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Millwright/Machinist Foundation - Certificate

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.
Program at a Glance
Length
9 months (36 weeks) or 8 months (30 weeks)
Credential
Certificate
Delivery Method
On Campus
Campus
Silver King
Intake Dates
Fall
Winter
Contacts
Rob Schwarzer
School Chair
Phone
1 (250) 352-6601
13212
Direct
1 (250) 354-3212
    Overview

    Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn principles 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.

    Precision in Demand

    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.

    Pathway to your Trade with Selkirk College

    Graduates of the Millwright Machinist 36-Week 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

    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. 

    Youth Train in Trades

    The Youth Train in Trades program is designed to help secondary school students get a head start on careers in the trades while earning credit towards their high school graduation. Learn more online at Skilled Trades BC.

    For more information, speak with your high school guidance counsellor or get in touch with Selkirk College’s Industry and Trades administrative assistant.

    Program Outcomes

    Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) Level 1

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

    1. Perform safety-related functions
    2. Use tools and equipment
    3. Perform routine trade activities
    4. Use communication and mentoring techniques
    5. Perform measuring and layout of work piece
    6. Perform cutting and welding operations
    7. Perform rigging, hoisting/lifting and moving

    Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) Level 2

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

    1. Perform routine trade activities
    2. Perform cutting and welding operations
    3. Service shafts, bearings and seals
    4. Service couplings, clutches and brakes
    5. Service chain and belt drive systems
    6. Service gear systems
    7. Perform shaft alignment procedures

    Machinist Level 1

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

    1. Perform safety-related tasks
    2. Perform hand processes
    3. Use applied mathematics
    4. Use measuring tools
    5. Interpret drawings and reference materials
    6. Select materials
    7. Refurbish components
    8. Use drilling machines
    9. Use power saws
    10. Use lathes
    11. Use milling machines
    12. Use support machines
    • Graduation from a British Columbia Senior Secondary School or equivalent
    • Workplace Math 11, or Selkirk AUD 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 and 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.

    General

    a) Applicants must submit a completed admission application form and other required documents (i.e. secondary school and any post-secondary transcripts) to the admissions office, Selkirk College.

    b) Applicants are required to complete pre-admission College Readiness Tool in reading, writing and mathematics.

    c) Consideration will be given to mature individuals (see below).

    2. Mature Student (see Policy 8611: Admissions)

    a) A "mature student" is at least 19 years and has been out of the school system for at least one year on or before the first day of classes of the program.

    b) A mature student with reasonable potential for success on the basis of work experience or other criteria may be admitted, notwithstanding some deficiency in prior formal education, at the School Chair’s discretion.

    c) A mature student shall normally meet the specific program or course prerequisites.

    B. SELECTION

    Applications will be separated into two levels as identified in Selkirk College Policy 8611: Admissions

    namely "fully qualified" and "partially qualified".

    1. Fully Qualified

    The applicant meets all of the requirements stated in Part I, A, above.

    2. Partially Qualified

    The applicant is deficient in meeting some or all of the admission requirements stated in Part I, A, above.

    Order of Selection see Policy 8611: Section 5.2 (8) and (9)

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    1. Before an applicant's file is considered to be complete, the following must have been received by the Admissions office:

    a) Completed application form.

    b) Official transcripts of high school grades (an interim statement of grades is acceptable if applicant is currently a student).

    c) Official transcripts of all post-secondary education grades.

    d) The results of College Readiness Tool (CRT).

    2. Applications for admission will be received until the program is full.

    3. 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.

    Graduation and Promotion

    In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum of 70% average.

    PROMOTION

    1. Students should keep records of their grades and strive to maintain a Progress Grade of 70% or better. Students should be aware of their Progress Grade at all times.

    GRADUATION

    1. Certificate Requirements

    a) Completion of all courses in the program. (See below)

    b) A Cumulative Average of 70% or better.

    All amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Tuition amounts are based on a full-time course load. Please note that many programs have additional costs beyond those listed here. For more information, please visit Tuition & Fees.

