Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Apprenticeship

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 information for apprentices 

The March-April and May-June intakes for apprenticeship training are cancelled. Refunds will be automatically processed, there is no need to contact the Office of the Registrar for confirmation at this time. Refunds will be sent to the address identified in your MyTradeSecrets account.

Advanced Education has been working with eleven post-secondary institutions who deliver classroom learning to determine the best course of action that will help protect the health of apprentices, instructors and staff.

Apprentices who started classroom instruction on or after March 2, 2020 will also be refunded. Priority will be given to affected apprentices seeking to re-register for classes in the 2020/21 academic year. Details to follow.

Apprentices who started technical training before March 2, 2020 will be contacted and advised by their institution about next steps for distance learning options, assessments and completion. Apprentices who complete the program and are in good academic standing will not be required to challenge the provincial theory or practical examinations.

For more information please visit the provinces trades website. You can also contact the AIT Information Line at 1-800-248-4823 if you need information or wish to discuss your apprenticeship.


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.

Tuition and fees

 Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 Week Session
Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 week session  Domestic Students
Tuition $840.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Wellness & Athletic $17.60
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $52.08
Technology Fee $67.00
Materials $72.00
Total Fees & Tuition ***$988.08

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. 

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%).