Holland College | Precision Machinist

Precision Machinist

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Certificate, Machinist
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with academic math and physics.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,212
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Graduation Fee $ 100
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Total $ 5,000
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,315
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 1,685
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 365
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee $ 150
Equipment/Tools/Reg. Fees $ 950
Total $ 1,465
  • Production machine shops
  • Machine repair shops
  • Aerospace/aviation shops
  • Farm equipment dealers
  • Heavy equipment companies
  • Shipyards
  • Electrical generation facilities
  • After graduation, if you choose to continue your CNC training, you may apply for entrance into the second year of the NBCC CNC Machining program

Program Overview

In the Precision Machinist program, you will learn how to take a mechanical blueprint and physically produce the part it describes. Learn to operate lathes, drill presses, vices, micrometers, and milling machines to create the precise component required by technical drawings.

You could create something that could become an integral part of an airplane or car, a piece of surgical equipment, or a major industrial machine. If you like to pay attention to detail and have mechanical aptitude, this program may be just what you’re looking for.

After graduation, if you choose to continue your CNC training, you may apply for entrance into the second year of the NBCC CNC Machining program.

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View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Red Seal

The most successful path to a Red Seal as a machinist begins with the Precision Machinist program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.



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