• One year certificate
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • September entry date
  • Credit transfer opportunities: high school credits, credit toward apprenticeship and credit toward diploma
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.


Prepare for a career as a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinist or general machinist.  Learn to set up and operate CNC and manual metal cutting machines, interpret engineering drawings, apply geometric dimensioning and use CAD software.

Graduates will be competent in the following:

  • Applying safe and correct practices when handling tools and equipment
  • Setting up and safely operating manual milling machines, lathes, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and turning centers
  • Interpreting engineering drawings
  • Applying geometric dimensioning to verify component parts
  • Using basic Computer Aided Design (CAD) software

Studies consist of theory and practical training.

Graduates of the program may find career opportunities as CNC operators or machinist apprentices in a wide variety of industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical research
  • General manufacturing
  • Repair
  • Mining
  • Transportation manufacturing
  • Research and development

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