Mechanical Techniques - CNC Programming
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
As a student of MATP, you’ll benefit from a curriculum built on hands–on learning. You’ll spend a large portion of your time working in a practical setting, becoming proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, with emphasis on practical machining techniques. You’ll be introduced to modern manufacturing processes including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming, Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD, and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software. This computer training will enhance your ability to set up and produce pieces in accordance with engineering drawing specifications.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Support sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
- Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
- Conntribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
- Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
- OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).
- Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
There is a critical need for skilled Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmers and Operators in Ontario. After successfully completing this course, you will be well prepared for entry–level positions in a modern precision manufacturing environment.
Areas of Study
You’ll study courses that relate to and support the theory and practical aspects of metal machining. Areas of focus include metallurgy, mathematics, computer application software, machine theory and practice, measuring instruments, drafting and process planning.
Important Academic Dates
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|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CNC101||Computer Numerical Control||2|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CAM204||Computer Assisted-Manufacturing and Design (CAM/CAD)||6|
|CNC204||CNC Manual Programming||9|
|MTH201||Technical Mathematics I||2|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
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|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Ida Yee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
|Program Coordinator:||Romel Cipriani
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 44361
|Program Chair:||Ken Ellis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Students Fabrizio and Brian discuss the options available to graduates of the programs at Seneca College's Centre for Advanced Technologies - Jane Campus. Video
Learn more about the state-of-the-art equipment used at the Centre:
Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
This machine can measure to 1/10 of a thousandth-of-an-inch. Video
Stereo Lithography Machine
Program Co-ordinator Romel Cipriani talks about this "printer" that creates three dimensional objects. Video
White Light Scanner
Fabrizio and Program Co-ordinator Romel Cipriani Scanning explain how the scanner turns objects into computer files. Video
Wire Electrical Discharge Machine
Program Co-ordinator Romel Cipriani explains how steel is cut with a wire. Video