Program Objectives

To develop basic skills necessary to the trade such as: resolving mathematical problems relatied to numerical control machine tools, interpret drawings; develop the skills necessary to do manual programming, automatic programming, basic and complex machining on a numerical control lathe; develop the skills necessary for multidisciplinary team work and to integrate into shcool and work life.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
872-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
872-153 Adapt to new types of work organization 45 3
872-194 Program a numerical control lathe manually 60 4
872-206 Machine simple parts on a numerical control lathe 90 6
872-214 Program a machining centre manually 60 4
872-226 Machine simple parts using a machining centre 90 6
872-292 Interpret complex drawings related to numerical control machine tool operation 30 2
872-303 Solve mathematical problems related to numerical control machining 45 3
872-314 Do automatic programming 60 4
872-328 Perform complex machining operations on a numerical control lathe 120 8
872-338 Perform complex machining operations using a machining centre 120 8
872-346 Mass-produce parts using numerical control machine tools 90 6
872-354 Enter the workforce 60 4
885 59

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

Persons who hold a DVS:
5223 Techniques d'usinage
OR 1493 Techniques d'usinage
OR 5723 Machining Technics
OR 1993 Machining Technics
Have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
Persons practising an occupation related to the program of study.

Functional Prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS de Montréal
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
École des métiers de l'aérospatiale de Montréal

Numerical Control Machine Tool Operation

CNC machinists, sometimes referred to as tool and die makers or machining tool operators, program computer numerical control machines and create complex metal parts. They operate NC lathes and machining centres. This is an exciting job for those with good manual dexterity and a logical, methodical and analytical mind. A job as a CNC machinist also requires autonomy and meticulousness.

Job Titles

Computer numerical control (CNC) machinist
CNC (computer numerical control) machining tool operator

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