The machinist apprenticeship requires time spent on the job and in-school training. A Machinist apprentice must complete a four-year program consisting of 6,330 workplace hours and 870 in-school hours of training. After completion of training, a passing grade on the interprovincial exam will result in the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, the B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal.
BCIT offers all four levels of technical training for the machinist apprenticeship.
Due to the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative, apprentices beginning Level 1 or 2 after April 1, 2020 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program. Any technical training and/or work-based training hours on their record will be transferred over.
Harmonized apprentice levels will be scheduled as follows:
Current Machinist apprentices will have the following options to complete their training:
Current apprentices are encouraged to complete each level of training in their current stream as follows:
Current apprentices that need to transition to the new program may need to complete GAP training in order to enter the new stream.
Please visit the ITA's Machinist page For more information on the Machinist Apprenticeship and its transition to the harmonized format.
If you have any questions about the BCIT Machinist Apprenticeship program, contact Chief Instructor Marte Arreola.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
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