Marine - Industrial Rigging

Learn to manufacture, install, and repair rigging used to lift and move machinery and other heavy objects in shipyards and manufacturing plants.

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Start Date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate of Accomplishment
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2014 Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

In this program, you develop the skills and knowledge you require to work safely with rigging and hoisting with a high degree of accuracy in construction, industrial, and marine settings. You also learn to fabricate, inspect, install, and repair rigging slings and equipment used to lift and move machinery or other heavy objects within marine and industrial environments. After you complete this program, and pending completion of further certification, you're able to operate heavy workplace machinery (e.g., forklift, personnel lifts, and with supervision, electric overhead crane, boom truck, and mobile crane).

Info Students Highlights reflect comments provided in the annual Program Highlights Survey. Students participate in this survey to share their experiences and information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

  1. Highlight"Small class sizes – You'll get to know your instructors and classmates."
  2. Why Take It"Hands-on learning and work terms."
  3. Cool Activity"Learn using the latest technologies and equipment."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

The program has been developed in co-operation with industry in order to meet an increasing demand for highly skilled Riggers.

Employment Opportunities

The Marine – Industrial Rigging program prepares graduates to enter the workforce in the construction industry, marine environment, or offshore oil industry, where safe rigging and hoisting is required.

Other Info

  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition. View the 2014-2015 Program Fees for detailed program costs.
  • Start dates and locations for this program are determined according to industry demand. If you would like notification if additional program information becomes available (start dates/locations), please complete the Stay Connected Form.
  • Important Abilities & Skills – You should be in good physical condition, possess appropriate hand/eye coordination and motor skills, and be able to work from heights and in restricted areas. Interest in working in heavy industry; ability to work in various surroundings and settings in heavy industry or marine and offshore applications; a willingness to produce a consistent quality product in marine and offshore applications would be considered assets.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
MATH 1111   Essential Math for Trades
MIRG 7000   Safety Orientation for Marine and Industrial Rigging
MIRG 7032   Interpret Drawings and Instructions
MIRG 7079   Shielded Metal Arc Welding for Rigging
MIRG 7080   Fabrication
MIRG 7103   Work Experience
MIRG 7130   Rigging Practical I
MIRG 7131   Rigging Practical II
MIRG 7132   Rigging Theory
MIRG 7136   Basic Hydraulics
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
Forklift Awareness
Introduction to Confined Space Entry
Introduction to Hazard Identification
Introduction to Lock Out / Tag Out
Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Manlift Operation
Portfolio Development
Safe Trenching Awareness
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A
Transportation of Dangerous Goods

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