Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate
Interested in earning your Machining Centre Certificate I and II or your Turning Centre Certificate I and II, or all four? NAIT's CNC Certificate programs are well-recognized by industry. Our leading-edge equipment provides an excellent opportunity to get hands-on training as an operator and programmer.
Program Model / Completion Requirements
In your chosen machine type, it is suggested that you register for all three core courses at the same time. Students completing one level will not be guaranteed placement at the next level.
Students with previous experience who wish to enter a higher-level CNC course, without completing previous levels, will be required to demonstrate CNC skills and competencies prior to registration. Contact program area for the required forms. Students registering in CNC courses are accepted on a “first come - first served” basis.
Note: Students must take courses in the prerequisite sequence.
A certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete the three levels of Operations and/or the three levels of Programming within each certificate.
There are two streams based on the machines (Machining Centre and Turning Centre) available for the CNC Certificate:
- CNC Machining Centre Operator Certificate I
- CNC Machining Centre Programming Certificate II
- CNC Turning Centre Operator Certificate I
- CNC Turning Centre Programming Certificate II
You may choose to earn all four certificates.
Please fax the completed Request for Certification Form (pdf) to Continuing Education at 780.471.8993 or to the Registrar's Office at 780.471.8490.
Entrance RequirementsStudents with no previous mechanical experience must take MACH150 Introduction to Basic Machining Industrial Skills.
Students may find work opportunities as a CNC operator, set-up person or programmer. Students may also advance to supervisory positions, start their own business, or branch out to work in positions such as quality assurance inspector, machinist, millwright, or tool and die maker. There are ample opportunities in oilfield manufacturing, general manufacturing, production and industrial repair shops.
|MACH150||Introduction to Basic Machining Industrial Skills|
|CNC Machining Centre Operator Certificate I|
|MACH201||Basic Machining Centre Operation|
|MACH202||Intermediate Machining Centre Operations|
|MACH203||Advanced Machining Centre Operations|
|CNC Machining Centre Programming Certificate II|
|MACH204||Basic Machine Centre Programming|
|MACH205||Intermediate Machine Centre Programming|
|MACH206||Advanced Machining Centre Programming|
|CNC Turning Centre Operator Certificate I|
|MACH301||Basic Turning Centre Operation|
|MACH302||Intermediate Turning Centre Operation|
|MACH303||Advanced Turning Centre Operations|
|CNC Turning Centre Programming Certificate II|
|MACH304||Basic Turning Centre Programming|
|MACH305||Intermediate Turning Centre Programming|
|MACH306||Advanced Turning Centre Programming|
|Specialized CNC Machine Courses|
|MACH613||Geometric Dimension & Tolerance|