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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:
Source: 'Machinist' profile on BC ITA.
Machinists set up and operate all machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, saws, grinding machines, drilling and boring machines, shapers, planers, precision measuring tools, hand and power tools, and related attachments and accessories.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 26 weeks. Levels One and Two are 6 weeks each. Levels Three and Four are 7 weeks each. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6600 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 220 weeks of training.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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