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Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) Enhanced Foundation


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Campuses
    Dawson Creek

    Resources

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    City of Dawson Creek
  • Length
    20 Weeks
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2300 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1050 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

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 NLC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

There are three options to enter this Program. Choose from one of the following options. 

Option A: 

1. Grade 10 completion or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English 10 (C+)
  • ENGL 030 (C+)
  • equivalent

3. Math

One of:

  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 (C+)
  • Applications of Math 10 (C+)
  • Principles of Math 10 (C+)
  • MATH 030 (C+)

Option B:
completion of ESTR 037 (Intermediate-Level Essential Skills for Trades) with 67% or higher

Option C:
Completion of the following sections of the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)*:

  • Reading Comprehension (10.0)
  • Number Operations (10.0)
  • Problem Solving (10.0)
  • Mechanical Reasoning (51/70, 6th Stanine or higher)

Note(*): Based on the results of your assessment(s), you may be required to participate in an assessment interview to determine your admissibility. Interview may be conducted via teleconference if necessary. 

Admission Advice

1. If you do not meet the above admission requirements, you can gain program entry by successfully completing appropriate assessments and/or upgrading courses. Feedback on the Assessments will be provided to help you make informed decisions about appropriate selection of upgrading courses. For more details, please contact a NLC academic advisor.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

Each program has its own prerequisites and English language requirements. Program-specific English language requirements for NLC's programs are detailed separately in each program profile in the EducationPlannerBC Search Database.

Domestic students (and students from English-speaking countries) must meet one of the following:

  • English 12 (B)
  • English Studies 12 (B)
  • English Literature (B)
  • English 12 First Peoples (B)
  • English 050 (B)
  • English 099 (B)
  • one university-level English course (C)
  • complete the NLC Writing Assessment for appropriate course placement
For international students, including students who received their secondary education in another language other than English, must meet one of the following:
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.0 or higher, with no band less than 5.5*
  • TOEFL iBT = 78
  • Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL) = 60 overall band
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) = 8 in each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) = 57
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) = 76
  • CambridgeMichigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) = 68
  • completion of a post-secondary credential that is assessed as equivalent to a similar program from a reputable Canadian institution with its own appropriate English Language requirement

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)

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

 

Out-of-Province

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are applying for admission to Northern Lights College must meet one of the following:

Academic and Career/Technical Programs - You must:

  • have graduated from a BC secondary school, or equivalent; OR
  • be lacking no more than two courses from BC secondary school graduation (if available, these must be completed while attending the college); OR
  • be accepted by special arrangement in view of your experience, maturity or ability.

Academic Upgrading Programs - You must:

  • be at least 17 years old and have been out of school for at least one year OR receive special admission for entry

Vocational Programs - You must:

  • have completed Grade 10 for most programs. However, some programs require Grade 12 with specific prerequisite courses (detailed in the program listings for NLC in Education Planner).

BC Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details, please contact a NLC academic advisor.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You will need to complete a Transfer Credit Application Form if you wish to receive an assessment of credits from courses taken at another post-secondary institution toward a NLC certificate or diploma. For more details, please contact a NLC academic advisor.

Mature Student

To be considered a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least a year. As a mature student you do not need to be a secondary school graduate but will have to meet the specific admission requirements of your desired program.

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

 

How to Apply

For details on applying to Northern Lights College, please 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.