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Machining Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Start your career as a machinist - a rewarding and challenging trade with precision and craftsmanship as core attributes. Get hands-on machining training by setting up and operating precision and CNC equipment to produce components used in various industries.?? As a machinist, you'll make or modify mainly metal components to very fine tolerances based on intended designs. Modern machine tools are computer-driven, making machinists responsible for programming and operating high-tech equipment such as CNC mills, lathes, electrical discharge machines (EDM) and coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Metal cutting and shaping operations also use various other tools, including conventional mills, drills, lathes and grinders.? Some of the skills you'll learn in this program include machining as a broad range of technologies and techniques. In addition, you'll get hands-on training on machine set-up, manual and computer numerically controlled (CNC) operations, blueprint reading and CAD/CAM, process planning, design validation, precision measurement, metallurgy and machine shop communication fundamentals.?? With 60 weeks (1,530 hours) of training, this two-year program offers nearly double the content of the Machinist apprenticeship stream for equivalent periods. When you successfully complete each of the first three 15-week semesters, you will be eligible to write the Alberta Machinist Apprenticeship Period exams. At the end of 60 weeks, you will be eligible to write the Journeyman Machinist apprenticeship exam.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

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Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $9,035.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,608.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

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 October 04, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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