British Columbia Institute of


MACH 1150 - CNC Operator - Machining Centre

Machinist Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course is designed to provide the skills to set up and operate CNC Machining Centres. The course introduces basic CNC milling operations and a basic understanding of CNC programming and its applications. Students will manufacture simple parts using CNC machining centres and will gain the experience of performing quality control inspections before, during, and after CNC operations.


MACH 0110 – Milling Machine Operator or equivalent, basic computer knowledge.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 45937

Tue Sep 10 - Sat Oct 05 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 05 Tue/Thu 19:00 - 22:00 BBY NW06 Rm. 112
Sep 14 - Oct 05 Sat 08:00 - 14:30 BBY NW06 Rm. 112


Marte Arreola

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students cannot register without the approval of Chief Instructor Marte Arreola, 604-432-8477 or This course will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tuesday and Thursday classes will occur from 1900-2200, and Saturday classes will occur from 0800-1430. Information about course materials will be provided on the first day of class. Cost of materials estimated at $75.00. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret part programs.
  • Identify location, functions, and operation of machine control.
  • Establish work coordinate systems.
  • Select and inspect tooling and tool holders.
  • Set up tooling and offsets.
  • Install and align work-holding devices and fixtures.
  • Transfer programs to and from the machine control.
  • Adjust tooling and offset to meet drawings specifications.
  • Produce components to specifications.
  • Optimize programs.
  • Troubleshoot CNC problems.

Effective as of Winter 2019


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