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Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Year 1 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$730.28
Tuition: $684.18
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:16.10
Total Fees:$46.10

*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.

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Program Overview

This Millwright program delivers the Year 1 technical training competencies required in the British Columbia Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship trade.

A Journeyperson Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) is a skilled construction mechanic who enjoys working with a high degree of precision. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights layout, install, remove, re-build, repair, weld and fabricate all types of equipment and machinery. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights install new gas, steam and nuclear turbines of all manufacturers and sizes, as well as perform routine overhauls of those turbines and generators. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights also perform maintenance in power plants for utilities where equipment must be in top shape at all times. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights install, remove and maintain equipment of all types in factories. Industrial Mechanic Millwrights are also involved with many other types of equipment such as conveyor systems, escalators, pumps, motor alignment and fans of all types and sizes. A Journeyperson Industrial Mechanic Millwright is able to study and interpret blue prints and then put their knowledge and expertise to use to fabricate and maintain equipment.

This program provides the skills, knowledge and training necessary to safely understand, maintain and troubleshoot equipment in the heavy industry sector. This Year 1 Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprenticeship program includes a wide variety of millwright competencies including safety, shop drawings, tools and equipment, gears and maintenance procedures. Safe work habits and hands on shop experience will be used to develop the necessary skills and abilities.


Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Industrial Mechanic (Millwright Apprentice), OR
  • Journeyperson Millwright (for skills upgrading)

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


Program Competencies:

At the successful completion of this program, you should be able to apply your learning in a broad range of Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprenticeship skill areas:

A. Demonstrate Work Practices

  • 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.

B. Describe Trade Science

  • 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; and
  • classify and identify mechanical fasteners and locking devices.

C. Use Tools

  • 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; and
  • identify and describe the use of mobile equipment.

D. Cut, Fit and Fabricate

  • 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.

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 and maintain Oxy-Fuel Cutting, Welding, and Heating Equipment
  • Use and maintain Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Use and maintain Plasma Arc Cutting Equipment

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