    Effective Term:

    Fall, Winter

    Effective Year:

    20240801

    Assessment:

    Grading will be based on the categories defined in Selkirk College Policy 8612: Grading.

    a) Grading Table 2 for Theoretical Component of Millwright/Machinist Foundation

    b) Grading Options for Practical (Shop) Component of Millwright/Machinist Foundation

    Credit Granted: CRG No Credit Granted: NCG

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    Grading Table:

    Standard Trades Programs

    Types of Assessments:

    1. Types and Frequency of Evaluation (Selkirk College Policy 8613: Student Evaluation)

    a) Students are evaluated and graded in each subject or course topic as indicated in the program outline.

    (i) Students will complete a series of weighted Subject Exams occurring as indicated in the program outline.

    (ii) Students will complete the Program Final Examination at the conclusion of the program.

    (iii) Students will complete an ongoing series of Practical Competencies to be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

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    2. Examination Policy

    a) Students may be allowed to make alternative exam arrangements with the appropriate instructor only for valid and verifiable reasons such as medical emergency, family bereavement, or jury duty.

    b) Any alternate arrangements for Final Examinations must be approved by the School Chair or designate.

    c) Requests for Supplemental Subject Examinations will not be granted.

    d) Where the BC Industry Training Authority provides access to Supplemental Final Examinations, requests for them at Selkirk College will not be granted. Otherwise, Supplemental Final Exam requests will be granted only under extenuating circumstances.

    e) All tests and exams are the property of the college and will be retained by the instructor.

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    3. Cheating and Plagiarism: Policy 8618: Cheating and Plagiarism

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    Program Specific Regulations:

    Health and Safety

    • Students are required to follow the safety directions of Selkirk College staff and the safety guidelines specific to their program. Additionally, students must wear prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE) in all designated areas. Failure to follow safety directions may result in the suspension of shop access. Only the School Chair may reinstate access.
    • Students are encouraged to complete the Voluntary Disclosure of Health History form for any health (physical and/or mental) conditions (e.g., anxiety, diabetes, epilepsy, allergies), or prescription medications which could lead to concerns in an industrial environment. This information is for safety reasons only and will be kept confidential.
    • Students are required to complete all mandatory safety training prior to using program equipment. Students are responsible for adhering to correct usage of equipment and for informing staff when the equipment is damaged or unsafe to operate.
    • Students who are unsafe or impact the safety of others will be required to leave the class or shop area until remediation has been met.
    • The use of personal electronic devices in a learning environment can be disruptive and is unsafe in an industrial setting. Usage and restrictions will be identified in the program safety guidelines.
    • No alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or cannabis products are to be consumed on the collegeproperty during or before a college activity. If a student appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol they will be required to leave the premises and subject to disciplinary action as outlined in Policy 3400: Student Code of Conduct.
    • When participating in program field trips or other off-campus college-related activities, students are required to comply with the health and safety guidelines of both Selkirk College and those of their hosts. See College Policy 8350: Educational Field Trips.

    Attendance:

    1. A student whose absenteeism exceeds 7.5% at any time, may be required to withdraw from the program.

    2. Attendance at all scheduled lectures, shop activities, field trips, examinations and other learning experiences is mandatory. Absence from learning experiences, for any reason, may preclude the student being able to meet the required objectives for that course.

    3. Students absent from any Millwright/Machinist Foundation Program course, for any reason, are responsible for the work they have missed. They must make-up assignments as required.

    4. Students claiming illness or compassionate reasons for absence from learning experiences must contact the program instructor concerned directly.

    5. Students may be required to supply a doctor's certificate to substantiate claims of illness.

    6. Students who are excluded from a lesson, class or course for reasons outlined in Part II, E, 1 will be considered absent from those classes.

    7. A student who must be absent from a learning experience (including testing) is responsible for notifying the program instructor at least one hour prior to the scheduled time for the experience to begin.

