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Industrial Mechanics (Millwright)

Post-Secondary Education - Trades & Technology

Sask Polytech Applied Certificate

If you like working with machinery, enjoy solving mechanical problems, and are good with your hands, consider a career as an Industrial Mechanic.

Industrial mechanics (also known as maintenance mechanics, millwrights, or machine repairmen) install, repair, overhaul, and maintain stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

Learn about drafting and blueprint reading, tool use, basic welding, fabrication and installation, pumps, mechanical components,
preventative maintenance, safety, and more.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work on machines in a wide variety of commercial or industrial operations such as mines, mills, refineries, power generating plants, and wood, cereal, or meat processing plants.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

This program is approximately 16 weeks long.

You’ll need Grade 12 with FDN MATH 20 or W&A MATH 20 or PRE CALC 20 & English Language Requirement.

The following courses are offered:

DRFT 113 - Drafting and Blueprint Reading

You will develop basic working drawings of small part assemblies by taking measurements, documenting relevant information, and developing sketches. You will construct parts and assemblies from your completed working drawings.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

MATH 107 - Trade Mathematics

The course reviews basic mathematical concepts and introduces mathematical concepts that support applications in the Industrial Mechanics trade.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

METL 105 - Metallurgy

You will learn the theory and practical application of metallurgy for steels. You will learn practical forging techniques.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0

RIGG 100 - Rigging

You will learn applicable occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations. You will learn rigging techniques, how to maintain equipment and calculate load estimations.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

SAFE 106 - Safety and Communication Techniques

You will learn the theoretical and practical activities related to safety and communication in the workplace.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

TOOL 114 - Hand Threading Tools, Threads and Fasteners

You will learn the theoretical and practical application of hand threading tools, threads, and fasteners.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0

TOOL 115 - Assembly and Measuring Tools

You will experience the theoretical and practical application of assembly and precision measuring tools.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0

TOOL 116 - Tools

You will learn the theory and practical operation of grinders, drills, and threading machines.

Credit Units: 4  Course Hours: 60.0

TOOL 156 - Lay-Out and Hand Cutting Tools

You will learn the theoretical and practical applications of layout tools and hand-cutting tools.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

WLDR 103 - Welding and Cutting

You will study the basics of oxy-acetylene cutting and welding. You will learn to safely use and store material involved with these operations.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0

WORK 117 - Work Experience

You will participate in a work placement to further your understanding of workplace employer needs.

Credit Units: 0  Course Hours: 80.0

INDG 100 – Intro to Indigenous Studies

You will receive an introduction to the Indigenous cultural groups within Saskatchewan. You will learn about the colonization of Indigenous peoples by the Canadian state. Your studies will help you discuss current issues and explore possible solutions.

Credit Units: 1     Course Hours: 15


Grade 12 with FDN MATH 20 or W&A MATH 20 or PRE CALC 20 & English Language Requirement

Application Fee:$ 50.00
Total: $ 50.00

The following is an estimate and is subject to change without notice.

Tuition & Fees Books & Supplies Total


$480 $3,805


Program Details

Start Date:February 12, 2024
Dates & Times:

Starts February 12, 2024


For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623