Pre-employment Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Open for Fall 2021

Open for Summer 2021

Open for Winter 2021

Length: 12 weeks Credential: Certificate Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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Overview

Learn to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain industrial equipment through courses that cover machining, blueprint reading and machine assembly.

This 12-week program is designed to offer an alternative route to those looking to enter the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. Classes cover the same materials delivered in a first-year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship.

Students in this program will be provided with the opportunity to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain industrial equipment and build skills in machining, machine assembly, blueprint reading, rigging and hoisting, machine alignment, drive systems and use of precision measurement tools and testing equipment.

The program prepares students to enter into an apprenticeship with hands-on skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will qualify to challenge the first-year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship exam.

Is this the right fit for me?

Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) are exposed to the duties involved in a variety of other trades, and therefore can be good candidates for promotion to supervisory and superintendent positions. Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) may find work in a wide variety of industries including oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, materials handling, and ski lift maintenance.

If you choose a career as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), you'll need the following characteristics:

  • problem-solving capabilities
  • physical strength and stamina
  • good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • the ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and blueprints
  • the ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems
  • analytical and able to work to precise measurements
  • enjoy working with your hands

Credentials

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for the first-year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the mining, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, materials handling and ski lift industries and are prepared to become indentured industrial mechanic (millwright) apprentices. 

Potential career progression includes: 

  • industrial mechanic (millwright) journeyperson 
  • management positions 

Related careers include: 

  • machinist 
  • natural gas compression technician 
  • heavy equipment technician 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $6,389

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full costs
Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.
  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020.
  • Applications for summer and fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 March 29, 2021
Summer 2021 July 5, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

Admission Requirements

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change. 
  • Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020.
  • Summer or fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 20-3, Pure Math 20, or Applied Math 20,
  • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2,
  • Science 10
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (Level 4) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.

Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our  international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Industrial Mechanical (Millwright) and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. 

Program Outline

Course Code Course Name Credits
MWRT 203 Millwright Theory I 1.5
MWRT 213 Millwright Machine Shop 3.0
MWRT 223 Millwright Shop I 1.5
MWRT 243 Millwright Machine Theory 1.5
Total Credits 12.0

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Rocky Mountain College

To learn more, visit Transfer Options.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $6,204 $186 - - $6,389

Fees

Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $86
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $50
Student technology fee: $50

Books and supplies*

  • Modules are provided to the students on the first day of the class and the modules are included in the cost of the tuition.
  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Winter 2021

Orientation date

Orientation details for new students will be provided closer to the program start date. Watch your inbox!

View our orientation page.

Delivery 

This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

You will need CSA-approved steel-toe boots and safety glasses.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The Winter 2021 booklist will be available beginning in late November.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone: 403.210.4343
Email: ma.info@sait.ca

Academic chair

Steve Wooldridge, Academic Chair
Email:  steve.wooldridge@sait.ca

Next steps for students who began in Fall 2020

Orientation date

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Delivery 

This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

You will need CSA-approved steel-toe boots and safety glasses.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Manufacturing and Automation
403.284.8641
ma.info@sait.ca

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