    8. Selkirk College will not undertake to provide substitute learning when students have been absent, regardless of the reason for the absence.

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    Assignments:

    ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS

    1. All Subject Exams and the Program Final Examination must be written at the time designated by the program instructor. Failure to do so will result in a zero percentage (0%) grade on that examination. Except in extenuating circumstances, requests for rescheduling exams will not be granted.

    2. All Lab Assignments and Shop Assignments must be completed and/or submitted at the time designated by the program instructor.

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    Professional Requirements:

    STUDENT CONDUCT (see Selkirk College Policy 3400: Student Code of Conduct: Rights and Responsibilities).

    1. Faculty and students will conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.

    2. Students are expected to be on time and prepared for all classes prior to entering the classroom. Assigned materials are to be read by students; such materials and textbooks are not necessarily reviewed page-by-page in class by the instructor.

    3. The student is responsible for researching and obtaining notes of missed sessions. Instructors will not provide personal reviews to students who miss a class.

    4. In order to maintain a comfortable and safe learning environment, the following policies apply:

    a) No food or beverage is allowed in classrooms and labs.

    b) Use of tobacco products is not permitted in any College building.

    c) Accident or injuries must be reported to program instructors immediately.

    d) Cost of repair or replacement of any equipment damage by carelessness or misuse will be paid by the student.

    e) Steel toe work boots or shoes and safety glasses are to be worn at all times in shop areas.

    f) Payphones are available for student use. Students are not permitted to use office telephones.

    g) All storage areas and instructors' offices are open to authorized personnel only. Students may not enter such areas without permission of the instructor.

    h) Use of cell phones, pagers and other personal electronic equipment is prohibited in classrooms, shops and labs. Such equipment shall be muted when in the learning environment.

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    Other Regulations:

    A. PROBATION (Policy 8619: Student Probation)

    1. Purpose

    The purpose of probation is to create an awareness of the seriousness of unsuitable student conduct and/or performance, as well as to reinforce that students have obligations above and beyond those specified in the course outlines.

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    a) Criteria for placement on academic probation

    A student may be assigned probationary status for unsatisfactory academic performance in the first two-thirds of the program length, under the following circumstances:

    (i) Failure to maintain a Progress Grade of 70% or better.

    (ii) Failure to complete shop assignments in a timely manner.

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    b) Criteria for placement on behavioural probation

    A student may be assigned probationary status for unsatisfactory behaviour at any time during the program, if the student:

    (i) is chronically late and/or absence from scheduled classes.

    (ii) compromises the safety of him/herself or others.

    (iii) assaults or abuses others.

    (iv) damages, destroys or steals College and/or others’ property.

    (v) disrupts the learning opportunities of others.

    (vi) behaves in threatening or blatantly uncooperative manner towards students, College employees or other College members.

    (vii) behaves in a manner which brings Selkirk College into disrepute.

    (viii) cheats and/or plagiarizes.

    (ix) contravenes program-specific policies.

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    2. Criteria for removal from probation

    a) Conditions for removal from probation will be specified in the written Notification of Probation.

    b) Any student assigned probationary status must meet the following requirements:

    (i) Complete attendance.

    (ii) Complete and submit course work in a timely manner.

    (iii) Acceptable academic performance in all courses.

    (iv) Satisfactory behaviour.

    (v) Any other conditions specified in the Notification of Probation.

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    3. Failure to meet conditions of probation

    A student placed on probation who does not meet the requirements specified in the Notification of Probation may be required to withdraw.

    4. Number of probationary periods.

    Students are limited to two probationary terms. Behaviour and/or academic performance that necessitates a third term will result in automatic dismissal from the program.

