Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic – Apprenticeship

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Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic Apprenticeship

Program Description

Industrial Instrumentation Mechanics install, repair, maintain, and adjust instruments used to measure and control industrial processes such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. They diagnose faults and perform preventative maintenance by inspecting and testing the instruments and systems in use. These types of instruments are typically used for controlling factors such as: flow of gases or liquids; temperature of materials or stages of a process; pressure maintained during a process, or level of a material used or created during a process.

If a student currently works as an Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic, and has an employer who will provide on-the-job training, s/he is eligible to enroll in Apprenticeship training. An Apprenticeship is a three-party agreement between the Apprentice, the employer, and the Industry Training Authority.

Students receive training according to the provincial Apprenticeship curriculum, as established by the Industry Training Authority of British Columbia, pertinent to the Apprenticeship level in which the student is enrolled. Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-Provincial exam in Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic.

Career Prospects

Industrial Instrumentation Mechanics are often employed by pulp and paper processing companies, hydroelectric power generating companies or mining, petrochemical and natural gas companies.


Location: Fort St. John Campus

Length: 10 weeks per level

Start: Current Apprenticeship level program schedule

Fees: Current Fee Schedule

Admission Prerequisites

Level 1

  • Registered Apprentice with the Industry Training Authority;


  • Proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training program.

Levels 2-4

  • Successful completion of previous level Apprenticeship Technical Training;


  • Successful challenge of previous level Industry Training Authority Placement Exam.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
  2. Students must provide safety equipment, including footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses.
  3. The program is affiliated with the Industry Training Authority.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.

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