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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in 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 journeymen in the millwrighting trade.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2021 Fall
Admission criteria

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

Academic Plan: 
Millwrighting (CER)

Students must earn a grade of C or better for each course listed in the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select from sixteen (16) to thirty-six (36) credits from the following courses based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
MWR101Introduction to Millwrighting2
MWR102Millwrighting Safety and Health Certifications2
MWR103Machinery Installation and Erection I2
MWR104Machinery Installation and Erection II2
MWR105Millwrighting General Skills2
MWR107Drives, Pulleys and Belts2
MWR108Reading Mechanical Prints2
MWR109Turbine Familiarization2
MWR110Cutting and Burning2
MWR111Tools and Equipment Applications2
MWR201Shaft Alignment I2
MWR202Conveyor Systems2
MWR205Shaft Alignment II2
MWR206Rigging Hardware and Procedures2
MWR208Compressor Theory and Maintenance2
MWR210Solar Installer2
WLD215AAWeld Fabrication I for Millwrighting2
WLD215ABWeld Fabrication II for Millwrighting2
  • Identify, use, and care for tools used in the millwright trade. (MWR101, MWR103, MWR111)
  • List and demonstrate job safety procedures for both job and field work. (MWR101, MWR102)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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, MWR111)
  • 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, MWR111)
  • Properly set up and operate optical instruments used in the layout, installation, and alignment of machinery and machine components, transit, and laser levels. (MWR201, MWR111)
  • Properly set up, lay out, and align machinery, equipment, and conveyor systems. (MWR202)
  • Demonstrate proper alignment procedures and analyze effects of improper installation on maintenance. (MWR202)
  • 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)
  • 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. (MWR110)
  • Properly operate arc welding and oxyacetylene equipment. (MWR110)
  • Explain advanced principles and techniques of heliarc welding and metal inert gas (MIG) welding for ferrous and nonferrous metals. (MWR110)
  • Demonstrate specific metal arc welding procedures including gas tungsten using blueprints and weld symbol reading and joint layout preparation. (MWR110)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of American Welding Society certification and safety procedures. (MWR110)
  • Operate welder and arc welder and demonstrate proper weld of various metals and use of common weld positions. (MWR110)
  • Identify components and characteristics of wind turbine and solar panel systems including safety operation procedures. (MWR210)
  • Describe proper layout, orienting, mounting, inspection, and lubrication systems for wind turbine and solar panel systems. (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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