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  • Overview

    Program Description

    Theoretical and practical training sessions for registered millwright apprentices as well as non-apprentices. Millwrights install, test, disassemble, repair, service and construct a wide variety of stationary mechanical equipment and machinery in order for the equipment to function correctly. They use a variety of hand and power tools and techniques to perform their highly skilled trade including hoisting, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics and PLC's. On completion of the program as well as the required 'on-th-job' hours apprentices have to write a trade exam (Certification of Qualification) to achieve journeyperson status.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MECH-1026 Basic Metal Machining 4
    Learn how to work safely in a machine shop environment. Complete a practical project using hand tools basic measuring and layout tools, cut-off saw, pedestal grinder, engine lathe and milling machine.
    MECH-1028 Blueprint Reading 1 2
    An introductory mechanical blueprint reading and sketching course. Topics include sectioning and basic layout techniques such as graphic symbols and dimensioning.
    MECH-1032 Maintenance Welding 1 2
    Introductory maintenance welding course dealing with oxy-acetylene and arc welding processes. Safety and PPE will be covered.Selection of correct gases, various arc welding applications will be demonstrated.
    MECH-1047 Lubrication Safety Hand & Power Tools 2
    Learn the types, properties and applications of lubricants, safety legislation, protective clothing and equipment, confined space procedures, housekeeping rules, fire, electrical and chemical hazards and the selection, safe use and care of cutting and non-cutting tools used in the trade.
    ELEC-1075 Electrical & Electronic Controls 1 1
    Basic electrical theory and devices applied in the Millwright trade.
    MECH-1049 Rigging & Hoisting 2
    The course covers correct lifting and hoisting procedures and the safe use of all related equipment.
    MECH-1050 Materials & Fasteners 1
    The student will gain basic knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, basic heat treatment procedures, and knowledge of the applications of fasteners.
    MATH-1130 Math & Measurement 2
    The course deals with applied mathematics and introduces the various measurement methods and devices used in the millwright trade. Topics include metric & imperial measurement, direct and indirect measurement, standard measuring instruments found in an industrial environment.
    Level 2 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MECH-1052 Maintenance Welding 2 2
    Intermediate level welding course. The student will gain additional knowledge in various welding processes with hands-on practice in verticle and horizontal weld positions.
    MECH-1053 Schematic Drawings 2
    This course will teach the student how to interpret schematic drawings and use manufacturers manuals. It will also expand on sketching technique to include sectional views.
    MECH-1054 Machine Tools 2
    The student will gain knowledge of the function, component parts, holding devices, accessories, cutting tools, and machining operations on the milling machine.
    MECH-1055 Compressors Pumps Valves & Piping 3
    This course teaches inspection, testing and general maintenence methods for piping systems, pumps and compressors. It also deals with the selection and installation of piping systems and components.
    ELEC-1076 Electrical & Electronics Controls 2 1
    This course covers basic electrical and electronic devices used on electro mechanical machines.
    MECH-1057 Power Transmission Systems 4
    The student will learn how to identify, select and install the appropriate transmission system and/or components for a specific application.
    MECH-1058 Bearings & Seals 2
    The student will learn how to select, install and maintain friction and rolling element bearings, and static and dynamic seals. ISO charts and bearing catalogues interpretation will also be discussed.
    Level 3 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MECH-1059 Welding Layout & Fitting 2
    Final welding course:The students will safely operate all forms of welding equipment to tack, cut, weld, layout & assemble component.
    MECH-3024 Machine Tools Project 2
    The student will develop the ability to set-up and operate standard machine shop equipment and tools to produce component parts to prescribe tolerances and standards. The student will be able to safely use all shop equipment to complete a specific work project. Machine tools included will be lathes, mills & grinders, as well as layout techniques & processes.
    ELNC-1081 PLC's & Electronic Controls 2
    The student will develop a basic knowledge of electrical and electronic terminology, schematics and application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's).
    PNEU-1004 Pneumatics 2
    This is an introductory course to the study of fluid power, specifically pneumatic systems and components including valves, cylinders and auxiliary equipment. the course also includes reading pneumatic schematics and calculating fluid power formulas. You will set-up and trouble shoot pneumatic circuits using Festo equipment.
    MECH-1062 Hydraulics 3
    This is a level III course in the Industrial Mechanic (Milwright) program. The course will cover basic hydraulic principles, hydraulic system components, as well as troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for hydraulic systems.
    MECH-1063 Preventative & Predictive Maintenance 2
    This course will introduce the procedures and processes to implement a preventative maintenance program. The student will be able to describe the benefits that accrue from a preventative and predictive maintenance program. Topics will include monitoring & measuring vibration & frequency. Troubleshooting of mechanical components such as bearings & seals.
    MECH-1064 Mechanical Theory & Machines 4
    Student will develop the knowledge and principles of applied mechanics and thermodynamics, as it pertains to the trade Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 13 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program