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Location
Duration
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.

Students who begin their studies in January are not eligible for co-op, and are required to begin their second semester immediately after the first semester.

Skills

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

 

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Students who begin their studies in January are not eligible for co-op, and are required to begin their second semester immediately after the first semester.

 

Your Career

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

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

 

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