CNC Classes in Mississauga

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Institute of Technical Trades

Computer Numerical Control (often referred to as CNC) allows for the movements and functions of a machine tool to be directly controlled by a computer program. CNC controls the machine tool and thus manages a variety of actions and functions. Today, in almost every industry, CNC machines are functioning in facilities small and large. Indeed, Computer Numerical Control has become essential to manufacturing, with companies of all sizes adopting the technology. For CNC classes in Mississauga, the Institute of Technical Trades offers complete, comprehensive training.

Every year, companies of all types modernize their manufacturing processes and technologies. It means that traditional machinists are losing ground to the specialists who have CNC skills. These CNC professionals are highly trained (with certificates/diplomas) and with high-level proficiency in machining and programming. More important, there is market demand - today’s employers are looking for CNC graduates with up-to-date education and the latest skills. They are seeking skill sets and specialization in such distinct disciplines as MasterCAM, AutoCAD, and SolidWORKS.


AutoCAD is internationally recognized. It’s a software application that is used in a wide range of computer-aided design and drafting (2D and 3D). It’s accessible as a cloud-based application, a desktop application, and on mobile devices. AutoCAD is well respected by architects, engineers, graphic designers, and project managers – and is employed in industries around the world.


SolidWORKS is proprietary software used in computer-aided modeling, design and engineering. This software is currently being used by engineers and designers right around the world, and is a routine design tool in numerous industry sectors. SolidWORKS is recognized as a “solid modeler” and is used specifically when creating customized design models and assemblies.


MasterCAM is specialized CADCAM software used in computer-aided design and manufacturing. It is a primary tool for machinists and engineers, allowing the operator to create/design required “virtual parts” in a desktop application. This software package is the most widely used around the world, and allows machinists in all industries to design, create, and cut parts.

Industry demand for CNC technology, machinery and operators is growing at an exponential rate, and as such, the Institute of Technical Trades offers CNC classes in Mississauga. ITT prepares students for jobs of the future, offering Diploma Programs in Computer Numerical Control that are complete and comprehensive – from machine setup, to operation, to programming. At ITT, the training program, instruction regimen, and software are updated regularly so that students are totally up-to-date with the most current state-of-the-art tools and technologies.

CNC classes in Mississauga are designed to train students in machining parts, in assembly, and in utilizing “machineable” wax, wood, and metal. The training allows students to learn everything first hand - how to use the right tools - how to operate a CNC mill and lathe - and how to use all of the precision instruments. Computer Numerical Control classes are complete and comprehensive and include in-depth instruction in preparing, reading, and outputting engineering blueprints. The training regimen also includes creating 2D/3D drawings for parts/assemblies.

CNC training at ITT is leading edge - all project work is executed to exact specifications, and in keeping with the highest technical standards. Training is meant to represent the expectations and tolerances that employers expect. Because of this, CNC classes in Mississauga are structured in order to provide the vocational training and skills development that students will require when programming and operating CNC tools using proprietary software. ITT offers students a hands-on learning experience, with effective teaching techniques to assure proficiency.

The Institute of Technical Trades is registered as a Private Career College, and is governed by the Private Career Colleges Act. CNC classes use the most current computerized machine tools, and train students in class sizes that are small. This type of learning environment provides students with unlimited opportunities to develop and enhance their skill set. At ITT, students work hands-on with machinery – the focus is on practical training and on project participation. Instructors are highly qualified, and the training regimen fully challenges each student.

One of the objectives of CNC classes in Mississauga is to inspire students to work at full potential. This is a teaching environment that encourages advanced students to challenge themselves with projects that are more complex and demanding than the norm. In general, every ITT student is ready to start work on successful completion of the program. And with 40% of future jobs being created in technology and trades, employers in these industries are constantly in need of workers with the best training and skills. In short, ITT is the place to acquire that training.

CNC Machine Setup / Operator / Part Programmer

This Computer Numerical Control course provides in-depth training in the setup, programming, and operation of CNC lathes and mills. This is a complete and comprehensive 28-week program, which is approved by the Private Career Colleges Act. CNC classes in Mississauga professionally train students in the following disciplines:

Financial Assistance for Students and Funding Options

Financial limitations should not prohibit a student from education. ITT has a variety of funding options and financial aid possibilities for full time students. Generally, financial assistance for students is based on need. Financial assistance is based on the difference between a student’s “financial contribution” and the overall cost of the CNC program at ITT. The Institute of Technical Trades has a Financial Aid Officer who has experience sourcing funding options and preparing the necessary paperwork and applications.

In the coming years, there will be a worldwide shortage of skilled tradespeople. This is because the current labor generation has largely opted for “white collar” jobs, leaving a big gap in the skilled trades labor market. Furthermore, many baby boomers are close to retirement, leaving a good many high paying jobs in skilled trades wide open. At the Institute of Technical Trades, high quality training and skills development is creating the next generation of workers. ITT has more than 40 years of training experience, with over 30,000 graduates now in well paying careers.
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