Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Foundation (2017/18)
|Total Cost (tuition & fees)||$3,160.46|
|International Tuition »|
All students that apply to the College are required to pay the $30 application fee. The application fee for international students is $100. Trades Apprenticeship students who are new to the College pay a one-time application fee per trade.
|Student Association Fee:|
For credit based courses there is an $11.50 student association fee for each course. The maximum student associate fee is 3 courses per semester for a total of $34.50. Some programs (Trades, Vocational & Health) are charged based on number of weeks they are in session. For these programs the student association fee is $2.30 per week of study (an 8 week program is charged $2.30 x 8 weeks = $18.40 fee).
|Bus Pass Fee:|
Students that are enrolled in full time studies at College of the Rockies pay a bus pass fee for unlimited access to public transit in the Cranbrook area. This fee only applies to students enrolled in an On-campus program at the Cranbrook and Gold Creek campus (online students are not required to pay bus pass fees).
This fee is for Occupational First Aid Level 1 and is required for this program. Occupational First Aid Level 1 is a 7-hour program that equips you with emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR, and conscious and unconscious choking. Students that have a valid PVHE-100 Certificate are not required to take this course.
This fee is for Transport of Dangerous Goods and is required for this program. TDG covers shipping documentation, labels and packaging, driver documentation and information regarding an accident or emergency. Students that have a valid TDG Certificate are not required to take this course.
Students in Trades related programs are required to pay a Toolbox fee.
This fee is for Workplace Hazardous Material Information System and is required for this program. WHMIS covers the information necessary to understand and apply the requirements of the Federal Hazardous Products Act. Students that have a valid WHIMIS Certificate are not required to take this course.
|Health and Dental Fee:|
An annual fee of $225 for the Health & Dental Plan is charged to students registered in the Fall Term in nine or more face-to-face (in-class) credits/hours or enrolled in full-time programs lasting for at least nine weeks of study. This plan provides you with extended health and dental coverage for some of those services not covered by the BC MSP and other health-care programs.
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.
This comprehensive 24 week Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Foundation (pre-apprenticeship) program provides students the skills, knowledge and training necessary to safely understand, maintain and perform troubleshooting on equipment in the heavy industry sector and covers the program competencies for Level 1 of the four year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship program. Content covered includes using codes, regulations and standards for safety related functions, performing routine trade activities such as leveling of components and systems, use reference documentation, use mechanical drawings and specifications, performing measuring and layout of work pieces, performing cutting and welding operations with oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting equipment and performing hoisting/lifting, moving and rigging.
The program is taught through regular lectures and demonstrations, and students are given extensive practical training in an industrial shop setting. Safe work habits are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.
Upon successful completion of the 24 week Industrial Mechanic (millwright) Foundation program, students receive:
- Level 1 Technical Training credit from the Industry Training Authority of the 4 Level Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship program
- 425 Work-based training hours
- Certificate of Completion Millwright (Industry Training Authority)
- College of the Rockies Certificate
Secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of a College of the Rockies assessment to an acceptable level.
The following education is highly recommended for student success within the program:
- Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Trades Mathematics 11, or equivalent
- English 12
Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)
Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca
Visit our Trades Training Schedule f for program start dates
Technical Training Content:
IMECH 101 Work Practices
- Explain Federal/ Provincial Occupational Health and Safety regulations
- Explain and Apply Environmental Regulations
- Use Personal Protective Equipment
- Follow Safe Working Practices
- Use Communication and Teamwork Skills
- Interpret Plans and Sketches
- Use Reference Resources
IMECH 102 Trade Science
- Use Trade Math
- Describe Materials
- Use Fasteners
IMECH 103 Use Tools
- Use Hand Tools
- Use Measuring and Layout Tools and Instruments
- Use Portable Power Tools
- Use Fixed Shop Machines and Equipment
- Use Mobile Access Equipment
IMECH 104 Cut, Fit and Fabricate
- Describe Welding Practices
- Use Oxy-Fuel Cutting, Welding and Heating Equipment
- Use Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Use Plasma Arc Cutting Equipment
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to
- describe the application of the parts of the Workers' Compensation Act outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations;
- describe the purpose of HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials Safety) regulations and the WHMIS regulations;
- identify the personal protective equipment required for various situations;
- identify various possible hazards that may be encountered on the job site and describe the corrective actions required;
- identify fire hazards and the four types of fires;
- recognize the ergonomic risks in the workplace and identify applicable preventive measures;
- use trade terminology in clear oral and written communication;
- identify the types of drawings and diagrams associated with the millwright trade; and
- read and interpret various textbooks, service manuals and bulletins related to the performance of the work;
- use a scientific calculator, graphs, tables and charts to solve problems in their work place;
- identify the characteristics associated with metals and list methods of mechanical and chemical testing;
- classify and identify mechanical fasteners and locking devices;
- select and use millwright hand tools;
- identify and use measuring tools and instruments;
- select and use portable power tools;
- select and use fixed shop machines and equipment;
- identify and describe the use of mobile equipment;
- describe the safe work practices for oxy-acetylene or gas welding and cutting;
- set up and regulate gas welding equipment; and
- identify shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment.