Millwright certificate and AAS programs are offered by many state and community colleges throughout the country. Programs are typically one to two years in length.
Schools with Millwright Programs
These schools offer millwright certificate and associate's degree programs, and some offer apprenticeships.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees 2015-2016*|
|Lane Community College||Eugene, OR||2-year, Public||Associate's, Apprenticeship||$4,047 in-state, $9,213 out-of-state|
|Metropolitan Community College||Kansas City, KS||2-year, Public||Associate's||$5,280 in-state, $6,900 out-of-state|
|GateWay Community College||Phoenix, AZ||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$2,046 in-state, $7,830 out-of-state|
|Umpqua Community College||Roseburg, OR||2-year, Public||Apprenticeship||$4,678 in-state, $8,901 out-of-state|
|Alabama Southern Community College||Monroeville, AL||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$4,320 in-state, $7,770 out-of-state|
|Portland Community College||Portland, OR||2-year, Public||Apprenticeship||$3,766 in-state, $8,374 out-of-state|
|Prince William Sound Community College- University of Alaska||Anchorage, AK||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$5,545 tuition, $17,177 out-of-state|
|SOWELA Technical Community College||Lake Charles, LA||2-year, Public||Certificate||$4,077 in-state, $7,504 out-of-state|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Students should consider these factors when choosing a millwright program:
- Programs differ in that some programs require more algebra and physics; others require more humanities courses like history, English and sociology.
- Aspiring millwrights may want to consider the availability and type of apprenticeships open to them through different schools.
- Prospective students may want to consider millwright technology programs based on the dominant industry in the city or region of the school or in which they live.
Certificate in Millwright Technology
A 1-year certificate program trains future millwrights through classroom instruction and a significant field component. Graduates are qualified to enter the workforce in entry-level millwright positions at factories or small machinery shops.
Associate of Applied Science in Millwright Technology
Associate's degree programs in millwright technology combine a series of general education courses with classes specific to millwright training. Graduates of these 2-year programs can enter the workforce or transfer to 4-year bachelor's degree programs.
Aspiring millwrights should consider a program's curriculum and the availability of apprenticeships when choosing a school. Students may also choose a program based on what industry is dominant in their region.