    B. REQUIRED EXCLUSION/DISMISSAL

    1. Criteria

    Exclusion or dismissal from courses and programs during the semester.

    a) The Registrar may exclude from the College a student who has failed to complete the applicable registration requirements.

    b) An instructor may exclude a student from participating in a class, lab, field trip, salon session, shop session, etc., due to lateness, prior absences, inadequate preparation, failure to complete prerequisite assignments, or if s/he lacks appropriate personal protective equipment.

    c) An instructor, the Registrar or a Campus Administrator may exclude a student from participating in a class, lab, salon session, shop session, field trip, etc., if the student compromises the safety of him/herself and/or others, assaults or abuses others, is destructive to property, disrupts the learning opportunities of others or behaves in a threatening or blatantly uncooperative manner towards students, College employees or other College members. The instructor shall report in writing to the School Chair or designate the circumstances giving rise to the exclusion. All other College employees should submit a written report of incident(s) to their appropriate supervisor.

    d) An instructor or other employee may recommend to the School Chair that a student be completely excluded from a course/program if that student has missed instructional times, or failed to complete assigned work to such a degree that the student could not compensate sufficiently to pass the course in the time available, or if the student has compromised the safety of him/herself and/or others, assaults or abuses others, has been destructive to property, has disrupted the learning opportunities of others or has behaved in a threatening or blatantly uncooperative manner towards the instructor.

    e) A student recommended for exclusion from a course/program will receive notification from and will be excluded by the Registrar on the written recommendation of the School Chair concerned. The student shall be notified of the appeal process by the Registrar.

    f) A student may appeal exclusion/dismissal by following the appeals procedure specified by Selkirk College.

    g) If in the opinion of the Registrar, the seriousness of the situation merits suspension or dismissal from the College, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President. The President shall act in accordance with the College and Institute Act. If the President suspends or dismisses the student from the College the student shall be advised of all rights under Policy 8400: Student Appeals.

    h) A student excluded or dismissed under this section will receive a DNW on transcripts

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    C. APPEAL (see College Policy 8400: Student Appeals)

    Most disagreements should be resolved through informal discussion between the parties involved before beginning the appeal procedures. This would typically involve the Instructor and the School Chair or designate. For more details refer to College Policy 8400: Student Appeals which is available on the website.

    NOTE: A student ombudsperson may be available to assist the student in this process.

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    Multi-Process Alloy Welding - Certificate

    Program at a Glance
    Length
    5 weeks
    Credential
    Certificate
    Delivery Method
    On Campus
    Campus
    Silver King
    Intake Dates
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
      Overview

      Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) is a five-week program that covers material similar to Welder A. Upon successful completion of the MPAW program and a further 900 hours of work-place hours, welders earn the MPAW endorsement and an MPAW Stamp will be placed in their logbook by the ITA.

      Multi-Process Alloy Welding is a five-week, post-apprenticeship, shop-based program for certified welders who wish to expand their skill sets, gain advanced certification, and enhance career opportunities. Admission is restricted to indentured IP-certified welders. Upon completion of the program, successful completion of a standardized exam, and 5,400 hours of field experience, a “Multi-Process Alloy Welding” will be affixed to the welder’s existing Certificate of Qualification.

      Program Outcomes

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

      1. Select electrodes for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
      2. Use the SMAW process on low carbon steel plate and pipe
      3. Use the SMAW process on stainless steel and/or low carbon steel plate and pipe
      4. Use the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process for stainless steel
      5. Describe specialized welding processes
      6. Describe common ferrous, non-ferrous and reactive metals and their weldability
      7. Describe die castings and their weldability
      8. Interpret and apply mechanical drawings and layout components
      9. Fabricate weldments
      • Graduation from a British Columbia Senior Secondary School or equivalent
      • Welding experience
      Additional Requirements
      • Physically fit, (mobility/lifting) good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, balance, work at heights and in adverse weather.
      • Students must supply some hand tools, safety boots, leather wear and purchase module texts at a cost of approximately $600.
      • A refundable tool deposit of $100 will be required at the start of the program.
      Graduation and Promotion

      In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum of 70% average.

      All amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Tuition amounts are based on a full-time course load. Please note that many programs have additional costs beyond those listed here. For more information, please visit Tuition & Fees.

      Effective Term:

      Other

      Effective Year:

      20240801

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