Pre-Apprenticeship Industrial Mechanic/Industrial Electrician and Welder

Program: PIME
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 642.5 Hours
Effective: Summer 2022
Location: Midland


Throughout this program, students are positioned to pursue careers in either the Industrial Mechanic, Industrial Electrician or Welding trades, and supported as potential entrants to the apprenticeship system; who require job readiness skills and trade readiness experience to gain employment as apprentices.

This program includes 35 weeks of classroom/lab-based training comprised of trade readiness training, employment preparation, and introductory exposure to the trades of Industrial Mechanic, Industrial Electrician and Welder. There is also a monitored paid work placement component.

Career Opportunities

This program provides graduates with a pathway to a range of occupations such as:

  • Fabrication and structural welding
  • Introductory position within the manufacturing industries
  • Mechanical and Electrical applications
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. describe the fundamentals of welding;
  2. select and utilize appropriate tools and equipment needed in the manufacturing industries;
  3. interpret and perform workplace practices and procedures in accordance with government safety standards and regulations pertaining to a manufacturing environment;
  4. operate basic cutting, measuring, and fitting equipment;
  5. work effectively as an individual and team member in the manufacturing industries;
  6. utilize current technology to access information in the mechanical and electrical trades;
  7. practice analytical thinking to implement a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making.

Program Progression

Summer Intake

  • Sem 1 - Summer 2022
  • Sem 2 - Fall 2022

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be eligible to work in Ontario
  • be over the age of 16
  • not be registered as an apprentice
  • complete an academic assessment
  • have a current resume

Graduation Requirements

9 Program Courses
7 Multiple Trade Exporsure Courses
1 Work Placement

Graduation Eligibility

Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.

Program Tracking

Program Courses
HSCI 0126Emergency First Aid/CPR
TECH 0290Forklift Operator
TECH 0364Health and Safety
TECH 0407Industrial Regulations
TECH 0551Working At Heights
TECH 0576Industrial Crane Slinger
TECH 0577Shop Skills
TECH 0578Job Search Skills
Multiple Trade Exposure Courses
TECH 0162Basic Electricity
TECH 0227Mechanical Maintenance Two
TECH 0377Industrial and Commercial Electricity
TECH 0379Hydraulics and Pneumatics
TECH 0579Blueprint Reading for Industry
WELD 0035Welding - Introduction
WELD 0039Gas Tungsten Processes
Work Placement
PWMC 0001Pre-Apprentice Field Placement

Disclaimer: The information in this document 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. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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