NCCER Millwright Levels 1-5
Since its humble beginnings in the construction of wood mills, the Millwright trade has expanded to include work in metal and machinery of ever-increasing technology and precision. Millwrights install, align, and troubleshoot machinery in factories, power plants, and other industrial sites. They install conveyor systems, connect machinery to power supplies and piping, direct hoisting and setting of machines, and adjust the moving and stationary parts of machines to certain specifications. Millwrights must be extremely skilled at mathematics and interpreting blueprints and specifications to set machines at perfect measurements, sometimes working with clearances no bigger than thousandths of an inch.
For this program, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) offers a five-level curriculum that complies with DOL time-based standards for Millwright Apprenticeships. Through a combination of convenient online exercises and live classroom and lab training, Millwright Levels 1-5 cover topics from hand tools through troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing industrial machinery to help you become a professional Millwright.
- Millwright Level 2 includes key content in Intermediate Trade Math, Field Sketching, Intermediate Blueprint Reading, Specialty Tools, Millwright Power Tools, Rigging, Setting Baseplates and Soleplates, Lubrication and Introduction to Bearings. Prerequisite: Millwright Level 1.
- Millwright Level 3 focuses on Advanced Trade Math, Precision Measuring Tools, Installing Packing and Seals, Removing and Installing Bearings, Couplings, Fabricating Shims, Alignment Fixtures and Specialty Jigs, Pre-alignment for Equipment Installation, Installing Belt and Chain Drives, and Installing Fans and Blowers. Prerequisite: Millwright Level 2.
- Millwright Level 4 covers Conveyors, Alignment, Pumps, Compressors, Basic Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems, and Gearboxes. Prerequisite: Millwright Level 3.
- Millwright Level 5 deals with Performing Reverse Alignment, Laser Alignment, Optical Alignment, Advanced Blueprint Reading, Turbines, Maintaining and Repairing Turbine Equipment, Installing Electric Motors, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, and Vibration Analysis. Prerequisite: Millwright Level 4.
Trainee Requirement Details
Each level provides up to 75 hours of classroom/lab training with online homework and activities to be completed outside of class. Textbooks, online access code, and all materials are included in tuition. Computer/tablet and internet access are required for homework completion. Eighth-grade competence in reading and mathematics is recommended. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in NCCER Core Curriculum.
FastForward Financial Assistance Funding
Qualifying Virginia residents may be eligible for FastForward financial assistance, which could reduce the cost of tuition by two-thirds.
For more information and to register, please contact:
Robin Jennings, FastForward Career Coach
Kylie Hendrickson, FastForward Career Coach