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Machinist Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

Begin your career in this challenging and rewarding trade. Machinists set up and operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines, lathes, milling machines, drill presses and grinders. As modern machine tools are often computer-driven, a Machinist can be involved in programming and operating high tech equipment. Machinists make metal parts and do repair work, custom fabrication and mass production manufacturing.

Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.

How to register

Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See How to Become an Apprentice to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

Apprentice Success Services

Have you been out of school for some time? SAIT is committed to your success and is pleased to offer resources designed to prepare you for your training at SAIT and make your learning experience a successful one while in training. Visit Apprenticeship Success Services to learn how SAIT can help promote your success.

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Take our online quiz to see where your math and technical reading skills stand.

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