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Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic Apprenticeship

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Program update

Applications to this program are currently suspended.
Please contact info@nlc.bc.ca for more information.

Industrial Instrumentation Mechanics install, repair, maintain, and adjust instruments used to measure and control industrial processes such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. They diagnose faults and perform preventative maintenance by inspecting and testing the instruments and systems in use. These types of instruments are typically used for controlling factors such as: flow of gases or liquids; temperature of materials or stages of a process; pressure maintained during a process, or level of a material used or created during a process.

If a student currently works as an Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic, and has an employer who will provide on-the- job training, s/he is eligible to enroll in Apprenticeship training. An Apprenticeship is a three-party agreement between the Apprentice, the employer, and SkilledTradesBC.

Students receive training according to the provincial Apprenticeship curriculum, as established by SkilledTradesBC, pertinent to the Apprenticeship level in which the student is enrolled. Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-Provincial exam in Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic.

Career Prospects

Industrial Instrumentation Mechanics are often employed by pulp and paper processing companies, hydroelectric power generating companies or mining, petrochemical and natural gas companies.



No intakes are scheduled at this time.


Level 1 is 300 hours; approximately 10 weeks long.

Level 2 is 240 hours; approximately 8 weeks long.

Level 3 is 240 hours; approximately 8 weeks long.

Level 4 is 240 hours; approximately 8 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees

Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship

Fee schedule not available.

Admission Requirements

Level 1: Registered Apprentice with SkilledTradesBC; OR Proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training program.

Levels 2-4: Successful completion of previous level Apprenticeship Technical Training; OR Successful challenge of a previous level SkilledTradesBC Placement Exam.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.

  2. Students must provide personal protective equipment (including footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses).

  3. The program is affiliated with SkilledTradesBC.

Program Requirements

Residency Requirement 100% of each level must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade Requirements 70% minimum in all courses


Training results are reported to SkilledTradesBC

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