COVID-19: UPDATE

Public post-secondary institutions in BC are prepared to welcome new and current students for classes in Fall 2020 through a variety of learning methods while continuing to adhere to public health guidelines.

In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.

Our Helpdesk will remain available to answer any questions or concerns regarding applications.

Please find links to post-secondary institution websites regarding their response on COVID-19 in our FAQs.

Please find the Ministry of Education regular updates regarding COVID-19 here: Safe & Healthy Schools.

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Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) Foundation Certificate


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

  • Campuses
    Cranbrook

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    City of Cranbrook
  • Length
    24 Weeks
  • Tuition Estimate
    $3200 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 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 COTR's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Admission is based upon a first qualified, first-admitted principle which is based on the date and time the applicant meets all admission requirements. Early application is therefore recommended.

Application Fee: $30

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. One of:

  • high school graduation or equivalent 
  • successful completion of a college assessment (to an acceptable level)
Admission Advice
1. It is highly recommended for your success within the program that you:
  • complete English 12 or equivalent
  • complete Apprenticeship and Workplace 11 or Trades Math 11 or equivalent 
2. If you are a high school student, contact the counseling office at your high school for information on how to become a Youth Train in Trades student and get a jump-start on your trades training while you complete your high school diploma. Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades program.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

Demonstrate one of the following:

  • English 12 (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent and three years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • English 12 (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent and four years of full-time instruction in a country where English is not the primary language
  • completion of COTR English Language Training /ESL and high school English at the English 090 level (with the grade needed for your program) or equivalent as determined by COTR
  • If English is not your first language, direct admission is offered by one of the following (minimum score):
    • A TOELF iBT score of 80
    • An IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with no band below 6.0

Conditional admission can be offered after an English Language Assessment. The result will determine if a student has to take ESL and/or High School English or if they can directly enter the full academic program

Information about English Equivalency can be found here. Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - If English is not your first language, College of the Rockies (COTR) offers conditional and direct admission for college programs. For full details check here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. (The admission requirements are detailed in each program profile of COTR programs in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database)

General information for high school students on applying for University Studies programs at COTR can be found here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. (The admission requirements are detailed in each program profile of COTR programs in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database)

General information for high school students on applying for University Studies programs at COTR can be found here.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed one or more post-secondary courses, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed one or more post-secondary courses, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may be considered for admission as a mature student as long as you are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes. You must also meet the specific course/program prerequisites for your intended program.

International Student

For details on applying as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not qualify for admission under the regular or mature student admission requirements, it is possible to be considered for special admission by the Office of the Registrar. For more details, please contact a COTR advisor.

How to Apply

For details on becoming a student at COTR and applying for admission, check here.

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.