CNC operator

Production Equipment Operations (CNC operator)

5810 Diploma of Vocational Studies

The Production Equipment Operation program is designed to train you to apply, in whole or in part, the process for manufacturing a product. You will be able to prepare raw and processed materials and machinery; operate conventional or automated production equipment; ensure quality control of manufactured products; handle raw materials and products; prepare products for shipping; and carry out preventive maintenance on the equipment made available to you.

Training includes:

  • Operating a Computerized Numerical Controller (CNC)
  • Maintaining machinery
  • Quality control
  • Read and understand technical drawings

Employment opportunities:

  •  CNC operator (metal)
  •  Could also apply to : plastic, rubber, granite and other materials

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the CNC program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.

OR

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the general development test, or recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons having earned Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
The Trade and the Training Process
75
Interpreting Technical Drawings
15
Health and Safety
90
Shopwork
15
Job Search Techniques
105
Operating Conventional Machinery
105
Operating an Automated Production System
90
Maintaining Machinery
Hours
Statement of the Competency
75
Solving Mathematical Problems
45
Industrial Manufacturing Processes
30
Using a Computerized Workstation
60
Quality Control
30
Handling Materials
90
Entering the Work Force
45
New Types of Work Organization

TOTAL : 7 months (900 hours)