Program Objectives

The purpose of this program is to train technicians to carry out the technical design of different components and mechanical systems, to plan manufacturing and to take care of quality control. Mandatory competencies (23) from the specific training category aim to ensure the versatility of graduates and to enable them to work equally in the fields of design and manufacturing. The category entitled elective competencies (7 competencies) aims at the development of competencies in the particular fields such as: development of manufacturing range, programming of machines with numerical control, design and the manufacturing of tools, industrial lines and mechanical systems with their frame, the manufacturing of prototypes, quality control, the planning of the maintenance of machinery, the organization and the coodination of production, technological survey and research and development. This program will contribute to the development and training of students in the following capacities: to include/understand and apply all directives in relation to their work (to establish interpersonal relationships, to work as a team and to adapt to changes), to plan and organize their work with an emphasis on productivity (accuracy, precision, quality, time limits), good judgement, communicate orally and written in French, to bring in new ideas and solutions, defend a project or an idea, use production equipment, to have continuous improvement and to learn individually.

Length of training

Specific (hours)Total (hours)
21302790

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Program Content

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
012D To analyze the occupation
012E To solve problems related to industrial mechanics
012F To interpret technical drawings
012G To sketch objects
012H To interpret technical information about materials and manufacturing processes
012J To analyze the internal and external forces exerted on a mechanical object
012K To plan the application of heat treatments
012L To do the engineering design of an object's fasteners
012M To use a computerized work station
012N To produce detail drawings of mechanical components
012P To take and interpret measurements
012Q To operate a conventional lathe
012R To operate a conventional milling machine
012S To determine dimensional tolerances
012T To determine the geometric tolerances required for an assembly
012U To produce assembly drawings
012V To operate a numerical control machine tool
012W To program a machining centre manually
012X To adapt to new types of work organization
012Y To establish the sequence of operations for manufacturing processes
012Z To control the quality of products
0130 To modify the design concept of the components of a piece of industrial equipment
0131 To do the engineering design of the tools necessary for a manufacturing project

Elective competencies to be selected by the educational institution (Between 7 to 10 competencies)

Number or Code Statement of the Competency
0132 To keep abreast of new technologies
0133 To program anumerical control lathe manually
0134 To develop a process sheet
0135 To do automatic programming
0136 To produce the tools necessary to carry out a manufacturing project
0137 To plan the maintenance of a machine population
0138 To maintain manufacturing machines
0139 To organize the work for a medium production run
013A To coodinate a medium production run
013B To produce flat pattern layouts
013C To use the specialized functions of a computer-aided drafting (CAD) program
013D To make a three-dimensional model of an object
013E To develop hydraulic and pneumatic circuits for industrial machines
013F To do the engineering design of an industrial piping system
013G Do the engineering design of an industrial work process system
013H Do the engineering design of machine housings
013J Develop basic automated circuits
013K Automate an industrial system
013L Coordinate a design project
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2130 hours

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV TS or S or Secondary V CST Mathematics: Technical and Scientific option (564426) or Secondary IV Science option (565426) or Secondary V Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563504).
• Sec. V Physics – Secondary V Physics (553504)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

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Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical engineering technicians draw plans for mechanical parts or machine parts. They develop manufacturing ranges, design tools, dies, jigs, program machine tools and manufacture mechanical parts. In industry, they may perform quality control on products. This is a stimulating occupation in the industrial sector suitable for people with skills in numeracy and drafting. A job as a mechanical engineering technician requires meticulousness, creativity and attention to detail.

Related Training(s)

Industrial Drafting
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Average Salary

Mechanical Engineering Technician — $29.80

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