Where it Can Take You
Graduates of this program are generally employed by:
- machine shops
- manufacturing plants
- engine rebuilding shops
- tool and equipment supply companies
- production equipment repair shops
- tool and die shops
- mould-making shops
Graduates may also have the opportunity to become indentured apprentices with support from their employers.
For more information on roles, duties, career paths, salaries and more, visit:
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Machinist Apprenticeship Program
Students who maintain a specified level of marks will be allowed to challenge the year 1 apprenticeship exam. There is a cost to write the apprenticeship exam that is paid directly to Alberta and Industry Training at the time of the exam.
Advanced apprenticeship standing is available to individuals who apply to the apprenticeship program after finding work in the machine shop industry. For more information please contact your local Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office toll-free at 780.310.0000, in Edmonton at 1.800.248.4823, or at www.tradesecrets.org.
Continuing your studies
NAIT offers a number of part-time courses through Continuing Education to further enhance your career, including
- Introduction to Basic Machining Industrial Skills (MAC 50)
- Basic Machining Centre Operation (MAC 201)
- Intermediate Machining Centre Operations (MAC 202)
- Advanced Machining Centre Operations (MAC 203)
- Basic Turning Centre Operation (MAC 301)
- Intermediate Turning Centre Operation (MAC 302)
- Advanced Turning Centre Operations (MAC 303)
- Machine Shop I (MAC 101)
- Machine Shop II (MAC 112)
- Machine Shop III (MAC 113)
- Machine Shop IV (MAC 114)
- Basic Foundry & Pattern Making (MAC 115)
- Mastercam Level I - Milling (MC 131)
- Mastercam Level II - Lathe (MC 132)
Additional professional association courses are available through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).