Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Apprenticeship

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

We offer a four-year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Apprenticeship program for those interested in becoming a tradesperson.

After graduating the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of safe and sound trade practice
  • Interpret project drawings and plans
  • Layout and develop projects according to specifications
  • Use a millwright's tools of the trade safely and properly
  • Know and understand the work of other tradespeople in the industry on construction or maintenance
  • Perform tasks in accordance with industry quality and production standards

Career opportunities

As an industrial mechanic (millwright), you will be ready for employment with manufacturing, processing and construction companies, as well as organizations with large scale equipment, such as amusement parks or ski hills.

Admission requirements

In order to register for the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Apprenticeship program, you must be an eligible indentured apprentice.

Find our more about the Alberta Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements.

We recommend you complete your Alberta High School Diploma with:

  • English 30-2
  • Math 30-3
  • One of Physics 30, Chemistry 30 or Science 30
  • Related Career and Technology Studies courses

You must complete the minimum entrance requirements of English 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science, or complete Entrance Exam 5.

To Apply and Register
Register on My Trade Secrets  OR
Submit an Apprenticeship Industry Training Enrollment Form in person or by email to:
Keyano College, Office of the Registrar
8115 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7
Phone: 780-791-4801 or 1-800-251-1408 ext. 4801
Fax: 780-791-4952 Email:

Tuition and fees

 Fees - 8 Week Session
Fees - 8 week session  Domestic Students
Tuition $899.00
Campus Recreation Fee $28.00
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $56.00
Technology Fee $75.00
Materials $77.00
Total Fees & Tuition ***$1143.96

Refund policy
• $250 admission deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
• If an Apprentice withdraws 10 business days prior to the first day of class a 50% refund of tuition, minus the $250 admission deposit.
• If the college cancels a program a full refund will be granted.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program structure

The Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Apprenticeship program is a four-year program that includes a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.

Course outline for all years

How apprenticeships work

An apprenticeship is a work experience based post-secondary education. As an apprentice, you will find a matching employer to help tutor you as you become a Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) through an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Your time is divided by on-the-job training under a certified journeyperson (about 80%) and attending technical training courses at a training provider, such as Keyano College (about 20%).