Mechanical Techniques (Tool and Die/Mould Making)
(Pre-apprenticeship for Tool & Die Maker, Mould Maker, and General Machinist)
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
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).
- 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.
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.
Important Academic Dates
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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.
|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CNC101||Computer Numerical Control||2|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CAM201||Computer Assisted Machining||2|
|MTH201||Technical Mathematics I||2|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Computer Numerical Control|
|Computer Assisted Machining|
|Technical Mathematics I|
|General Education Option|
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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