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Mechanical Techniques - Millwright

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 04991 Length: 2 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MGA4U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MHF4U or equivalent)
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthOpenOpen
May 2017NorthOpenOpen
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen
May 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,852.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Upon completion of this program, graduates may choose to pursue the Electrical Techniques, Plumbing Techniques, or Electromechanical Engineering Technician programs at Humber or pursue a millwright apprenticeship. Graduates will have the skill set to look at many different areas in the skilled trades.

Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Rob Filice
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78099


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,933.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,393.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $15.00 $15.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Millwright Techniques certificate program is designed to help introduce prospective millwrights to the trade. The program aims to facilitate employment or provide the required components to enter into a millwright apprenticeship program, giving practical experience with trade regulations and practices. You will gain a solid understanding of the various technical theory and elements of the millwright trade. There will be a significant practical component to the program, and you will learn valuable skills by using the latest industry software programs and working in fully equipped up-to-date labs and shops. At Humber, skilled instructors highlight current trends within the industry and strive to duplicate situations that apprentices and skilled tradespeople will see in their everyday working life.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.

  • Follow quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.

  • Protect self and others by practicing safe work habits and complying with legislation and company safety and housekeeping practices and procedures.

  • Identify economic, social and environmental sustainability issues that impact the millwright trade and support sustainability best practices in the workplace.

  • Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.

  • Apply mathematical and mechanical knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems.

  • Use drawings and schematics by reading and interpreting engineering, machine, and component drawings and symbols; drawing or sketching assembly and component parts; reading and interpreting reports and technical and manufacturers’ manuals; and reading and interpreting schematics and diagrams.

  • Write components of maintenance and job-specific technical reports.

  • Maintain and use precision measuring equipment and alignment instruments with accuracy.

  • Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications and industry standards.

  • Select, use and perform preventive and predictive maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment for the planning, installation, manufacturing and troubleshooting and repair of basic mechanical components in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, government regulations, and company policy.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with fellow workers, company representatives, and other tradespeople.

  • Conduct oneself as an ambassador of the millwright trade, displaying beginning confidence, competence and class of workmanship as it relates to the millwright trade.



The Humber Experience

Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast

skilled trades breakfast

Congratulations to all of the honors students who could make it to the annual "Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast"!

Spotlight: Rob Clark

Rob Clark

Rob Clark, Program Coordinator, Mechanical Techniques

Students spend the majority of their time in Humber’s Centre for Trades & Technology which features two full-sized townhomes and dedicated labs for construction, welding, hydraulic, mechanical, home renovation, plumbing, electrical, woodworking and cabinetmaking programs.

Your Career

Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire. According to the Working in Canada Report (Government of Canada), employment opportunities for licensed millwrights will be steady.

Graduates of this program will find a range of employment opportunities through millwright apprenticeship programs, as well as positions associated with construction and industry work, metal fabrication, as well as green energy. There are many opportunities for advancement within this career path from supervisory to management positions.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.