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Continuing Education

Machine Shop Certificate


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Experience hands-on training with the operation of machine shop equipment, including drill press, lathe and milling machines. If you are considering a career as a machinist, want to develop professionally or want to gain manual machining skills for your hobby projects, these courses will provide you with a range of opportunities to improve your theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills. Our program will provide you with expert instruction, tools and equipment in our fully outfitted Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machining.

Upon successful completion of the 4 courses in this certificate program, you will have developed skills and obtained knowledge of manual machining, using tools like drill, lathe and mill-drill. You will be able to use these competencies to increase your value at work or in your own machine shop on your own projects. 
A NAIT Machine Shop Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of MACH101, MACH105, MACH110 and MACH115. 

NAIT Machine Shop courses (MACH101 and MACH105) are prerequisites for the Gunsmithing Courses.

Our program will help you find additional avenues into the machinist trade, including opportunities at machine shops. You may also gain skills and expertise that allow you to branch out into other areas, such as quality control and tool-and-die.