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  • Objectives
    This program provides the apprentice with a theoretical knowledge of all aspects of general machining together with the practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training with an employer. The individual will receive theoretical/practical training on metal cutting machines.
  • Academic Title
    General Machinist Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    DRWG1410     Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes

    Description: This module is designed to introduce the apprentice to the skills necessary to read shop-related blueprints. The apprentice will then be able to transfer dimensioned information to measurements on a workpiece, identify the features of a workpiece by interpreting a two or three view mechanical drawing, sketch to scale the three principle views of a workpiece or a pictorial view, and demonstrate layout procedures.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    MACH1060     Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background as well as a practical application of: safe working conditions; fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; layout tools, instruments and accessories; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, taper turning, knurling and grooving techniques on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling on milling machines; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface grinding of flat perpendicular surfaces.
    Hours: 96
    Credits: 7

    MACH1290     Trade Theory

    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background as well as a practical application of: safe working conditions; fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; layout tools, instruments and accessories; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, taper turning, knurling and grooving techniques on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling on milling machines; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface grinding of flat perpendicular surfaces.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MATH1270     Applied Trade Calculations, Charts and Tables

    Description: Upon successful completion of this module, the apprentice will be able to employ the terminology and concepts necessary for machine shop applications of basic algebra, algebraic equations, powers and roots, and ratios and proportion. In addition, the apprentice will be able to make the calculations necessary to compute cutting speeds, rpm and cutting times, and perform occupational calculations relating to metal machining using SI units and inch units.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    DRWG2040     Engineering Drawings

    Description: Upon successful completion of this module, the apprentice will be able to use engineering drawing symbols, aligned views, tolerances and thread designations. In addition, the apprentice will be able to identify workpiece features, interpret sectional, removed, partial, enlarged, broken out and to explain working drawing elements and interpret and use tooling drawings. The apprentice will be able to describe the features of gears, cams and bearings.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    MACH2050     Trade Theory
    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background as well as a practical application of the parameters of precision measurement, optical comparators and air gauging devices; layout operations on in-process workpieces; the cutting process, cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials, their machining characteristics and the standard designation systems; technical data; drilling, reaming, boring, tapers, screw threads and eccentric diameters on engine lathes; form and combined surface cutting tools on milling machines; and surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines; and jigs and fixtures. In addition the apprentice will study the principles, economic significance of numerical control, tape standards, coding, NC dimensioning, axis designations and the types and classifications of NC turning equipment. The apprentice will study heat treatment of ferrous metals and describe physical and mechanical properties.
    Hours: 72
    Credits: 5

    MACH2060     Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background as well as a practical application of the parameters of precision measurement, optical comparators and air gauging devices; layout operations on in-process workpieces; the cutting process, cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials, their machining characteristics and the standard designation systems; technical data; drilling, reaming, boring, tapers, screw threads and eccentric diameters on engine lathes; form and combined surface cutting tools on milling machines; and surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines; and jigs and fixtures. In addition the apprentice will study the principles, economic significance of numerical control, tape standards, coding, NC dimensioning, axis designations and the types and classifications of NC turning equipment. The apprentice will study heat treatment of ferrous metals and describe physical and mechanical properties.
    Hours: 96
    Credits: 7

    MATH2170     Applied Trade Calculations
    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical math background to be able to perform calculations and functions to determine plane geometric and right angle trigonometric functions. The apprentice will be able to work with charts, tables, reference material and other forms of technical data to solve shop related problems.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    Level Three
    DRWG3030     Complex Engineering Drawings

    Description: Upon successful completion of this module, the apprentice will be able to interpret geometric tolerances and apply the system of limits and fits to workpieces as specified on tooling or engineering drawings.
    Hours: 42
    Credits: 3

    MACH3010     Trade Theory
    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background as well as a practical application of the techniques of internal and external taper turning and cutting advanced screw threads on an engine lathe; internal grinding; using the dividing head, rotary table and boring head on a milling machine; horizontal and vertical flat milling and boring; grinding tools and cutters on a universal tool and cutter grinder; heat treatment, casehardening and the prevention of damage to heat treatable workpieces. In addition, the apprentice will be given an understanding of the set up, manual and automatic control of CNC machine tools (milling). As well the apprentice will study the application of optical comparators.
    Hours: 69
    Credits: 5

    MACH3020     Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

    Description: This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background as well as a practical application of the techniques of internal and external taper turning and cutting advanced screw threads on an engine lathe; internal grinding; using the dividing head, rotary table and boring head on a milling machine; horizontal and vertical flat milling and boring; grinding tools and cutters on a universal tool and cutter grinder; heat treatment, casehardening and the prevention of damage to heat treatable workpieces. In addition, the apprentice will be given an understanding of the set up, manual and automatic control of NC machine tools (milling). As well the apprentice will study the application of optical comparators.
    Hours: 93
    Credits: 6

    MATH3080     Applied Trade Calculations
    Description: Successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to solve machine shop problems using right angle trigonometric functions, the law of sines, the Law of Cosines, and the Law of Cotangents. In addition, the apprentice will be able to solve applied occupational calculation problems related to machine shop layout, setup, metal removing operation, metal machine operation and shop measuring, checking and verifying.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

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