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Mechanical Techniques

Loyalist College
Program overview
2 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

January 2023

September 2023

January 2024

About this program

Mechanical Techniques

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.

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Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent OR
  • Mature applicant

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

Recommended academic preparation

  • Welding and machine shop experience are highly recommended.

Is it for you?

This program is well suited to people who:

  • Like to design and create
  • Want to know how things work
  • Enjoy working with their hands
  • Are drawn to repair anything mechanical or electrical

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Blueprint Reading 1
  • Computer Applications
  • Fluid Power 1
  • Machine Maintenance 1
  • Machine Tools 1
  • Occupational Health & Safety 1
  • Technical Math 1
  • Welding 1

First Year - Semester Two

  • Blueprint Reading & CAD 2
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Fluid Power 2
  • Machine Maintenance 2
  • Machine Tools 2
  • Technical Math
  • Welding 2

Second Year - Semester Three

  • CAD 3
  • CNC Machining
  • Engineering Materials
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Programmable Logic Control
  • Quality Control

Second Year - Semester Four

  • CAD 4
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Machine Design
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Tool Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Experiential learning

  • 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).


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential:One-year Ontario College Certificate (Techniques)

Career paths

Find your career

Graduates are prepared to plan and supervise maintenance work in industries of all kinds.

  • You could work as an industrial mechanic, welder or manufacturing senior maintenance technician, and assist in basic electrical troubleshooting.
  • Pursue a trades apprenticeship.
  • Salaries start at $30,000 – $34,999 per year.*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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About this institute

Loyalist College 

Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....

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Why study at Loyalist College

In a world obsessed with big, we are small.

Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

We are small.

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Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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