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Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) - Year 4 - 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.

Additional Program Info

Program Overview

This Millwright program delivers the Year 4 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 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. In factories Industrial Mechanic Millwrights install, remove and maintain equipment of all types. 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 blueprints 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 perform troubleshooting on equipment in the heavy industry sector. This Year 4 Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprenticeship program includes a wide variety of millwright competencies including utilizing rigging materials, basic laws of physics and mechanics, and basic repair of couplings, etc. 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 that has successfully completed Year 3 technical training and completed the pre-requisite number of hours of work experience, OR
  • Journeyperson Millwright (for skills upgrading)

Start Dates

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates


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

A. Industrial Mechanical competencies:
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • incorporate a "safety first" approach to every job and in every situation
  • understand and apply basic laws of physics and mechanics
  • understand and use information in technical drawings
  • use a wide variety of shop tools and measuring devices
  • understand and apply the concept of "tolerance" in machine maintenance
  • select common industrial fasteners and repair or modify threads
  • understand basic principles of friction and lubrication; select and apply appropriate oils and greases
  • utilize a variety of rigging materials and procedures to lift and move loads
  • maintain and perform basic repair of shafts and attachments
  • select, maintain, remove and install a variety of bearings
  • maintain and perform basic repair of machine drive assemblies (including belt drives, chain drives and gear drives)
  • maintain and perform basic repair of couplings, clutches, and seals
  • perform basic maintenance of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • understand and apply elements of materials handling systems
  • install, level and align equipment
  • use welding equipment to perform basic cutting and burning tasks
  • follow preventative maintenance schedules
  • support appropriate ventilation and pollution control operations in the workplace
  • define personal job related limitations, and know when to request additional expertise

B. Advancement Competencies
At the completion of this program, students should have an improved ability to:

  • Make generalizations (transfer knowledge and training to new situations)
  • Think critically and act logically to evaluate situations
  • Adapt to new situations and demands by applying and/or updating knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, motivation, energy and persistence to get the job done
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Prevent, identify or solve basic problems with equipment
  • Work towards accomplishing collective goals and responsibilities
  • Recognize when it is necessary to seek more information from others


IMECH 401 Work Practices

  • Use Communication and Teamwork Skills
  • Plan Job Requirements

IMECH 402 Trade Science

  • Describe Theory of Electricity and Electronics

IMECH 403 Install Equipment

  • Describe Procedures for Commissioning Equipment
  • Commission Equipment

IMECH 404 Maintain Prime Movers

  • Explain Prime Mover Theory
  • Describe Electric Motors
  • Maintain Electric Motors
  • Describe Internal Combustion Engines
  • Describe the Maintenance of Internal Combustion Engines
  • Describe Turbines
  • Describe the Maintenance of Turbines
  • Describe Power Turbines

IMECH 405 Service Fluid Power

  • Explain Pneumatic Theory
  • Describe Pneumatic Components
  • Interpret Pneumatic Schematics
  • Identify Pneumatic Pumps
  • Assemble, Maintain and Troubleshoot Pneumatic Circuits
  • Explain the Theory of Vacuum and Vacuum Systems
  • Interpret Vacuum Symbols
  • Identify Vacuum System Components
  • Describe Vacuum Systems
  • Maintain and Troubleshoot Vacuum Systems
  • IMECH 406 Service Compressors
  • Explain Compressor Theory
  • Identify and Describe Types of Compressors
  • Service Compressors

IMECH 407 Operational Equipment Effectiveness

  • Describe Operational Equipment Effectiveness Processes
  • Describe Use of Predictive Maintenance Tools
  • Identify Equipment and Process Deficiencies
  • Perform Vibration Analysis and Rotating Equipment Balancing


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