Find Out Where Your Skills Lie

Like working with your hands and love the idea of learning a trade, but not quite sure where to start? Confederation College’s Mechanical Techniques certificate program lets you try different trades to see what you might like best.

Mechanical Techniques Ontario College Certificate program combines in-class learning with practical demonstrations and hands-on instruction. You start building in the first semester, taking your new skills and using them to design and create assigned projects. Topics include mechanical practices, machine shop, welding practices, engineering graphics and industrial design. Not only will you start developing skills in all areas of trades, you’ll quickly learn what area of skilled trades appeals to you most!


  • Course follows the first year of the Mechanical Engineering Technician program, so you can transfer into Year 2 of that program after completion of this certificate
  • Program stresses multi-skills learning, which many employers are looking for today
  • Combines class work with hands-on learning to improve your skills

Through my acquired knowledge and skills from the Mechanical Techniques program I w...

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Dan Hill

Helper - Underground Maintenance and Welding

From the Mechanical Techniques program, I was able to enter the mechanical field....

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Rami Pinta

C.N.C Operator and Machining, Welding – Fabrication Layout

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Mechanical Techniques program go on to entry-level positions in various trades including Millwright, Industrial Mechanic, Machinist, pipe fitting, plumbing, Welder/Fitter and Sheet Metal Worker.

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