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Industrial Mechanics

Program Start: 8 January 2024
Application Deadline: 1 January 2024
Location: Nipawin
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 16 weeks


Industrial Mechanics is an applied certificate program. It provides knowledge and skill development in installing, servicing, repairing and overhauling machines which produce industrial goods.

You will receive:

  • a working knowledge of machinery common to most industries
  • an introduction to preventive maintenance procedures
  • an opportunity to develop the skills needed to install mechanical equipment and keep it in good running order


  • Grade 12 with on of the following mathematics: Foundations of Math 20 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20
  • English Language Requirement


Tuition: $3,000*
Books & Supplies: $1,200*
Student Fees: $100
Health & Dental Plan: $252*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


Industrial mechanics are also known by other trade names (i.e., maintenance mechanics, millwrights or machine repairmen). Graduates may find employment in commercial or industrial operations that use machinery. These include wood, cereal, meat processing and power generating plants, hard rock and potash mines, mills and refineries.

Industrial Mechanics Applied Certificate includes the following courses

Assembly and Measuring Tools (TOOL 115)

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

Drafting and Blueprint Reading (DRFT 113)

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.

Hand Threading Tools, Threads and Fasteners (TOOL 114)

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

Industrial Mechanics, Applied Certificate Trade Mathematics (MATH 107)

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

Intro to Indigenous Studies (INDG100)

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.

Lay-Out and Hand Cutting Tools (TOOL 156)

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

Metallurgy (METL 105)

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

Power Tools (TOOL 116)

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

Rigging (RIGG 100)

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

Safety and Communication Techniques (SAFE 106)

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

Welding and Cutting (WLDR 103)

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


Equivalent Course is WELD 103

Work Experience (WORK 117)

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

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