Mechanical TechniquesLoyalist College
About this Program
Level: Certificate in Mechanical Techniques
Discpline: Mechanical Engineering
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Belleville Campus Campus
Get a well-rounded set of mechanical skills that prepare you for a career in maintenance or manufacturing and give you an edge when seeking a competitive apprenticeship. Hands-on shop work includes welding, machining and maintenance procedures. Use the latest in laser alignment technology. Explore design using AutoCAD and the interpretation of engineering drawings. Earn experience diagnosing and troubleshooting. Use leading-edge simulation software to design and demonstrate hydraulic circuits and electrical circuits. The positive learning environment includes well-lit, roomy labs with brand new lathes and milling machines. You could apprentice as an industrial mechanic (millwright), machinist, metal fabricator, welder or electrician among other trades. Loyalist’s program uses many of the same curriculum standards as apprenticeship training for industrial mechanics (millwrights). Graduates are entitled to write the provincial test for an exemption from Level I of the in-school portion of the Industrial Mechanics apprenticeship. Candidates who pass the exam don’t need to leave the workplace to attend school – making them more valuable to employers. Graduates may continue into year two of the Manufacturing Engineering Technician program and complete a diploma in one additional year (with bridging courses).
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.