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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$2,696

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Jan 4-Aug 26

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Today’s secondary wood manufacturing sector strongly benefits from the use of computerized numerical control (CNC) equipment in areas such as architectural millwork, kitchen cabinets, and furniture components. If you have an interest in the woodworking industry and a desire to program and set-up CNC machines, this program is well-suited for you. This one-year Ontario College Certificate will provide you with the skills to apply CNC techniques to develop programs for various CNC equipment such as beam saws, nesting routers, point-to-point machining centers, drills and dovetail machines. Through active, hands-on learning you will gain practical knowledge of the equipment, as well as best practices used in CNC programming within a variety of industrial settings. Program work is completed in a 50,000 square foot state-of-the art facility using modern equipment.

What You’ll Learn

  • Perform all cabinetmaking activities safely and in accordance with applicable legislation and industry best practices and standards.
  • Determine appropriate machining processes to meet the requirements of a variety of manufacturing techniques and standards used in the woodworking industry.
  • Interpret and produce technical sketches, drawings, and related documents for common furniture and cabinet units using various software applications.
  • Program and set up a wide range of production Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery and equipment for use in wood products manufacturing.
  • Create quality machined wood products using common trade related materials that are selected based on the suitability of their variety, grades and physical properties.
  • Solve trade-related problems by assessing the situation and applying mathematics and other problem solving tools and processes.
  • Use written, verbal, graphical and digital techniques to effectively communicate appropriate levels of technical information.
  • Operate Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery and associated equipment in a safe and effective manner while meeting industry standards.

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Student Reviews (2)

Conestoga College

Well-rounded programmer with industry contacts

Sebastian Prieto

Kitchener-Waterloo • April 30, 2021

Graduated From

Computer Programming

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals ...

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals and will help you understand not just the theory but what it's like to be a programmer. I liked my two years here and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to do a four-year compsci degree.

Conestoga College

Perfect transition for getting a job in Canada

Divya Desai

May 20, 2020

Graduated From

Mobile Application Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IE...

I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IETLS. The learning was in-depth and lots of companies were part of the program. Conestoga was focused on job skills from the start. This was perfect for me considering I wanted to get back into programming in a new country.

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