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Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)/Machinist Foundation Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with CNC about the learning method.

  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Campuses
    Mackenzie

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    Prince George

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  • Length
    6 months or less
  • Tuition Estimate
    $3000 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $800 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out CNC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $40

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. Grade 10 completion or equivalent

2. English

  • English 10 (C)
  • Communications 11 (C) 
  • ENGL 030 (C)
  • equivalent

3. Math

One of:

  • Math 10 (C)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
  • Trades MATH 041 (C)
  • MATH 030 (C)
  • equivalent

Non-Academic

1. You are encouraged to:

  • submit a resume and handwritten statement outlining reasons for wanting to enter the program*
  • complete a test of mechanical reasoning skills*
  • complete the College English/Math Achievement Test (EMAT)* – which assesses proficiency in English and/or Math

Note (*): These requirements will be used to select students if the program is oversubscribed.


Admission Advice

1. If you are a mature student (ie - at least 19 years old on the first day of classes and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year), it is possible to be admitted to the program without meeting the above academic admission requirements. For details, contact a CNC academic advisor.

2.  If the program is oversubscribed, the following criteria will be used to select the class:

  • Letter grade for English 10, English 030 or Communications 11 or equivalent (= up to 4 points for an "A" grade)
  • Letter grade for Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 or MATH 030 or equivalent (= up to 4 points)
  • Physics 11 (C) or equivalent (= 4 points)
  • The mechanical reasoning portion of the Student Readiness Assessment (= up to 5 points)
  • The English portion of the Student Readiness Assessment (= up to 1 point)
  • The Math portion of the Student Readiness Assessment (= up to 1 point)
  • One of the following: completion of one or more Grade 12 trades-related courses (at least a "B"); or completion of any foundation-level trades training program; or documented experience of one year in a trade (= 3 points)
  • One of the following: English 11 (C), or Math 11 (C), or Trades Math 041 and 042 (C) (= 3 points)
  • Submitting a resume and personal handwritten statement indicating your reasons for wishing to enter this program (= up to 3 points)

Total Points Available = 28

3. Secondary school graduation with English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11 is required by some employers of apprenticeship trainees. Contact program faculty for more details.

 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CNC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (or equivalent) 

If your first language is not English, one of the following is required (minimum score):                 

  • A TOEFL 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

Verify with the institution directly.

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12. Student must be 18 years of age or older. 
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section of CNC program profiles in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions, you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Mature Student

Mature students may gain special entry to the College. Details can be found on the Application Information web page.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found here

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Application Information web page.

How to Apply

Details on applying can be found on this website

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.