Marine – Industrial Rigging

Marine – Industrial Rigging

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

Start Date:
1 Year
Certificate of Accomplishment
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2018 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 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 lift and, with supervision, electric overhead crane, boom truck and mobile crane).

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Student Highlights

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    Highlight"Small class sizes – You'll get to know your instructors and classmates."
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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.

Student Success

Other Info

  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition.
  • Start dates and locations for this program are determined according to industry demand.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

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 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
MIRG 7137   Trade Documentation
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Forklift Awareness
Manlift Operation
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

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