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Diploma in Mechanical Technician in Millwright (Co-op Optional) Durham College - Whitby Campus Durham College - Whitby Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2024

Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 16882

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

A machine can do many amazing things, but it can’t take care of itself. This program allows students to develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures including the installation, service, repair and overhaul of industrial machinery. Graduates are eligible for exemption from all of the in-school requirements for IMM 433A apprenticeship training. Graduates will meet the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights training requirement.

This program will prepare you to become a maintenance mechanic or technician by exposing you to the manufacturing, production and maintenance needs of several different industries. You will develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures with an emphasis on the installation, service, repair and overhaul of industrial machinery.

Successful completion of this program will enable you to:

  • Work safely while performing maintenance functions in manufacturing or processing environments.
  • Select, align and install a variety of mechanical power transmission components.
  • Build pneumatic and hydraulic circuits following a schematic.
  • Use precision measuring tools.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and operate common machine tools (drills, mills, lathes and grinders) to repair or remake machine components.
  • Inspect and repair centrifugal pumps and valves.
  • Plan and safely perform rigging and hoisting operations.
  • Join metals using oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding techniques.
  • Read and interpret mechanical, electrical and fluid power prints and schematics.
  • Use applied math to perform a variety of trade-related calculations.
  • Design and interpret a conventional electrical relay ladder logic control diagram at a beginner’s proficiency level.
  • Design and interpret a programmable logic control diagram using offline programming techniques at a beginner’s proficiency level.
  • Explain the operation of AC/DC motor control systems.
  • Wire up and test elementary circuits using the various devices described above.

Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.

Co-operative education (co-op)

The best way to succeed in your field is to immerse yourself in it. Students will be invited to apply to the co-op option during their first year and entrance is competitive. Qualifying students will be eligible to complete a four-month, paid work term.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 35

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53 - With no score less than - 49
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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