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Harmonized Millwright Foundation


Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwright is designated as Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Millwrights also perform routine maintenance activities, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, adjusting valves and seals, and investigating breakdowns. This program follows the ITA program outline: and is 24 weeks in lenght. 

Program Outline 




HMILLF 11010


Perform Safety-Related Functions

HMILLF 11020


Use Tools and Equipment

HMILLF 11030


Perform Routine Trade Activities

HMILLF 11040


Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques

HMILLF 11050


Perform Measuring and Layout of Work Piece

HMILLF 11060


Perform Cutting and Welding Operations

HMILLF 11070


Perform Rigging, Hoisting/Lifting and Moving

Career Opportunities 

Upon successful completion for the Harmonized Millwright Foundations program students will be able to safely enter into the Millwright field and demonstrate safety work practices, use basic hand skills and understand the basic principles needed begin their apprenticeship in the Millwright trade. This program meets the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Millwright Level 1 requirements. Students will demonstrate positive workplace attitudes and effective communications skills.

Admission Requirements 
  • Grade 12 Graduation OR *Mature Student AND
  • English 10 or Equivalent AND
  • Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Higher
  • Successful completion of a CAT Assessment Test AND
  • Physics 11 AND/OR Pre-Calc 11 Recommended

*Adult Learners attending programs offered at High School Settings must submit a CRC 

Unless otherwise noted, Permission of Instructor may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the Admission and Registration section for details on this policy.

Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.

Trades learners are encouraged to enhance their employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1. OFA courses are scheduled throughout the year at NWCC.

Complete a NWCC Bursary Application [PDF]

Dates and Locations 
Location  Start End
Prince Rupert  January 7, 2019 June 21, 2019
Future Intakes:
Houston Winter 2020*  
Prince Rupert Fall 2020*  

*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 


Full-time Domestic (24 Weeks)

Full-time International (24 Weeks)
Tuition: $1,712.16 $7,276.68
Student Union Fees: $83.04 $83.04
Mandatory Fees: $492.48 $537.36
Health Insurance :  N/A $234.60
Total: $2,287.68 $8,131.68

Fees are effective as of August 7, 2018
**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken. 

Books & Supplies

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

Tool Kits are available for purchase through the NWCC Tool Crib. Kits are limited and reserved for students enrolled in specific Trades programs only. Tool kits do not include the required PPE and Supplies on the TOOLS/ SUPPLIES LIST. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please pay for tool kits at the Registration Office. 

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

  • Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at the NWCC Bookstore)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Tools