Overview

This program is designed to provide high quality practical skills, combined with appropriate theory to meet the specific needs of the machining industry. Seneca College has offered this program for over 25 years with a high degree of graduate success. The program is offered in individualized modules allowing students to progress at their own pace, with one-on-one contact with the instructor.

This program prepares students to work in modern machine shops. Skills and knowledge of metal cutting are achieved by completing a wide variety of practical projects. Students work at their own pace while working one-on-one with their instructor. Successful graduates gain milling, turning, grinding, drilling and bench-work experience.

Safety glasses and safety shoes must be worn at all times in the machining lab.

Career Opportunities

  • Tool-Die
  • Tool Maker
  • Computerized Numeric Control Machinist/Operator
  • General Machinist
  • Machine Repair

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, please visit the Government of Canada website.

National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Government of Canada

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) provides a standardized language for describing the work performed by Canadians in the labor market. It gives statisticians, labor market analysts, career counselors, employers and individual job seekers a consistent way to collect data and describe and understand the nature of work.

Entry Requirements

Students should have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with strong Mathematical and English language skills or be at that functional level with related industrial experience. Modularized instruction allows students to progress at their own pace with regular one-on-one contact with the instructor. You work directly with prepared modules, receiving feedback from the instructor as you progress.

Students considering modularized instruction should be highly motivated and able to work independently.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

(3 Courses)

MTH100
Mathematics
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Prerequisite(s):

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with strong Mathematical & English language skills or be at that functional level with related industrial experience.

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills to solve practical shop problems. These skills will enhance a skilled metal machining trades person's ability to work accurately and efficiently in today's modern manufacturing environment.




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ABP094
Elementary Print Reading for Machinists
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Prerequisite(s):

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with strong Mathematical and English language skills or be at that functional level with related industrial experience.

This course is an introduction to interpreting machine shop drawings. Topics include title blocks, lines and symbols, projections views, sketches and dimensioning.




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MAC090
Machine Shop
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Prerequisite(s):

ABP094, MTH100 or equivalent courses and proven industrial experience that includes knowledge of conventional vertical milling machine and/or faculty approval

This course prepares students to work in modern machine shops. Skills and knowledge of metal cutting are achieved by completing a wide variety of practically-based projects. Students complete a series of modules. Modules increase in complexity as learner progress through program. This course is offered in a self-paced individualized learning mode that allows students to work at their own pace while working one-on-one with their instructor. Students gain milling, turning, grinding, drilling and bench-work experience. A minimum of 800 hours of instruction are required to complete this course.
Students are responsible for determining their eligibility to write government tests and exams. The College has no jurisdiction over related apprenticeship profiles, curriculum or examinations. Please consult your local apprenticeship office for more information or advice on how this program may fit into your career plans.




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Note: Students continue to register in and complete MAC090 until all the modules have been successfully completed.

Note: PLA or Transfer Credit is not available for MAC090 (Machine Shop).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students are able to:

  1. Set up, operate and maintain various cut-off machines, including selecting cutting blades and calculating cutting speeds.
  2. Identify the mechanical properties of different materials and the effect they have on machinability.
  3. Select appropriate measuring tools and perform accurate measurements.
  4. Perform various heat treatment processes and hardness testing procedures
  5. Plan and prepare for machining jobs.
  6. Comply with safety requirements by wearing and maintaining protective clothing, equipment, following first aid procedures and safely operating the shop equipment.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Residency Requirements

A Faculty of Seneca College may recommended a student for a certificate, diploma or degree only after the student has earned a minimum of twenty-five percent of the credit for that program at Seneca.

Program Contacts

Cherry Langlois
Program Assistant
Cherry.Langlois@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22523


Mark Khani
Part-time Coordinator
Mark.Khani@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x44363