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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Construction Millwright Workshop (MWT133) - Course 1

Millwright Fundamentals I (MWT144) - Course 2
Millwright Fundamentals II (MWT244) - Course 3

Course 1: 11 hours (1 week). Course 2 and 3: 35 hours (1 week).

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

Course 1, 2, and 3: March 2005 - May 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the key functions of a millwright in the field, as well as the history of construction millwrighting; properly identify and handle basic hand and precision tools used in the millwright trade; pass written and practical tests on tool use and identification. Course 2: Students will be able to: use safe practices in handling and using hand and drill presses and grinders; properly identify and handle precision tools required in the millwright trade, including micrometers, dial indicators, feeler gauges and calipers; discuss and perform basic project layout; use precision tools to level plates, and measure depth; properly align a machine-based centerline using the tightwire method. Course 3: Students will be able to: identify and properly handle specialty wrenches commonly used in the millwright trade; sharpen tools and drill bits using machinery found in the field; discuss basic bolting theory and its applications to practical use; discuss the use of and safely operate a milling machine, lathe and surface grinder to fabricate parts and precision grind surfaces; assemble precision optical instruments and check calibration; establish a vertical reference plane from which measurements can be taken; establish an optical reference plane perpendicular to a pre-established line of sight; level and adjust the elevation of a machine base; align a machine-based centerline and vertical machinery components; conduct a two-peg test.


Course 1: The overall goal of this course is to provide an academic introduction to the occupational skills that millwrights in the New York City area must master in order to effectively install, replace, dismantle, and repair machinery and heavy equipment used in turbines, conveyor systems and other large-scale machinery requiring precision measurements and alignment. Apprentices receive an introduction to the Millwright trade and learn to identify and use basic hand and precision tools, including inside, outside and depth micrometers. Course 2: This course provides an introduction to the precision tools, machinery and layout methods used in the millwright trade. Apprentices are introduced to the most basic form of layout in preparation for more complex layout projects. Instruction combines lecture about machine safety and precision tools with hands-on projects designed to build apprentice skill in the use of micrometers, precision levels, dial indicators and the Brunson optical level. Projects include machine-base leveling, dial indicator and micrometer use, and tight wire readings and adjustments. Successful completion enables millwrights to use precision measuring instruments to take accurate readings on the jobsite. Course 3: This course provides both theoretical and practical instruction in bolting techniques, the operation of machine tools commonly used in the millwright trade and instruction in the use of optical instruments to conduct layout. Students completing this course receive the UBC-recognized Hytorc ™ Bolting Technician Qualification and is qualified to safely use hydraulic torque wrenches and machine tools in accordance with industry practices and standards. Apprentices assemble and use the Brunson optical level and theodolite to set machinery centerlines to conduct the two-peg test and earn a theodolite qualification card.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1, 2, and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Millwright or Construction Technology (11/08) (11/13 revalidation) (1/19 revalidation).  NOTE: All three courses must be completed to receive credit.