Machinist, Graduate Certificate | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Canada
12 months
19500 CAD/year
9000 CAD/year
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Machinist certificate program can fast-track you into the workforce, and give you a head start on apprenticeship. You’ll need good computer skills, math skills and be comfortable working in industrial settings.


About this Degree

Machinists are in high demand in western Canada—from the oil patch to power utilities, from manufacturing facilities to mines, mills and chemical plants. The job demands both problem-solving and creativity to machine parts to blueprint specifications.

Machinist is a one-year certificate program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic offered in Saskatoon and Regina. You’ll learn on a variety of machine tools in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops including lathes, mills, drill presses, surface grinders, CNC lathes and machining centres. You’ll also learn online, blended training for the CNC course, and participate in an industry-based work experience.

Experienced instructors who understand the demands of industrial workplaces, from maintaining workflow to working safely, will help you build knowledge and skills in:

  • blueprint reading, technical drawing, precision measurement
  • communications and applied math
  • computer numerical control (CNC)
  • drilling machine operations
  • grinding and sawing operations
  • heat treatment processes
  • lathe operations
  • materials selection
  • milling machine operations

Programme Structure


  • Benchwork
  • Technical Drawing
  • Work Environment Skills
  • Drilling Machine Operations
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Applied Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 10
  • English Language Requirement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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