Mechanical Techniques


Ontario College Certificate

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades


34 weeks

Program Code



Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0394

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.

Top Highlights

  • Courses 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

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines. 
  2. contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. support sustainability best practices in workplaces.
  5. use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of manufacturing projects.
  6. troubleshoot and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
  7. contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
  9. assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.
From the Mechanical Techniques program, I was able to enter the mechanical field. The training and instruction I received provided me with strong...
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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