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Industrial Mechanics (DVS)


Here is one of the training programs that surely offers the most opportunities in Québec!

If you enjoy manual work, if you are fascinated by machines in general, if you see yourself making, building, repairing and installing equipment, you can be assured that employers in our regions are looking for people like you!

Job opportunities

As a construction mechanic or industrial mechanic, you could work in places such as:
  • Manufacturing plants or industries
  • Mechanic shops
  • Construction sites

Possible specialization

  • AVS maintenance mechanic in industrial commands
  • AVS in preventive mechanic maintenance
  • Technical studies in mechanical engineering
  • Industrial maintenance technology

Objectives of the program

Acquire the knowledge and the skills to diagnose malfunctions inequipment, to apply the techniques needed to practice the trade an to maintain, repair and install industrial equipment. To interpret drawings, specifications and other technical documentation.

Skills to be acquired

  • Install, maintain, repair, troubleshoot and modify mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrohydraulic and electropneumatic computer assisted or programmable automated systems.
  • Work with equipments or systems such as pumps, compressor outlets, electric motors, etc.
  • Participate in assembling production line equipment or starting up a new plant.

Admission Requirements

  • Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning; OR
  • Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the current school year begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics (MATH 416) OR;
  • Have earned those same credits at Secondary III level and obtain the Secondary IV credits while pursuing Vocational Training courses OR;
  • Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the functional prerequisites.

Program Content

Code Statement of the Competency Hours Credits
755-002 Apply concepts related to health and safety on construction sites 30 2
898-201 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
898-212 Draw sketches and diagrams 30 2
898-224 Interpret drawings, specifications and technical documentation 60 4
898-242 Use measuring instruments 30 2
898-255 Perform manual machining operations 75 5
898-262 Perform lubrication operations 30 2
898-272 Use lifting and handling techniques 30 2
898-283 Perform operations related to the removal, installation and adjustment of shafts, bearings and bushings 45 3
898-297 Maintain and repair transmission and motion transformation components and devices 105 7
898-303 Work with tubes, pipes and hoses 45 3
898-314 Use alignment techniques 60 4
898-325 Maintain and repair industrial pumps and motors 75 5
898-336 Check the electrical components of industrial production equipment 90 6
898-345 Maintain, repair and adjust vacuum pumps, pneumatic motors and compressors 75 5
898-358 Assemble, maintain and repair hydraulic and electrohydraulic circuits 120 8
898-365 Assemble, maintain and repair pneumatic and electropneumatic circuits 75 5
898-373 Use static and dynamic balancing techniques 45 3
898-384 Use logical diagnostic procedures 60 4
898-396 Troubleshoot automated systems 90 6
898-403 Use vibration analysis techniques 45 3
898-416 Perform machining operations using machine tools 90 6
898-428 Perform cutting and welding operations 120 8
898-432 Perform metal forming operations 30 2
898-444 Apply a preventive and prospective maintenance program for industrial equipment 60 4
898-451 Use job search techniques 15 1
898-466 Install industrial equipment 90 6
898-475 Troubleshoot industrial equipment 75 5
898-486 Do a practicum in the workplace 90 6

Total: 1800 hours

Loans and bursaries are available from the MELS.

* In partnership with Commission scolaire de la Rivìère-du-Nord at the Centre Performance Plus in Lachute.

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