MILL 100 - Millwright Level 1

This course will provide all of the areas of study that a Millwright Apprentice requires to obtain First Year Technical Training Certification. Students will become prepared for entry-level employment as an apprentice in the millwright trade. Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice will enable students to become competent in basic millwright duties. Level 1 training focuses on safety, shop and industry tools, metallurgy, machine alignment, rigging, and print reading. Students who successfully complete Level 1 training progress to Level 2 status. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.


Hours: 210 (Lecture Hours: 105; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 105)


Total Weeks: 7



Level 1 Registered Apprentice with the Industry Training Authority or proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- General safety
- Fire safety
- Ladders and Scaffold
Measurement Basics
- Measurement basics
- Measuring tools
- Layout
- Precision measuring tools
Bench Work
- Non-cutting tools
- Hand-held cutting tools
Threads and Fasteners
- Threaded fasteners and locking devices
- Non-threaded fasteners and locking devices
- Installation and removal of fasteners
Grinders and Saws
- Grinders
- Power saws
- Drilling
- Milling
- Lathe construction and accessories
- Tapers
- Machine cutting fluids
- Grouting, leveling, and anchoring
- Rim and face shaft alignment
- Rigging procedures
- Cranes and hoists
Trade Math
- Manipulation of numbers, fractions, and decimals
- Order of operations
- Tables
- Measurement and conversions
- Ration and proportions
- Calculating percent
- Circles
- Triangle terminology and special triangles
- Surface speeds
Applied Print Reading
- Introduction to print reading
- Isometric and orthographic views
- Commercial shape
- Fasteners
- Applied print reading
Shop Work
- Measurement and layout
- Bench work
- Threads and fasteners
- Grinders and saws
- Machining
- Metallurgy
- Machine alignment

- Rigging


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 first year apprentice including the following:
- Describe safe work practices and environmental protection
- Identify and describe fire classes, extinguishers, prevention, detection, cleanup, and restoration
- Apply the requirements of WHIMIS to the worksite
- Identify and describe types and applications of ladders and scaffolding
- Define the limits, tolerances, allowances, and fits of various machine parts in both imperial and metric SI terms
- Describe the use of measuring tools for the millwright trade
- Describe layout procedures and identify layout tools
- Describe the use of precision measuring layout tools
- Identify and describe use of non-cutting hand tools
- Describe the correct use and maintenance of cutting type hand tools
- Identify metric and imperial threaded fasteners and describe typical applications
- Explain non-threaded fasteners and locking devices
- Explain the installation of removal of fasteners
- Describe the safe use and maintenance of grinds
- Describe the metal and wood cutting saws used in industry
- Describe the procedures for operating drilling machines
- Describe the safe use and maintenance of milling machines
- Describe the sizing, parts, accessories, and attachments of lathe types
- Describe the safe use and maintenance of engine lathes
- Apply taper systems to machining operations
- Apply lubricants to reduce friction and increase efficiency
- Select the correct type of metal for an application
- Describe machine leveling and grouting procedures
- Align two machine shafts using the rim and face method
- Describe rigging and hoisting equipment and procedures

- Demonstrate the use of crane and hoists for lifting and moving objects

Use initiative to identify tasks.


Use time productively at all times.

Select and use appropriate tools.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


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.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.