Pre-Apprenticeship Industrial Mechanic/Industrial Electrician and Welder

Program: PIME
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Work Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 709.5 Hours
Effective: Summer 2025
Location: Midland


In this program, students build job readiness skills and gain trade experience in the industrial trades. Students develop skills and knowledge related to the industrial mechanical, electrical, welding, and plumbing fields to become successful candidates for apprenticeship. After 20 weeks of classroom/lab-based training, students enter into a 12-week paid work placement component.

Career Opportunities

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

  • fabrication and structural welding
  • manufacturing industries
  • mechanical, electrical, and plumbing applications
  • entrepreneurship

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.

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
  • submit a current resume

Graduation Requirements

9 Program Courses
6 Multiple Trade Exposure 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

Plan of Study Grid
Program CoursesHours
TECH 0604 First Aid / CPR / AED Level C 16
TECH 0290 Forklift Operator 9
TECH 0291 Industrial Crane Slinger 9
TECH 0364 Health and Safety 15
TECH 0365 Shop Skills 36
TECH 0407 Industrial Regulations 6
TECH 0551 Working At Heights 8.5
TECH 0578 Job Search Skills 36
TECH 0131 Plumbing 48
TECH 0227 Mechanical Maintenance Two 48
TECH 0377 Industrial and Commercial Electricity 30
TECH 0379 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 30
TECH 0579 Blueprint Reading for Industry 36
WELD 0035 Welding - Introduction 36
Work Placement  
PAMT 0002 Pre-Apprentice Work Placement Industrial Trades 340
 Total Hours709.5

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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