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Millwrights are often described as jack of all trades as they are expected to install, maintain and repair all types of machinery in almost any industry. Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain all types of machinery and heavy mechanical equipment. They work from plans and blueprints and install equipment and align parts or components. Millwrights also maintain and repair machinery as required. They learn how to use grinders and lathes so they can make their own parts if necessary. Maintenance includes cleaning and lubricating, or adjusting valves and seals. They must inspect and examine the equipment to find and investigate problems and breakdowns, although some millwrights specialize in installation of machinery only.

BCIT also offers the Apprenticeship Technical Training in millwright.

The program

Training prepares students for entry-level employment as an apprentice in the millwright trade. Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice will enable students to become competent in basic millwright duties. Graduates receive credit for first-year apprenticeship technical training.

Program Entry

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Applicants should have:
    • Good command of oral and written English
    • Sufficient physical strength and stamina to meet the demands of the work, good hearing, good eyesight, normal colour vision, manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination
    • Good theoretical and practical mathematical skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Potential students with medical or physical difficulties should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the institute's rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963.

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

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Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

January and September

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$1,282 (general estimated cost, and subject to change)

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0700–1400, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  MILL 1200 Planning and Workplace Safety 6.0
  MILL 1201 Applied Physics and Math Calculations 6.0
  MILL 1202 Measuring and Layout Tools 4.0
  MILL 1203 Industrial Trades Drawing and Technical Information Processes 4.0
  MILL 1204 Tools, Fasteners and Fittings 4.0
  MILL 1205 Rigging, Cranes and Mobile Equipment 2.0
  MILL 1206 Shop Fixed Equipment, Machining, Welding and Steel Fabrication 16.0
  MILL 1207 Installation and Maintenance of Rotating Components and Mechanical Systems 4.0
  MILL 1208 Prepare for Employment and Final Project 2.0
 
Total Credits: 48.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

24 weeks, full-time

Grading

Minimum course passing grade is 70%.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Industry training authority

BCIT transfers the student's name, contact information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

The potential for entry into a millwright apprenticeship is good at this time. The expertise gained in this entry-level course is suitable for application to other trades and almost all industries. A graduate from this course should expect entry-level employment until an apprenticeship becomes available.

Anywhere that machinery exists there is usually work for a millwright. Employment for millwrights is mainly centred on the major BC industries: mining, pulp mills, wood processing and petrochemical plants, with smaller numbers being employed in the manufacturing field and the food processing industry. The construction industry also employs millwrights on short- and long-term contracts where their main function is the installation of equipment.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Faculty and staff

  • Bryan Messer, Millwright CQ, Chief Instructor
  • John Byron, Millwright CQ
  • Robert Braun, Millwright CQ
  • Stanley Jung, Millwright CQ
  • Erick Medina, Millwright CQ
  • Blair Patterson, Millwright CQ
  • Robert Braun, Millwright CQ
  • Keith Turner, Millwright CQ
  • Kelsey Wells, Administrative Assistant
  • Brian Buckley, BSc, Associate Dean

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