2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

About the Program

This eight-month certificate program will introduce you to modern manufacturing techniques including programming and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM). You will study both theory and practical aspects of modern metal machining and cutting while focusing on programming, advanced manufacturing techniques and interpreting engineering drawings.

Computer Requirements

  • operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit
  • processor: 3.3 GHz (or faster)
  • memory: 16 GB (or larger)
  • solid-state drive: 128 GB (or larger)
  • second display screen (recommended)


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects
  • Test and solve standard mechanical problems
  • Perform technical measurements using equipment
  • Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining mechanical components
  • Apply quality control procedures to meet industry standards
  • Use current technologies to support the creation of mechanical and manufacturing projects

Work Experience


Once you complete this program, you may begin an apprenticeship with an employer as a tool and die maker, mould maker and general machinist.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Mechanical engineering technologist or technician
  • Machine maintenance specialist
  • Tool and die maker
  • Mould maker
  • General machinist
  • Industrial maintenance technician
  • Tool designer
  • Technical sales
  • CNC programmer
  • CNC setup operator

Professional Certification

Graduates are eligible to write the exemption test for two of the common curriculum trades: tool and die maker, mould maker and general machinist, as specified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.