Mechanical Techniques - Industrial Maintenance

Program: MTIN
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2019
Location: Owen Sound


Students use theoretical and practical training to perform basic industrial and construction millwright techniques. Students gain knowledge in topics such as health and safety, drawing interpretation, applied mathematics, communications, electrical theory, hydraulic applications, welding, basic machining and mechanical maintenance theory and applications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find entry level employment in automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment manufacturing and service, automation machine building and service, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food manufacturing, injection moulding, commercial sawmill industry, mining equipment manufacturing, hospital maintenance, retirement home and nursing home maintenance, educational institutional maintenance and most medium to large manufacturing facilities in Ontario. Students may be prepared to apply for work as a millwright apprentice, entry level maintenance mechanic or entry level facilities mechanic.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
  2. contribute to the application of 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. support sustainability best practices in workplaces;
  5. use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects;
  6. troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics;
  7. contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents;
  8. perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment;
  9. assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications;
  10. select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components;
  11. use current and emerging technologies to troubleshoot routine Industrial Maintenance situations;
  12. select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components specific to an industrial environment;
  13. respond to environmental issues related to the industrial maintenance trade;
  14. identify entrepreneurial opportunities related to the industrial maintenance trade.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2019
  • Sem 2: Winter 2020

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent, with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (C)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

10 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course

Graduation Eligibility:

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
MATH 1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics 42
MENG 1020 Industrial Mechanical Applications 84
WETC 1000 Manufacturing Trade Safety 42
WETC 1001 Blueprint Reading for the Trades 42
WETC 1013 Welding and Cutting Processes 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
Semester 2
Program Courses  
ELEC 1002 Electrical Systems and Control 56
TDIE 1001 Basic Machine Tool Application 112
TDIE 1013 Basic Machine Tool Theory 42
TDIE 2000 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 42
WETC 1015 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Fundamentals 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Total Hours630

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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