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MACH 1151 - CNC Operator - Turning Centre

Machinist Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

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


MACH 0105 - Lathe Operator or equivalent, basic computer knowledge.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86323

Tue Mar 01 - Sat Mar 26 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 01 - Mar 26 Sat 08:00 - 14:30 BBY NW06 Rm. 112
Mar 01 - Mar 17 Tue/Thu 19:00 - 22:00 BBY NW06 Rm. 112


Marte Arreola

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students will need approval for class registration. Please contact the Department Head, Stefano Pettenon 604-432-8214 or for approval. Please include your BCIT ID number (if you have one).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. 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 in your myBCIT account.

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.
  • Identify, select and inspect tooling and tool holders.
  • Set up tooling and offsets.
  • Set up work-holding and accesories.
  • 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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