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MACH 1130 - CNC Operator Level 1

Machinist Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Focuses on the identification of conventional and CNC machines: Terminology, axis of motion and coding. Includes the study of the coordinate system of CNC machines, CNC operation, and maintenance, tooling of CNC machine, basic programming skill for turning center and machine center, as well as canned cycles.


3 years of machine shop experience and department pre-test.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 36390

Tue Sep 04 - Mon Oct 01 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Oct 01 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 18:45 - 22:45 BBY NW06 Rm. 112



Course Outline





  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Prerequisite: Three years of machine shop experience and department pre-test. To arrange for the pre-test, contact 604-432-8477. Note: Students cannot register without the approval to register form, which is provided by Marte Arreola, 604-432-8477 or email, Chief Instructor. Textbook/Manuals Required: "CNC Programming Handbook", Author: Peter Smid, 2008. Lathe Operators Manual and Milling Operators Manual (HAAS). Upon successful completion of the following three courses, MACH 1130, MACH 1131 and MACH 1132, a statement of completion will be issued. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

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Related Programs

MACH 1130 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

Books & Supplies

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Fall 2018

Books for Fall 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Cnc Programming Handbook (W/Cd Only)
Author Smid
Publisher Industrial
Copyright 2008
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-83113-347-4
Price $97.50

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Lathe Operator's Manual 96-8700 Rev Y (Op)
Author Haas
Publisher Acc
Copyright 2009
Binding Spiral
Price $14.50

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Mill Operator's Manual 96-8000 Rev Y (Op)
Author Haas
Publisher Acc
Copyright 2009
Binding Spiral
Price $13.50


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