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CNC Machining and Advanced Technology

Further your future in fabrication.

Elevate your machining and manufacturing skills and build the in-depth knowledge you need to enhance your career potential.

This diploma program is an optional second-year continuation of the CNC Machinist Technician certificate program. It has been developed for CNC Machinist Technician graduates or those with a similar combination of education and experience.

In this program, you will prepare for a variety of career opportunities and explore advanced manufacturing technologies, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programming, advanced multi-axis CNC machining, additive manufacturing (3D Printing), robotics and automation. Through the CNC Machining and Advanced Technology program, you will build practical knowledge, employer-sought skills and work experience in our machine shop and through a work practicum. You will also explore elective courses focused on specialized manufacturing techniques, including multi-axis machining, CNC probing and aerospace composite manufacturing.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $6,400 – $7,100
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

After completing CNC Machinist Technician’s first year (Terms 1 and 2), you can choose to pursue the CNC Machining and Advanced Technology diploma by completing Terms 3 and 4. Use advanced technologies, including additive manufacturing and automation, explore diverse industry experiences and pursue electives to build skills that support your career path.


Build on your previous machining skills and explore advanced manufacturing processes, including CAM and additive manufacturing.


Showcase your knowledge by completing an in-depth capstone project while exploring diverse career options through elective courses.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Machinist
  • CNC programmer
  • Senior machine operator
  • CNC machinist
  • Lead hand
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Shop supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Quality technician

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Use additive manufacturing to proof and test parts before producing functional components on CNC machines.
Work with industrial robots and explore the use of automation in manufacturing facilities.
Draw parts and create programs for CNC machines using computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.
Collaborate with instructors to prototype products, incorporate feedback and create innovative solutions to real industry challenges.
Complete complex projects and explore advanced manufacturing techniques, such as the 5-axis machining, through specialized electives.
Take advantage of modern facilities to set up, program and run industry-standard CNC turning centers and become work-ready.

Graduate Success

Our graduates succeed in various roles across the machining industry, from experienced machinists to department leaders. With an RRC Polytech education, you’ll have the practical skills, in-depth knowledge, work experience and industry connections to excel, adapt and pursue challenging new opportunities.

Enhance your experience

A CNC Machining and Advanced Technology diploma prepares you for lifelong learning, builds on your previous experience and prepares you for a diverse range of careers and specializations.

Take advantage of industry expertise

Our passionate instructors are dedicated to sharing their wide range of industry experience. Using their connections with industry leaders and their backgrounds in machining, tool-and-die, quality control and engineering, they ensure your education is engaging, up-to-date and practical.

Create with cutting-edge technology

RRC Polytech is home to modern facilities, state-of-the-art machine shops, industry-standard CNC equipment and advanced automation technology – all focused on giving you crucial work experience. You’ll build all the skills and knowledge you need to start your career and excel from day one.

“RRC Polytechnic helped me reach my goal of becoming a red seal machinist. Instructors never gave up on us and ensured we understood and were prepared for the challenges ahead.”

Graeme Pearson – CNC Machinist
Argus Industries Inc.

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a CNC Machining and Advanced Technology student, you are interested in exploring advanced manufacturing techniques, solving complex challenges with advanced technology and creating innovative products. You have completed the CNC Machinist Technician certificate program or have obtained similar experience and want to build on or specialize your current skills and pursue greater opportunities.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Practical
  • Results-oriented
  • Technical thinker


  • Lifelong learning
  • Mathematics
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • Troubleshooting


  • Coding
  • Drafting
  • Metal working
  • CNC
  • Manufacturing

All the Information You Need



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Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.


Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.


Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

Get Started with RRC Polytech

Start Your Application

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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