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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Apprenticeship Levels 1-4

Overview 

Indentured apprentices combine on-the-job training with formal classroom technical training at Northwest Community College to earn journeyperson classification. To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority. Registration can be completed at www.itabc.ca.

Program Outline 

LEVEL 1

Line A Work Practices
Line B Trade Science
Line C Use Tools
Line F Cut, Fit and Fabricate

LEVEL 2

Line B Trade Science
Line D Lubricants, Seals and Bearings
Line E Install Equipment
Line F Cut Fit and Fabricate
Line H Service Power Transmissions            
Line I Service Fluid Power

LEVEL 3

Line E Install Equipment
Line H Service Power Transmissions
Line I Service Fluid Power
Line K Service Pumps
Line L Service Material Handling Systems     

LEVEL 4

Line A Work Practices
Line B Trade Science
Line E Install Equipment
Line G Maintain Prime Movers
Line I Service Fluid Power
Line J Service Compressors
Line M Operational Equipment Effectiveness
Career Opportunities 

Journeyman millwrights find employment in construction, maintenance, machine shops and stock keeping and sales. They are employed in manufacturing, processing, construction and entertainment industries. Their duties include a variety of skills required for other trades. Millwrights, therefore, make good candidates for promotion to supervisory and superintendent positions.

Admission Requirements 

Students entering Millwright Apprenticeship classes must be registered as an apprentice and submit a Trades Worker Identification (TWID) # upon registration.

Complete a NWCC Bursary Application [PDF]

Dates and Locations 
Location Level Start End
Terrace  Level 2 July 9, 2018 August 24, 2018
Future Intakes:
Prince Rupert** Level 3 Summer 2019*  
Prince Rupert** Level 4 Summer 2020*  
Prince Rupert** Level 2 Summer 2021*  

*Future planned intakes may be subject to change.  Please check back to confirm availability.

**This program is being delivered at a public school where a BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check is required by the local school district; you will be studying in an area with children and vulnerable adults present. The cost of this check will be covered by the college. If you require more information you can contact an Admissions Officer at 1-877-277-2288 x 5203.

See the list of Ministry of Justice CRC Offences reviewed.

Program Fees 
FEES Full-time Domestic (7 Weeks) Full-time International (7 Weeks)
Tuition: $499.38 $2,122.37
Student Unions Fees: $41.52 $41.52
Mandatory Fees: $143.64 $166.08
Health Insurance:  N/A $234.60
**Total Tuition:  684.54 $2,564.57

Fees are effective as of August 7th, 2018

Books & Supplies

Books are available at the NWCC Bookstore. Please check your local campus for details.

In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:

  • C.S.A. approved safety footwear (WorkSafeBC regulations)
  • Gloves
  • Tools
  • Classroom supplies (Pencils, pens, eraser, ruler, 2 three ring binders, paper and a scientific calculator)
  • Appropriate clothing