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PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Employment Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

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Program Description

This 12-week program is designed to offer an alternative route to those looking to enter the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. This program covers all course materials received by a first-year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprentice.

Students in this program will be provided the opportunity to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain industrial equipment. Students will gain knowledge such as 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.

Program Overview

Your Career

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 ability to work to precise measurements
  • Enjoy working with your hands

Areas of Study

  • Machine Shop
  • Trades math
  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Rigging and hoisting
  • Machine alignment
  • Blueprint reading
  • Measurement Tools
  • Technical Drawings
  • Layout

Student Success

Upon successful completion of the program, you may be eligible to register as an apprentice in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) program, once you find employment.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 20-3, AND,
  • English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2, AND,
  • 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.

Total Credits 12

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