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  • Objectives
    In this diploma program you will gain skills for a career in today's automated manufacturing setting. In addition to developing a thorough knowledge of numerically controlled manufacturing systems, you will acquire a comprehensive background in general manufacturing, and design fundamentals. This broad-based curriculum includes: learning and applying numerical control (NC) programming concepts; utilizing CAD/CAM techniques to integrate design and manufacturing; an introduction to the world of robotics; an introduction to designing power transmitting devices and developing and applying quality assurance; process planning and production control techniques to the solution of practical manufacturing problems. Today's effective technician is also a skilled communicator, and you will learn to communicate technical information at all levels through the use of linguistic, graphic and computerized methods.
  • Academic Title
    Mechanical Engineering Technician - Numerical Control Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    COMM1180     Effective Technical Communications I

    Description: Recommended: The course content is based on the assumption that students can demonstrate competency in the use of the English language.

    NOTE: This is course does not qualify for a General Education exemption.

    This level-one course is designed to introduce students to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters and memoranda in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give an oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1220     Computer Applications
    Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use P.C. based software.
    The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files.
    The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MATH1170     Mathematics I

    Description: This course is set up to ensure that skills in Mathematics are upgraded and maintained to support the courses for which they are needed. The material covered in this course includes topics from fundamental arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors. In this course students will also learn to use the Ti89 graphing calculator. Skills in problem solving will be stressed. Students will be required to show their mastery of these skills on an ongoing basis.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MECH1050     Engineering Drawing I
    Description: In this introductory course, both freehand drawing and computer-aided drawing techniques (using AutoCAD) are used to prepare the learner to do basic mechanical engineering drawings. The material covered will include applied geometry, use of scales, orthographic representations and projection, auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and isometric drawing. The learner will use the material to produce detail, working, and assembly drawings conforming to CSA/ANSI standards.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    MECH1130     Engineering Materials

    Description: This course investigates the selection and application of materials to engineering practice. The material and mechanical properties of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials and their uses are studied. The effects of loading environment, microstructure, heat treatment and other strengthening mechanisms are also analyzed.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Two
    MACH1010     Conventional Machining Processes

    Description: This course is designed to expose the student to the practical and theoretical aspects and basic knowledge of conventional metal removal machine tools and their various cutting tools used in manufacturing processes. In addition, the student will understand the fundamentals of metric and imperial system of measurement, and the use and application of precision measuring instruments.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MANU1060     Manufacturing Processes

    Description: This course introduces students to common manufacturing processes outside the traditional machining processes. Solidification processes including common metal casting and plastic forming methods are discussed. Students will learn the capabilities and applications of solidification processes, bulk metal deformation processes, sheet metal working processes and powdered metal processes. Non-traditional metal removal, cleaning, finishing, joining and rapid prototyping processes are also reviewed in detail. Students are offered the opportunity to tour local industries presenting state-of-the-art applications of these processes.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1190     Mathematics II
    Description: This course is a continuation of Mathematics I in which accumulated Math skills will be stressed. The Ti89 graphing calculator will be used continuously. Topics include systems of linear and quadratic equations, rotational motion and equations involving radicals. Problems will be solved involving algebraic fractions, trig functions, ratio and proportion, logarithmic and exponential functions. The course includes a section on linear programming and an introduction to probability and statistics.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

    MECH1060     Engineering Drawing II

    Description: This course introduces 3D parametric modeling using Autodesk Inventor to expand on the basic techniques and information presented in Engineering Drawing I. Topics include limits and tolerances (both Imperial and Metric), surface texture, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, threads and fasteners, and sheet metal development.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
    CoRequisites:
    MECH1220     Applied Mechanics
    Description: Mathematics I (90130500) or with permission of instructor. This introductory course covers the effects of forces or rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Trusses and two-dimensional frames are studied along with friction and centre of gravity. In addition, systems involving work, energy, power and impulse, and momentum are studied.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Three
    DRWG1060     CAD-3D Solids

    Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction on how to use SolidWorks mechanical design software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies. This is a process based course where the focus is on the process and procedures used to complete a particular task as well as hands on practice. Advanced sketching and part modeling techniques are covered, including 3D sketches, part factories and sweeps.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1050

    DSGN2100     Design of Jigs & Fixtures

    Description: When successfully completed, the learner will be able to understand the concept and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures.

