CNC Operators produce machined parts by interpreting programs to set up and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) machine with a focus on maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records and maintaining equipment and supplies. In this 3 course program students will benefit from hands-on practical training in safety procedures, setup and operation of HAAS Lathe and Milling CNC machines. Learn to create quality products and make the most of innovative technology.
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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Admission & Registration
- Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (MCT4C) or any U level
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Experience in machining is beneficial.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
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|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|MACH10071||CNC Operator - Lathe||Examine the fundamentals of CNC (Computer Numeric Control) lathes and turning centres. Enact and practice safety procedures, setup, and operate HAAS lathes. Cultivate an understanding of CNC turning as you gain hands-on experience using industry grade tools and equipment to create quality turned parts for a practical project - a functional Stirling engine (Note: the milled components of the Stirling engine are produced in MACH 10072 – CNC Operator - Milling). Materials included. CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. 39 hours.|
|MACH10072||CNC Operator - Milling||Explore the fundamentals of CNC (Computer Numeric Control) milling machines and machining centres. Implement in practice safety procedures, setup, and operation of HAAS milling machines. Develop an understanding of CNC milling as you gain hands-on experience using industry grade tools and equipment in the production of milled parts for a practical project - a functional Stirling engine (Note: the turned components of the Stirling engine are produced in MACH 10071 – CNC Operator - Lathe). Materials included. CSA approved safety shoes and safety glasses are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. 39 hours.|
|TDRWRE152||Blueprint Reading Mechanical||Emphasis on basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching will help students to develop the ability to visualize objects and interpret dimensions, sections, tolerances, machine finishes, assemblies, terminology, etc. Students must purchase a manual (available from the College Bookstore) for the course. 36 hours.|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
|MACH10071||CNC Operator - Lathe||Classroom||
|MACH10072||CNC Operator - Milling||
|TDRWRE152||Blueprint Reading Mechanical||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
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