Build It. Fix It. Maintain It.

For hundreds of years, machines have moved humankind forward. With every technological advance, someone has to be available to build, fix and maintain them. That someone can be you!

Confederation College’s Mechanical Engineering Technician two-year program is designed to provide students with a balanced approach to mechanical engineering. The program will give you the knowledge and hands-on experience to meet the requirements of a broad range of trades including Millwright, Machinist and Steam Fitter, as well as the academic requirements of technician-level positions. Courses cover a wide and interesting variety of topics including mechanical practices, mechanical design, welding practices, power transmission, machine shop, statics, strength of materials and fluid power. 

NEW! Ten Indigenous graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program now have the opportunity for possible employment as a millwright at Resolute Forest Products.
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  • Balance of practical and coursework – you might be getting your hands dirty with a wrench one day, then be designing with CAD the next!
  • One optional co-op work placement get you experience in the field
  • Prepares you for further apprenticeship learning in a variety of trades

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program go on to a variety of positions including apprenticeship in millwright, Machinist, steam fitter trades, design drafting, mechanical sales, production operations and hydraulics servicing. 

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