Millwright Skills


The 12 months of training consists of classroom and "hands-on" learning experiences in the installation, alignment, and maintenance of all types of industrial equipment and machinery, using the latest technologies in troubleshooting, alignment, leveling and repairing.

Instruction is given in blueprint reading, welding, industrial electricity, lubrication, pipefitting, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning in order to give the student multiple craft skills.

The millwright skills graduate will have the knowledge necessary to acquire employment and develop a career in the construction/ maintenance fields.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,269
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,055.38
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,555.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Millwright Apprentice108Certificate
Millwright Helper 1216Certificate
Maintenance Apprentice432Certificate
Millwright Helper 2972Certificate
Maintenance Mechanic1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,350

Current job openings per year: 140


First Trimester: 
Orientation, Safety, & First Aid   
Basic & Core Information   
NCCER Millwright 1
---Orientation to the Trade
---Millwright Hand Tools
---Fasteners and Anchors
---Basic Layout
---Gaskets and O-Rings
---Intro to Oxyfuel Cutting
---Intro to Welding
Second Trimester: 
NCCER Millwright 2
---Intermediate Trade Math
---Field Sketching
---Intermediate Blueprint Reading
---Specialty Tools
---Millwright Power Tools
---Intermediate Rigging
---Setting Baseplates and Soleplates
---Intro to Bearings
NCCER Millwright 3
---Advanced Trade Math
---Precision Measuring Tools
---Installing Packing
---Installing Seals
---Installing Mechanical Seals
---Removing and Installing Bearings
---Fab Shims
---Alignment Fixtures and Jigs
---Installing Belt and Chain Drives
Third Trimester: 
Hands On Shop Work

Books and Supplies Lists


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