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MWAT 400 - Millwright Level 4
Course Details
Course Code:
MWAT 400

Calendar Description:
This course will provide all of the areas of study that a Millwright Apprentice requires to obtain Level 4 Technical Training Certification. Level 4 continues to build the knowledge of previous levels, and prepares learners for the Interprovincial Examination.
Level 4 consists of maintenance and servicing prime movers; from stationary engines to turbines, different compressor designs and functions, and overhaul and startup procedures. Vibration analysis and balancing, and other forms of non-destructive testing that take place in industry are also reviewed. Students who successfully complete Level 4 qualify for the Interprovincial Examination and Journeyperson status within the industry.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 210
Lecture Hours: 175
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 35

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship Technical Training or successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 3 Placement Exam.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Work Practices
-Job Requirements
-Mentoring and Team Skills

Trade Science
-Theory of Electricity and Electronics

-Procedures for Commissioning Equipment
-Commission Equipment

Prime Movers
-Prime Mover Theory
-Electric Motors
-Electric Motor Maintenance
-Internal Combustion Engines
-Maintenance of Internal Combustion Engines
-Maintenance of Turbines
-Power Turbines

Fluid Power
-Pneumatic Theory
-Pneumatic Components
-Pneumatic Schematics
-Pneumatic Pumps
-Pneumatic Circuits
-Theory of Vacuum and Vacuum Systems
-Vacuum Symbols
-Vacuum System Components
-Vacuum Systems
-Vacuum Systems Maintenance

-Compressor Theory
-Types of Compressors

Material Handling Systems
-Fans & Blowers

HVAC & Pollution Control Equipment
-Theory of Pollution Control
-Different Methods of Pollution Control
-Pollution Control Equipment
-Methods of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Operational Equipment Effectiveness
-Operational Equipment Effectiveness Processes
-Use of Predictive Maintenance Tools
-Equipment and Process Deficiencies
-Vibration Analysis & Rotating Equipment Balancing

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to work in a millwright shop safely and perform correct repair procedures typical of a fourth year apprentice including the following:

Use Work Practices
-Plan Job Requirements
-Demonstrate Mentoring and Team Skills

Describe Trade Science
-Describe Theory of Electricity and Electronics

Install Equipment
-Describe Procedures for Commissioning Equipment
-Commission Equipment

Maintain Prime Movers
-Explain Prime Mover Theory
-Describe Electric Motors
-Maintain Electric Motors
-Describe Internal Combustion Engines
-Describe the Maintenance of Internal Combustion Engines
-Describe Turbines
-Describe the Maintenance of Turbines
-Describe Power Turbines

Service Fluid Power
-Explain Pneumatic Theory
-Describe Pneumatic Components
-Interpret Pneumatic Schematics
-Identify Pneumatic Pumps
-Assemble, Maintain and Troubleshoot Pneumatic Circuits
-Explain the Theory of Vacuum and Vacuum Systems
-Interpret Vacuum Symbols
-Identify Vacuum System Components
-Describe Vacuum Systems
-Maintain & Troubleshoot Vacuum Systems

Describe Compressors
-Explain Compressor Theory
-Identify and Describe Types of Compressors
-Service Compressors

Service Material Handling Systems
-Maintain Fans & Blowers

Service HVAC & Pollution Control Equipment
-Describe Theory of Pollution Control
-Describe Different Methods of Pollution Control
-Maintain Pollution Control Equipment
-Describe Methods of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Describe Operational Equipment Effectiveness
-Describe Operational Equipment Effectiveness Processes
-Describe Use of Predictive Maintenance Tools
-Identify Equipment and Process Deficiencies
-Perform Vibration Analysis & Rotating Equipment Balancing

Use initiative to identify tasks.

Use time productively at all times.

Select and use appropriate tools.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 15 %
Quizzes and Tests: 80 %
Participation: 5 %

Nature of Participation:
Hands-on shop time working with various components of machinery

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.

Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.

Keys to Success:
Attendance, class participation, maintaining a professional attitude, successful study habits, and receiving a minimum of 70% on all practical and theoretical quizzes and tests.

Text Books:

Required - Industry Training Authority, Millwright Manual (Queen's Printer). Chapters Covered: 2,16,17,18,20,21
Required - Alberta Apprenticeship Board, Millwright Manual Fourth Period (Queens' Printer). Chapters Covered: All
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