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4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

This two-year diploma 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. Upon completion of this program, you may begin an apprenticeship with an employer as a general machinist, tool and die maker, or mould maker.

Graduates of this program work in a range of employment settings in the manufacturing industries; examples include aerospace and defence, automotive, building products, fabricated metal products, machinery, railway and marine and natural resource industries like energy, forestry and mining.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Machining theory and practice
  • Prototyping
  • Production of mechanical components
  • Documentation
  • Mechanical problem solving
  • Computer and information technology

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Computer numerical control operator
  • CNC programmer
  • CNC setup technician
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • CNC service technician
  • Machine maintenance specialist
  • Technical salesman

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