    The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a workpiece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships.

    The student will be able to utilize various locational, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices as used on Jigs and Fixtures, for the successful design of metal machining, fabricating and component inspection operations.

    The student will be able to recognize and utilize materials and standard catalogued components to create efficient Jig and Fixture design.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1050

    EECE2330     Electrical and Electronic Principles

    Description: This introductory course introduces the student to the basic concepts involving D.C. and A.C. electrical circuits; voltage and current concepts and definitions, magnetic field theory and applications, etc. Electronic fundamentals such as solid-state fundamentals, transistor circuitry, amplifiers and rectification are also included.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170
    CoRequisites:
    MECH2010     NC Programming (Manual/Mastercam 2D)
    Description: This course is designed for a student to study the principles and economic significance of numerical control. An understanding of the functions of the major components of NC systems, the application of cartesian coordinates to CNC machine tool motions, axis designations and the types and classifications of CNC equipment will be obtained. In addition, the student will be given an understanding of CNC standard coding and various program formats. The student will also be introduced to the fundamentals of manual programming involving linear and circular interpolation of curves and straight lines of a more complex nature using various control functions such as canned cycles, subprograms, subroutines and cutter compensation.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MECH2030     Mechanics of Materials

    Description: This course enables the student to recognize the basic principles of strength of materials and apply them to solve practical problems. The design material properties, the mechanical tests and theories used to determine these properties, as well as the stress effects resulting from tension, compression, shear, torsion and bending loads are developed.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1130, MECH1220

    PROG2170     Introduction to Programming

    Description: This course introduces the student to the principles of structured programming. Using the Visual Basic programming language students will plan, enter, run, and debug programs of increasing complexity using various data-types, loops, branches, functions, and data stream input and output. This course is intended for the novice programmer who wishes to create modest applications. It also serves as an introductory-level course for students who will be continuing on to more advanced programming.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    QUAL2010     Quality Assurance and Systems

    Description: The course will give an understanding of concepts and practical skills on quality engineering and management. The topics covered are as follows: normal distribution and presentation of data, control charts for variables and attributes, interpretation of chart patterns using probabilities, statistical sampling plans (MIL STD 105 & 414), gage R & R studies and measuring errors, design of experiments and other quality tools. A major project is based on application of the ISO 9000 quality management system, interpretation of the elements, and writing procedures.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

    Level Four
    DIMM1070     Dimensional Metrology and Coordinate Measuring Machines

    Description: This course will provide the student with the principles of dimensional metrology and its applications to quality control. A variety of precision measuring instruments and equipment will be used to check work piece features for size and geometric conformity.

    The second part of the course will cover the operation and programming of a Mitutoyo Coordinate Machine.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    IFME2010     Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    Description: This course introduces the student to industrial hydraulics and pneumatics. The course material was developed by FESTO DIDACTIC for their industrial training courses H511 and P111. Topics covered are: Fluid power terminology and symbols, hydraulic and pneuamtic system components and the study of basic hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MECH2050     Tool and Die Design

    Description: This course is designed to give the student an understanding of various types of sheet metal dies, including blanking, piercing, bending, forming and drawing dies. The study of progressive dies, principle types of press and press feed equipment are also introduced.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: DSGN2100

    MECH2060     NC Graphics - Mastercam 3D
    Description: This course will provide the student with an advanced knowledge of using MasterCam and EdgeCam for producing CNC programs for Horizontal Machining Centres with rotary tables and the machining of 3D Solids and surfaces, including revolved, swept, coons, derived and free-form surfaces. An introduction to programming a CNC turning centre will also be given. This is a process based course where the focus will be on the process and procedures used to complete CNC programs in a manufacturing environment as well as hands on practice.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2010

    ROBO2010     Introduction to Robotics
    Description: Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals, Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Programming - Structured Basic This course introduces the student to the history and use of robots in industry. Standard arm configurations and hardware are examined including the principles of path control, motion sensing, speed and position control, and servo-actuators. End-effectors, supplemental tooling hardware, and sensors are examined for their interaction with other workcell elements. Students program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers, to point-to-point servocontrollers that use high-level control languages.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: PROG2170

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

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