Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Foundation
At College of the Rockies, get the practical and hands-on training you need to become an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) in our fully equipped industrial shop and take your technical training from our qualified Red Seal certified instructors.
Millwrights install, repair, overhaul, and maintain a variety of machines in addition to mechanical equipment like conveyor systems.
The 24-week Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Foundation (pre-apprenticeship) program will give you the skills, knowledge and training you need to enter heavy industry sector and covers all the competencies for Level 1 of the four level Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship program. 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.
In this program, you will learn about:
- Perform Safety Related Functions
- Use Tools and Equipment
- Perform Routine Trade Activities
- Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
- Perform Measuring and Layout of Work Pieces
- Perform Cutting and Welding Operations
- Perform Rigging Hoisting/Lifting and Moving
For a complete program description, including prerequisite details and technical training content about each level of training see: Industrial Mechanic Foundation Program
You will also take:
- Occupational First Aid Level 1
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems
*Students must complete Occupational First Aid Level 1 within the program or have a current Occupational First Aid Level 1 certificate valid to the end of the program.
When you successfully finish the program you will receive:
- 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:
- Workplace MATH 10 and Apprenticeship MATH 12. Either Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Trades Mathematics 11, or equivalent
- Either English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 090, or equivalent
If you are a high school student, contact the counseling office at your high school for information on how to become a Youth Train in Trades student and get a jump-start on your trades training while you complete your high school diploma. Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades program.
Tuition and Fees:
|Student Association Fee:||$55.20|
|Bus Pass Fee:||$66.60|
|Occupational First Aid Level 1 Fee:||$139.00|
|Health and Dental Fee:||$229.50|
Additional Student Costs for Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies:
- Steel toed boots
- Safety glasses
- Flame resistant work clothes
- Pens, pencils, coloured pencils, binders
- Reference manuals
- Texas instrument TI30 calculator
Why Choose a Career as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)?
- It’s an in demand trade!
- According to the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2018 Edition there will be 3,310 job openings by 2027.
- According to Work BC you can earn up to $39.00 per hour!
After graduating from the Industrial Mechanic program, you can explore a wide variety of career opportunities with:
- Manufacturing plants
- Utility corporations
- Industrial plants
- Ski hills
- Logging operations
- Visit the Canada Job Bank to search for available jobs
With experience, there is always room for advancement and you could explore the option of becoming a maintenance director or project manager!
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Foundation Training Schedule
|*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)||FDTN||September 5, 2023||February 29, 2024||24 Weeks|
|*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)||FDTN||September 3, 2024||March 6, 2025||24 Weeks|
*Projected | All dates subject to change |