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Millwright/Machinist Foundation – Certificate

Program Details

Length: 9 months (36 weeks) or 8 months (30 weeks)

Total Credits: This program provides credit towards Red Seal Certification

Intake Terms: Fall, Winter

Campus: Silver King

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Certificate in Millwright / Machinist Foundation and credit for Level 1 and Level 2 Millwright (in 36 week program) and Level 1 Machinist; credit for Level 1 Millwright (in 30 week program) and Level 1 Machinist

Overview

Program Summary

This 36 week or 30 week program prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice millwrights (Industrial Mechanic) and as apprentice machinists with manufacturing firms and resource development firms.

Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn principals of both trades in the classroom and then apply their knowledge in the shop where they fabricate, install and maintain industrial tools, machines and equipment to exacting standards of precision.

Graduates of the 36 week Millwright Machinist Foundation program at Selkirk College earn Level 1 and Level 2 technical training credit towards the Millwright Apprenticeship as well as Level 1 Technical Training credit towards the Machinist Apprenticeship. Graduates of the Millwright Machinist 30-Week foundation Program at Selkirk College earn Level 1 technical training credit towards the millwright apprenticeship as well as Level 1 technical training credit towards the machinist apprenticeship. Additionally, graduates of either program have the option to claim advanced credit for either 425 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of the millwright apprenticeship or 500 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of the machinist apprenticeship

Graduates of the Millwright Machinist Foundation program at Selkirk College typically find employment as apprentice millwrights engaged in the operation and maintenance of machines and systems in manufacturing plants, resource development firms, mines, mills and various industrial enterprises. Apprentice machinists are typically employed to set up, calibrate, program and operate sophisticated machine tools in a variety of industrial environments.

Practical Training 36 week Millwright

  • Earn Level 1 and Level 2 training credit for your Millwright Apprenticeship.
  • Earn advanced credit for 425 work-based hours.
  • Operate and maintain systems and machines.

Practical Training 30-Week Millwright

  • Earn Level 1 training credit for your Millwright Apprenticeship.
  • Earn advanced credit for 425 work-based hours.
  • Operate and maintain systems and machines.

Practical Training  Machinist

  • Earn Level 1 credit for your Machinist Apprenticeship.
  • Earn advanced credit for 500 work-based hours.
  • Work in a variety of industrial environments.

Program Outcomes

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) Level 1

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • perform safety-related functions.
  • use tools and equipment.
  • perform routine trade activities.
  • use communication and mentoring techniques.
  • perform measuring and layout of work piece.
  • perform cutting and welding operations.
  • perform rigging, hoisting/lifting, and moving.

Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) Level 2

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • perform routine trade activities.
  • perform cutting and welding operations.
  • service shafts, bearings, and seals.
  • service couplings, clutches, and brakes.
  • service chain and belt drive systems.
  • service gear systems.
  • perform shaft alignment procedures.

Machinist Level 1

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • perform safety related tasks.
  • perform hand processes.
  • use applied mathematics.
  • use measuring tools.
  • interpret drawings and reference materials.
  • select materials.
  • refurbish components.
  • use drilling machines.
  • use power saws.
  • use lathes.
  • use milling machines.
  • use support machines.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a British Columbia Senior Secondary School or equivalent
  • Workplace Math 11, or Selkirk ABE Math 46, with a minimum of 60% or better
  • Consideration will be given to mature individuals (19 years or older) who are not senior secondary school graduates, provided they are working to complete the recommended education:
        - Grade 10 or equivalent including English 10, Mathematics 10
        - Grade 12 preferred
  • All applicants are required to complete a computerized placement test using the College Readiness Tool (CRT) in reading, writing and mathematics once they have submitted their application.
  • Employers may require higher level of Math as part of their hiring policies

Additional Requirements

  • A refundable tool deposit of $100 will be required at the start of the program
  • Physically fit, (mobility/lifting) good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, balance, work at heights & in adverse weather.
  • An interview (in person or by telephone) with the School Chair or designate may be required before entry to the program. Interview results are not used as criteria for admission.


Program Curriculum

See the ITA website for program outline.