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Mechanical Techniques (Tool and Die/Mould Making)

Mechanical Techniques (Tool and Die/Mould Making)

(Pre-apprenticeship for Tool & Die Maker, Mould Maker, and General Machinist)

Program Code:MATT
Campus:Jane
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

Graduates from this program are eligible to write the exemption test for Level 1/Common Core and Level 2 in one of the following trades: tool and die maker, mould maker and general machinist, as specified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This program will introduce you to modern manufacturing techniques including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software. This computer training will enhance your ability to produce accurate work on CNC equipment found in today's modern metal and plastics industries. Upon completion of this program, you may begin an apprenticeship with an employer as a general machinist, tool and die maker, or mould maker. Once the remaining apprenticeship training requirements have been completed, you'll be eligible to write the Certificate of Qualifications (C of Q) examination in your chosen trade.

After graduation, you can transfer directly into the second year of the Mechanical Engineering Technician – Tool Design program or the third year of the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Industrial Design program.

Areas of Study

In this program, you'll study both the theory and practical aspects of metal machining. Subjects of study include areas required by the apprenticeship branch of the Ministry for the Level 1/Common Core and Level 2 in-school components for general machinist, tool and die maker and mould maker trades. Areas of study include bench fitting, metallurgy, interpreting engineering drawings, mathematics, and machine theory and practice, as well as an introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • 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).

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Your Career

There is a need for apprenticed personnel in the metal machining trades in Ontario. After completing your apprenticeship, you may pursue fulfilling careers such as tool designer, supervisor, company owner, salesperson or numerical control programmer.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BPR101 Blueprint Reading
CNC101 Computer Numerical Control
EAC150 College English
MTH101 Mathematics
SHP101 Shop
THY101 Machining Theory
 
Semester 2
CAM201 Computer Assisted Machining
MTH201 Technical Mathematics I
SHP201 Shop
THY201 Machining Theory
TLD201 Tool Design
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BPR101 Blueprint Reading
CNC101 Computer Numerical Control
EAC150 College English
MTH101 Mathematics
SHP101 Shop
THY101 Machining Theory
 
Semester 2
CAM201 Computer Assisted Machining
MTH201 Technical Mathematics I
SHP201 Shop
THY201 Machining Theory
TLD201 Tool Design
plus: General Education Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Hamza Ansari
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33003
Hamza.Ansari@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Mark Khani
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44363
Mark.Khani@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Romel Cipriani
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446
Romel.Cipriani@senecacollege.ca
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