Red Seal Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Exam Prep (Live Online)

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    Live Online


  • Duration:

    16 Hours 

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Part-Time: Coming again in 2023

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Industrial Mechanic (Millwrights) Red Seal Examination Preparation course is designed based on the competencies listed in the trade’s National Occupational Analysis (NOA). This course focuses on engaging in a thorough review, interpretation, and discussion of the NOA and helping students develop the essential knowledge and test-taking skills to successfully challenge the Red Seal Examination of the trade.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand the components and structure of the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and its relation to the Red Seal Exam
  • Identify knowledge gaps through a review of sub-tasks
  • Review and demonstrate understanding of content as related to sub-tasks outlined in the NOA
  • Develop an approach to answering multiple choice questions
  • Understand how to tackle multiple choice exam
  • Develop a strategic personal study plan to prepare for the Red Seal Exam
  • Create study notes and guides to prepare for the Red Seal Exam

Topics Covered

  • Common Occupational Skills
  • Rigging, hoisting/lifting and moving
  • Mechanical power transmission components and systems
  • Prime movers, Services shafts, bearings and seals
  • Couplings, clutches and brakes
  • Chain and belt drive systems
  • Gear systems
  • Shaft alignment procedures
  • Robotics and automated equipment
  • Pumps, compressors, piping, tanks and containers
  • Conveying systems
  • Hydraulic systems, pneumatic and vacuum systems
  • Preventative and predictive maintenance, commissioning and decommissioning

Admission Requirements



Subject to change without notice

Don Vincent

Don brings a lifetime of mechanical experience to Ashton. Starting early as an automotive apprentice, a hydraulic technician, spending some time in the military/ law enforcement and then, ultimately, to a Red Seal as a millwright. As a millwright, he has worked in manufacturing, sawmills, food production and aerospace building platforms for companies like NASA, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. Don brings a strong aptitude for all things mechanical, with a special interest in compressors and turbines. Metal is his preferred medium; Don is also a bladesmith/ metal fabricator. Safety and high-quality results are the main priorities. Don spends his downtime with his dog Nyx, a puppy Cane Corso.


  • Coming again in 2023
    • Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • None


The registration fee for this course is $495.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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