Do you like making things with precision with or without the aid of a computer? Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a techie? Do
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you take pride in a seeing high-quality manufactured products? Perhaps you should consider a career as a Machinist!
Today’s manufacturing utilizes innovative technologies, including sophisticated Computer numerical control (CNC), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software and specialty aerospace industry materials to develop and build the products of tomorrow. CNC Machinist technician design, manufacture and repair components, parts and tools from a variety of metals and other engineered materials using traditional and state-of-the-art machines. Many Machinists of today can be found transferring complex mechanical engineering drawings from the computer screen to computerized machinery.
BCIT is the largest provider of CNC machinist education and training in the province of BC. The program uses the latest technologies in education to combine theory and practical lessons in a work like environment. The strengths of the BCIT machinist programs are based on:
Great Faculty –
Our faculty are dedicated to teaching. Many have extensive manufacturing, engineering, and industrial experience.
Machine Facilities –
The key to success is to be able to make a part that is of the highest quality appearance with the most efficient machine operations. You will learn through theory and hands-on practical assignments in our 30,000 square foot shop with state-of-the-art industrial equipment, computer numerical control machines, and computer aided manufacturing software help you to understand the concepts that you learn in lectures and gives you job-ready, practical skills.
Fascinating Career Paths –
The opportunities as a CNC machinist technician can be very challenging and lucrative. Some of the career opportunities include:
- Aerospace Industry
- Automobile/Motorcycle Industry
- Medical Research Industry
- Innovative Technologies Industry
- Research and Development Industry
- Forestry and Mining Industry
- Manufacturing Machine Parts Industry
After completing the Machinist Foundation or CNC Machinist Technician program, students can complete an apprenticeship in the Machinist Trade. After the completion of your training and a passing grade on the interprovincial exam, you will receive the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, the B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement, also known as the Red Seal.