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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Foundation (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,193.62
Tuition: $2,440.32
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:55.20
Bus Pass Fee:66.60
Occupational First Aid Level 1 Fee:122.00
Toolbox Fee:250.00
Health and Dental Fee:229.50
Total Fees:$753.30

*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 level 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 includes classroom theory, demonstrations, practical hands-on training in an industrial shop setting. Safe work habits are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program. 

Credentials Granted:

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 Perform Safety Related Functions

  • Use codes, regulations and standards
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment
  • Maintain safe worksite
  • Perform lock-out, tag-out and zero energy procedures

IMECH 102 Use Tools and Equipment

  • Use hand and portable power tools
  • Use shop machines
  • Use access equipment

IMECH 103 Perform Routine Trade Activities

  • Use mathematics and science
  • Lubricate systems and components
  • Perform leveling of components and systems
  • Use fastening and retaining devices
  • Use manufacturer, supplier and reference documentation
  • Use mechanical drawings and specifications

IMECH 104 Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques

  • Use communication techniques

IMECH 105 Perform Measuring and Layout of Work Piece

  • Prepare work area, tools and equipment
  • Layout and fabricate work piece

IMECH 106 Perform Cutting and Welding Operations

  • Cut material with oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting equipment

IMECH 107 Perform Rigging, Hoisting/Lifting and Moving

  • Select and use sling and rigging attachments
  • Select and use hoisting and lifting equipment
  • Create a rigging plan

Program Competencies:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to

  • use codes, regulations and standards;
  • use personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment;
  • maintain safe worksite;
  • perform lockout, tag-out and zero-energy procedures;
  • use hand and portable power tools, shop machines and access equipment;
  • lubricate systems and components;
  • perform leveling of components and systems;
  • use fastening and retaining devices;
  • use manufacturer, supplier and reference documentation;
  • use mechanical drawings and specifications;
  • prepare work area, tools and equipment;
  • layout and fabricate work pieces;
  • cut material with ox fuel and plasma arc cutting equipment;
  • select and use sling and rigging attachments;
  • select and use hoisting and lifting equipment; and
  • create a rigging plan.

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