British Columbia Institute of Technology

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Machinist Foundation

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Energy
Field of Study:Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Description:A machinist sets up and operates all machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, saws, grinding machines, drilling and boring machines, precision-measuring tools, hand and power tools. Increasingly, these machine operators use computer numerical controlled machines. Machinist operators must have an understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, metallurgy, and mechanical engineering drawing, and must be in good physical condition to work around the machinery.

Basic theory and related information along with hands-on practice will enable students to become competent in the basic operations needed to make industrial parts and components according to engineering drawings. Graduates of the Machinist Foundation program are eligible for credit toward the first level of apprenticeship technical training in the machinist apprenticeship.
URL:Machinist Foundation at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:25 Week(s)
Careers:Machining Tool OperatorsContractors and Supervisors, Machining, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting TradesMachinistsSee More...

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Applicants should have sufficient physical strength and stamina to meet the demands of the work, good hearing and eyesight, normal colour vision, manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination. In addition, applicants should have good theoretical and practical mathematical skills and mechanical aptitude.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 29, 2020