings & Schematics 12
This course presents the techniques of drawing, sketching, reading and interpreting engineering drawings and schematics.
ELEC-1079Electrical & Electronic Controls 11
This course presents the basics and fundamentals of electrical and electronic theory.
MACH-1109Machine Technology 12.5
This course presents: - The ferrous and non-ferrous metals, basic heat treatment procedures and applications of fasteners. - The different types of lubricants, and their properties and applications.
MACH-1110Workshop Practice 12.5
This course presents: - The safety legislations, lock-out and isolation procedures, protective clothing, and equipment, confined space procedures, housekeeping rules, fire, electrical and chemical hazards. - The skill in the selection, safe use and care of the cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade. - The units of measurement used and skill in the use of measuring devices.
MACH-1111Workshop Technology 12.5
This course presents the principles of cutting and the relationship between speeds and feeds during the various machining operations.
MECH-1070Rigging & Hoisting1
This course presents the correct lifting and hoisting procedures and the safe use of all related equipment.
WELD-1038Welding & Fabrication 12
This course presents the operation and set-up of oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment to weld, braze, solder and cut safely, and to specifications.
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