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Industrial Mechanics

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Industrial Mechanics

Program Overview

If you like working with machinery, enjoy solving mechanical problems and are good with your hands, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Industrial Mechanics program. You’ll get the basic knowledge and skills you need to install, repair, overhaul and maintain stationary, industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

Demand for industrial mechanics—also called millwrights—is high across western Canada. Oil & gas and mining are big employers, but there’s also demand in manufacturing, milling, power generation and chemical plants.

Industrial Mechanics is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. Working in well-equipped shops with highly qualified instructors, you’ll get practical, hands-on training in:

  • basic math, drafting and blueprint reading
  • basic welding, fabrication and installation
  • conveyance systems, pumps and pipe fitting
  • mechanical components
  • overhead travelling crane certification
  • preventative maintenance
  • using tools of the trade

50% Shop Time, 50% Class Time

Hands-on learning means you’ll spend much of your time applying what you learn in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops. Strong industry support for our students means you’ll work with the latest tools and equipment. You’ll also get a chance to apply your skills during a two-week work experience.

Get a Head Start on Apprenticeship

Your Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate gives you advanced standing (both technical training and trade time) as an apprentice in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. Getting your journeyperson’s ticket earns you higher pay and lets you work anywhere in Canada. Learn more at Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Note

International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Industrial Mechanics graduates work in many different industries: oil and gas, mining, milling, manufacturing, power generation and processing. Wherever mechanical equipment and machines need to be installed, repaired, overhauled and maintained, there is work for industrial mechanics and millwrights.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 32 weeks

Locations

  • Prince Albert
  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 65 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading
  • 60 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$6,300

Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
COMM 185
Industrial Communications
1
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You will develop employability skills in both oral and written communications, including writing for the workplace, preparing job search documents and developing effective interpersonal communication skills.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 16.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127, COMM 186, COMM 187, COMM 188
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
DRFT 183
Drafting and Blueprint Reading
4
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You will acquire sufficient drafting and blueprint reading skills to produce acceptable shop drawings. You will be able to read all shop drawings for fabricating and maintaining industrial equipment. Wherever possible, drafting courses will be modified to meet the specific requirements of the trade.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
ELEC 109
Electrical
2
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You will learn the basic theory and practical application of electricity.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
HYDR 100
Hydraulics
2
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You will learn the basic theory and practical application of hydraulic and electricity as it applies to hydraulics.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 100
Preventative Maintenance
2
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You will learn the basic theory and practical applications of preventative maintenance.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 101
Belts, Chains, Shafts and Gears
3
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You will learn the theory and application of belts, chains, shafts, gears and drives.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 103
Conveyances
2
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You will learn the theory and practical applications of conveyance systems.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 104
Couplings, Clutches and Brakes
2
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You will learn the theoretical applications of couplings, clutches and brakes.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 105
Pneumatics/Compressors
2
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You will learn the theory and application of pneumatics and compressors.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 110
Overhead Travelling Crane Certification and Safety
3
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The course focuses on the operation and application of overhead travelling cranes. You will learn applicable occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations, rigging, signalling, load estimations, crane capabilities, crane controls and overall safe operation. You will learn safe work practices regarding ladders, scaffolds, fire containment and WHMIS.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 112
Machine Installation and Shaft Alignment
2
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You will be introduced to the basics of machine installation and shaft alignment.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
INDM 113
Lubrication, Bearings, Seals and Gaskets
5
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You will learn the theory and practical application of lubrication, bearings and seals as they apply to power transmissions.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 72.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
MATH 181
Industrial Mechanics Certificate Trade Mathematics
4
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You will review basic mathematics and the Imperial and Metric systems of measurement. You will be introduced to mathematical concepts that support applications in the industrial mechanics trade and your studies will focus on these various applications.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory
METL 101
Metallurgy and Fabrication
3
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You will learn theory and practical application of metallurgy for steels. You will learn theoretical and practical fabrication techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
PIPE 100
Pumps and Pipe Fitting
3
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You will learn the theory and practical application of all types of process pumps and pipe systems.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
PRAC 182
Work Experience
0
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You will participate in a work placement to further your understanding of workplace employer needs.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 80.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Work Experience - Group
TOOL 101
Machine Tool Operation
3
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You will learn the basic theory and operation of a lathe.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
TOOL 102
Hand Tools
3
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You will learn the theoretical and practical application of hand tools.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
TOOL 103
Assembly and Measuring Tools
3
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You will experience the theoretical and practical application of assembly tools and precision measuring tools.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
TOOL 104
Power Tools
3
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You will learn theory and practical operation of grinders, drills and threading machines.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
WELD 111
Welding and Cutting
6
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You will study the basics of stick (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), MIG (Gas Metal Arc Welding), and oxy-acetylene cutting and welding. You will also learn how to safely use and store the materials involved with these operations.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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