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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Foundation (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,210.36
Tuition: $2,392.56
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:55.20
Bus Pass Fee:66.60
PVHE-100 Fee:120.00
TDG Fee:40.50
Toolbox Fee:250.00
WHMIS Fee:30.50
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$817.80

*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.

Program Overview

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.  

Program Information:

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

Admission Requirements

Secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of a College of the Rockies assessment to an acceptable level.

Recommended prerequisites:
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

Start Dates

Visit our Trades Training Schedule 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

Program Competencies:

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.


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