Construction Trades: Millwrighting

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Millwrighting degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeymen with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory and managerial positions.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Spring 2013
Admission criteria

Registered apprentice status in the State of Arizona with a trade-specific sponsoring organization.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Millwrighting (DEG)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Millwrighting (5415)16-34
BPC/CIS+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers OR
CIS Computer Information Systems course(s)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should choose zero (0) to nineteen (19) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship- Program Coordinator. Any 100-200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
BLT+++++Any BLT Building Safety and Construction Technology course(s)
BPC+++++Any BPC Business Personal Computers course(s)
CAD+++++Any CAD Computer Aided Drafting course(s)
CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course(s)
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)
IND+++++Any IND Industry course(s)
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)
MWR+++++Any MWR Millwright: Apprenticeship course(s)
OSH+++++Any OSH Occupational Safety and Health course(s)
SPA+++++Any SPA Spanish course(s)
TDR+++++Any TDR Trade Related course(s)
WLD+++++Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment on District Placement Exam.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)
  • Identify, use, and care for tools used in the millwright trade. (MWR101, MWR103, MWR106)
  • List and demonstrate job safety procedures for both job and field work. (MWR101, MWR102)
  • Solve basic mathematical problems encountered in the millwright trades. (MWR106)
  • Demonstrate basic drafting skills. (MWR103)
  • Calculate safe loads and configure knots, hitches, and slings. (MWR103)
  • Calculate weight and strength tolerances for steel beams and other structural forms. (MWR103, MWR106)
  • Read and interpret specifications and details from drawings needed for the layout and erection of machinery. (MWR103, MWR104, MWR107)
  • List the correct procedural steps necessary to erect industrial machinery. (MWR103, MWR104)
  • List steps used in the inspection and operation of equipment and processes along with proper selection and use of precision tools to verify tolerances. (MWR105)
  • Demonstrate proper layout and machine features including shop drawings and specifications. (MWR105)
  • Demonstrate effect of heating and cooling on various metals, stress in metals, metric conversion tables and proper operation of oxy-acetylene equipment. (MWR106)
  • Identify drive specifications, components, installation sequence and use rigging equipment to locate set drive components in place while using proper use of log-out/tag-out procedures. (MWR107)
  • Identify types of drawings and nomenclature for millwright trade including techniques for freehand sketching. (MWR108)
  • Identify turbine components, functions and safety issues. (MWR109)
  • Assemble and disassemble stainless steel tubing while demonstrating proper technique to install pant leg washer, lock wiring fasteners and use of hydraulic tooling. (MWR109)
  • Properly set up and operate optical instruments used in the layout, installation, and alignment of machinery and machine components transit and laser levels. (MWR201)
  • Properly set up, layout and alignment of machinery, equipment, and conveyor systems. (MWR202)
  • Demonstrate proper alignment procedures and analyze effects of improper installation on maintenance. (MWR202)
  • Disassemble, clean, inspect and reassemble a typical hydraulic cylinder and it components. (MWR203)
  • Disassemble, clean, inspect and reassemble various compressors and components. (MWR203)
  • Layout and install a simple hydraulic system and its components. (MWR203)
  • Properly install and erect industrial machinery and equipment. (MWR204)
  • Identify computer system components, shaft alignment principles, readings, indicators and three types of alignment methods. (MWR205)
  • Demonstrate proper voice and hand signals, safety standards and rigging regulations. (MWR206)
  • Identify types of rigging hardware, slings, knots and calculate center of gravity for asymmetrical loads. (MWR206)
  • List optical digital instrument components, operating principles, computer aided precision instrument setup. (MWR207)
  • Calculate specific weight, gauge pressure and gravity of various liquids. (MWR208)
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of pump operation, mechanical seals, hydraulic units and compressors. (MWR208)
  • Demonstrate basic welding shop procedures including personal protection, weld techniques, modes, electrodes, positioning and securing equipment. (WLD100)
  • Properly operate arc welding and oxyacetylene equipment. (WLD101)
  • Explain advanced principles and techniques of heliarc welding and mig welding for ferrous and nonferrous metals. (WLD201)
  • Demonstrate specific metal arc welding procedures including gas tungsten using blueprints and weld symbol reading and joint layout preparation. (WLD202)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of American Welding Society certification and safety procedures. (WLD214)
  • Operate welder and arc welder and demonstrate proper weld of various metals and use of common weld positions. (WLD214)
  • Identify components and characteristics of wind turbine and solar panel systems including safety operation procedures. (MWR209, MWR210)
  • Describe proper layout, orienting mounting, inspection and lubrication systems for wind turbine and solar panel systems. (MWR209, MWR210)
  • Demonstrate ability to accurately cut, shape, grind materials, assemble and attach parts and complete layout and fabrication projects. (WLD215AA, WLD215AB)

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