Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn a journey-level status in Millwrighting, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. A four year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Millwrights install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial equipment such as conveyors, monorails, combustion turbines, and various rotating equipment.

Program contact: Learn more

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Intent-to-hire agreement with participating contractor

​Other Information

  • Participant must be working in an apprenticeship in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate verbally, nonverbally and in writing with the construction team that includes members of other trades, contractor and government agencies.
  2. Work independently and in a team environment to accomplish the job in a timely and professional manner.
  3. Recognize, analyze and apply critical thinking to resolve issues as they arise, minimize waste and improve productivity.
  4. Use appropriate personal protective equipment and fall protection to ensure a safe and environmentally sensitive work environment in accordance with OSHA and other federal, state, local and contractor’s standards and policies.
  5. Exhibit pride of craftsmanship, reliability, commitment to the organization and take opportunities to upgrade skills.
  6. Apply basic math concepts and operations and blueprint reading to accurately determine layout in order to fabricate and install various construction tasks that minimize waste.
  7. Be certified in OSHA, CPR/First Aid, Scaffold, fall protection and MSDS.
  8. Apply knowledge of mechanics, welding, tools and equipment to diagnose, recommend, design, fabricate and install machine and conveyor compressors and tools that efficiently solve a given customer problem(s) within their time frame and budget.
  9. Move and install machinery using forklifts, rigging hardware and tools in a safe, effective and efficient manner.
  10. Use precision tools to check for tolerances, and perform alignment within .001 of an inch in order to recommend necessary repairs of turbines, pumps and other related power plant equipment.
  11. Be certified in forklift, rigging, aerial lift, welding, high torque and turban.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATCT-1301 Introduction to Carpentry 2
ATMW-1320 Introduction to Millwrighting 2
ATMW-1330 Print Reading for Millwrights 2
ATMW-1350 Hydraulics/Centrifugal Pumps 2
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ATMW-1450 Heavy Rigging 2
ATMW-1490 Millwright Pile Driver Weld I 2
ATMW-1720 Machinery Installation 2
ATMW-2120 Shaft Alignment 2
CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading 3
Communication requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
ATCT-1310 Carpentry Safety 2
ATMW-2130 Shaft Alignment II 2
ATMW-2230 Millwright Pile Driver Weld II 2
ATMW-2350 Floor Conveyor 2
CNST-2130 Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher3
Arts & Humanities requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
AIT-2990 Contracting in a Diverse World 3
ATMW-2520 Millwright PileDriver Weld III 1 2
ATPD-2700 Millwright-Pile Driver Weld IV 1 2
ATXX-xxxx ATxx Elective Apprenticeship course2-3
CNST-2631 Construction Management Systems 3
CNST-2990 Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis 3
Soc & Behavioral Science requirement 3
 Credit Hours18-19
 Total Credit Hours63-64