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Construction Trades: Millwrighting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Millwrighting program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the millwrighting trade. Coursework includes courses in millwrighting and welding. Specifically, the courses train apprentices to safely handle both shop and field jobs, to lay out and erect industrial machinery, to operate welding equipment, and to design, install, turbines, optics, conveyor systems, solar installation, and operate systems inherent to the millwrighting trade. Upon the completion of this apprenticeship program, students are considered journey men in the millwrighting trade.


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

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

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Millwrighting (CER)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the program.
Program Accreditation/Certification or Licensure Information: Journeyman status through the Arizona Department of Commerce, Apprenticeship Services Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select from sixteen (16) to thirty-four (34) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
MWR101Introduction to Millwrighting I2
MWR102Introduction to Millwrighting II: OSHA Safety2
MWR103Machinery Installation and Erection I2
MWR104Machinery Installation and Erection II2
MWR105Millwrighting General Skills2
MWR106Math for Millwrighting, Hand, Power and Precision Tools2
MWR107Drives, Pulleys and Belts2
MWR108Blueprint Reading for Millwrighting I2
MWR109Turbine Familiarization2
MWR201Optics and Machinery Alignment2
MWR202Conveyor Systems2
MWR203Specialty Machinery I5
MWR204Specialty Machinery II5
MWR205Machinery Shaft Alignment2
MWR206Rigging Hardware and Procedures2
MWR207Advanced Precision Alignment Instruments2
MWR208Pumps, Compressors and Flow Seals2
MWR209Introduction to Wind Turbines2
MWR210Introduction to Solar Installations2
WLD100Basic Welding2
WLD101Introduction to Welding3
WLD201Advanced Welding Concepts3
TDR/WLD202Construction Welding III3
WLD214American Welding Society Certification Preparation2
WLD215AAWeld Fabrication I for Millwrighting2
WLD215ABWeld Fabrication II for Millwrighting2
  • 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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