CNC Machining Centre Production Technician

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:

131 hours

Program Duration:

2 months / 3 modules a day

Course Description

The CNC Lathe Production Technician program is a 9-week online program designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge required for work as entry-level CNC lathe production technicians.

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Controlled machines. A CNC Machining Centre Production Technician operates some of the manufacturing industry’s most advanced machines and robots to transform raw materials into high-quality parts. CNC machining center technicians work from blueprints, or computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files.

Learning Objectives

Students complete courses in the following areas:

  • Introduction to CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Machining
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Drawings
  • Understanding Materials in Manufacturing
  • Measurement Tools for Manufacturing
  • Cutting Tool Basics
  • Math Foundations
  • Workplace Safety Awareness
  • Career Building Skills

Hiring Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Marine
  • Medical devices


Median: $21/hour The salary for this position ranges from $15 to $29.50 per hour.

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Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or equivalent

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