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CNC Machining Centre Operator Certificate I

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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.

These courses are intended for students with little or no CNC machining experience. Students will be introduced to basic theory and experience hands-on practice in the operation of a vertical machining centre.


Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less 3 Courses
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Students with no previous machining experience must first take MACH150 - Introduction to Basic Machining Industrial Skills.

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.

For more information, please visit: Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Certificate

Application Deadline

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.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 01, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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