Apprenticeship

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Industrial Millwright (MW)

The Millwright Apprenticeship is overseen by the MA #1146 Pacific Northwest Industrial Maintenance & Millwright JATC. Under their Journey Card Millwrights repair, replace, maintain and install machinery in factories, such as conveyor systems, escalators, electrical turbines, overhead cranes, blast furnaces, and electrical generators. Millwrights carry out precision work in manufacturing and processing plants working indoors and outdoors with machine tools and precision instruments. This work requires a keen eye for a perfect fit, as Millwright’s work to specifications of a thousandth of an inch. They are required to weld, fabricate, and work with hydraulics and pneumatics. Millwrights may maintain the physical plant as well. This job is physically demanding. Examples of the courses Millwrights take during their related training study are APR 168 – Power Transmission Systems and APR 162 – Calculations for the Trades. Follow the links below for information regarding the Millwright Apprenticeship Program. All Apprenticeship classes are open enrollment and open to the general public. Successful completion of Apprenticeship course alone, does not allow a student to take a state examination and gain a license for a journey-level card. In order to qualify for Oregon State license or journey person exam, completion of both OJT and RT hours are required as outlined by the specific trade JATC. Additional Apprenticeship electives may be referenced on each programs JATC Approved Electives Lists and found throughout this schedule. All apprenticeship applicants must have an employer sponsor. For OAR compliance, Apprentices MUST choose a letter bearing grade for credit classes. Information about Trade specific degrees is also available. For more information on Apprenticeships please attend an orientation on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 12-1pm at the PCC Swan Island Trades Center, STC 120. Text books for these classes are at the Cascade Campus Bookstore.

All apprenticeship classes are open enrollment and open to the general public. However, you will only be eligible for a journey card or to sit for a license exam upon successful completion of a registered MW apprenticeship program as administered by a registered JATC. In order to officially register for and earn hours through an apprentice program, students must be currently employed and sponsored by an approved employer. PCC is not currently able to place students in employment for apprenticeship purposes. For Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) compliance, Apprentices must choose a letter grade for credit classes. Information about trade specific degrees is also available. Books for all MW classes are available at the Cascade Campus Bookstore.

Class Schedule

Term Course number and name Credits
First Year
Term I (fall) APR 160-Intro to Industrial Maintenance 4cr
Term II (winter) APR 162-Calculations for the Trades 4cr
Term III (spring) APR 164-Industial Blueprints & Schematics for the Trades 2cr
Term IV (summer) APR 166-Industrial Rigging 2cr
CEU 925-Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades 8CEU
Second Year
Term V (fall) APR 168-Intro to Bearings, Seals & Lubrication 3cr
Term VI (winter) APR 170-Power Transmission Systems    3cr
Term VII (spring) APR 172 Introduction to Hydraulics 3cr
Term VIII (summer) WLD 101-Wld 1 Welding Process & Application 4cr
CEU 925-Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades            8CEU
Third Year
Term IX (fall) APR 260-Pneumatic System Operations 4cr
Term X (winter) WLD 176A-Fab1=Beg Fabrication Welding Practice 3cr
Term XI (spring) APR 264-Mechanical Drive Alignment 3cr
Term XII (summer) APR 266-Predictive Maintenance Technologies 4cr
CEU 925-Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades            8CEU
Fourth Year
Term XIII (fall) APR 268-Industrial Equipment Controls 3cr
Term XIV (winter) WLD 116A-WLDII=Beg Shielded Metal Arc Weld’g 3cr
Term XV (spring) APR 272-Machining for Industrial Maintenance 3cr
Term XVI (summer) APR 274-HVAC, Steam & Hot Water Systems 4cr
CEU 925-Coyne 1st Aid/CPR for Trades 8CEU

The class schedule is subject to change without notice.

Current and upcoming apprenticeship class schedules are available on the PCC website.

Please note: section IXd of the Pacific Northwest Industrial Maintenance & Millwright JATC Apprenticeship Standards states a minimum of 144 hours of related training shall be required during each year the apprentice is registered in the program (See ORS 660.126 )). The same article further state "Related training course must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better." It is the responsibility of the apprentice to submit a transcript of all coursework at the completion of the program in order to generate a Journey card and a Certification of Completion.