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  • Objectives
    The Mechanical Technician - CNC/CAM program provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the modern machining environment. In the technician program, the emphasis will be on using software and equipment to develop programs using computer aided machining software. Graduates of this program will have experience in process planning, machine set-up, programming, troubleshooting, implementing quality control procedures and computer numerical controlled machining. Technicians must also possess good communication skills and work well in a team environment.
  • Practical experience
    In the second year of the program, there is an optional co-operative education component.
  • Academic Title
    Mechanical Technician - CNC/CAM Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • DRAF-1056    Blueprint Reading     3.00
    • CADD-1058    Computer Aided Design 1     3.00
    • COMP-1336    Computer Literacy     2.00
    • MACH-1130    Conventional Machine Shop 1     5.50
    • COMM-1004    Language & Communication Skills 1     3.00
    • MECH-1075    Conventional Machining Theory     3.00
    • MATH-1158    Mathematics 1     1.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CADD-3023    Computer Aided Design 2     2.00
    • MACH-1131    Computer Numerical Control 1     4.50
    • MECH-1077    Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 1     1.00
    • MACH-1129    Jig & Machine Theory     1.00
    • MATH-3051    Mathematics 2     1.00
    • COMM-1075    Workplace Skills 1     1.00

    Level 3    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CADD-3024    Computer Aided Desgin 3     2.00
    • MACH-3048    Computer Numerical Control 2     3.50
    • MECH-1076    Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 2     1.00
    • MECH-3031    Jig & Fixtures and Machining 2     1.00
    • MATH-3053    Mathematics 3     1.00
    • COMM-3019    Workplace Skills 2     1.00

    Level 4    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • CADD-1059    Computer Aided Machining     6.00
    • MACH-3049    Computer Numerical Control 3     7.50
    • MATH-3056    Mathematics 4     2.00
    • MECH-1004    SPC and Metrology     3.50

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 of the following groups - Normally taken in Levels
    1, 3 and 4:

    Group 1

    • PSYC-5011    Industrial Relations     3.00

    Group 2
    • HIST-1026    The History of Manufacturing     3.00

    Group 3

    TAKE 3 GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE CREDITS

    Group 4
    TAKE 3 ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE CREDITS

    Group 5
    TAKE 3 ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE CREDITS

    CADD-1058 -  Computer Aided Design 1
    This course is designed to introduce the student to two dimensional CAD (computer aided design) using MasterCam software. Topics will include: set up of user interface, file management, creating and editing two dimensional geometry, analyzing and editing geometry to ensure compatibility for use in toolpaths, and creating engineering drawings.

    CADD-1059 -  Computer Aided Machining
    This is a comprehensive level course. The studentswill learn to generate tool paths on previouslycompleted CAD files. The student will generateand verify tool paths of CNC code for 2D, 2 1/2D, and full 3D surfaced models; some of which willbe run on the CNC machines. The student will alsocompare software packages and report on theirbenefits.

    CADD-3023 -  Computer Aided Design 2

    This course is an introduction to using CAD software package to create drawings. The students will learn the essential skills to create 3D solid parts, and working drawings.

    CADD-3024 -  Computer Aided Desgin 3

    This is an advanced level CAD course. The studentswill be creating solids, surfaces, functional assemblies and working engineering drawings to aidin the creation of CNC programs.

    COMM-1004 -  Language & Communication Skills 1

    COMM 1004 provides the student with an opportunity to establish skills in reading, writing and editing documents for work-related and personal uses. Students will also practice important study/reading skills and apply grammar rules.

    COMM-1075 -  Workplace Skills 1

    This course will cover the essential employability skills required to succeed in today's workplace. Emphasis will be placed on team building, conflict resolution, personal management skills and ethics in business.

    COMM-3019 -  Workplace Skills 2

    This course will cover topics such as teambuilding, conflict resolution and ethics in the workplace.

    COMP-1336 -  Computer Literacy
    This course will introduce students to various computer concepts, including Hardware, Operating Systems, Word Processing, and Spreadsheets. Through lecture and hands-on classes, the student will learn each module's everyday uses and apply them to their courses.

    DRAF-1056 -  Blueprint Reading

    This basic course introduces the student to mechanical blueprint reading. Topics covered will include lines, dimensioning, tolerances, types of projection and methods to interpret working drawings.

    HIST-1026 -  The History of Manufacturing

    The intent of this course is to give students an understanding of the development of modern manufacturing. The course will highlight the key aspects of manufacturing in a historical context and relate them to modern day needs. The last few sessions will be spent examining how the role of modern maintenance has developed in the last 100 years.

    MACH-1129 -  Jig & Machine Theory

    This course will introduce the students to concepts related to the design and fabrication of jigs and fixtures that my be required to support CNC operations. It also will cover cutting tool theory and operations as it relates to CNC machining and tooling.

    MACH-1130 -  Conventional Machine Shop 1

    This course will enable the student to produce machined metal parts to the specifications of a technical drawing, by means of safely operating milling machines, lathes, and surface grinders.

    MACH-1131 -  Computer Numerical Control 1

    This course will enable the student to produce machined metal parts to the specifications of a technical drawing, by means of safely setting up and operating CNC milling machines, and CNC lathes. The program teaches CNC programming at the basic level, and emphasizes the “Setup and Operation” of CNC machine tools.

    MACH-3048 -  Computer Numerical Control 2

    This course is designed to help students learn howto program CNC machines using codes, standards,offsets and tools. Students will be given theopportunity to verify and run their programs toensure accuracy.

    MACH-3049 -  Computer Numerical Control 3

    This course is designed to prepare the student toprogram and operate Fanuc based CNC controlledmachines at an advanced level. The student willlearn how to safely operate CNC equipment makingcomponents from programs derived from CAMsoftware for three and fourth axis machining.

    MATH-1158 -  Mathematics 1

    A practical mathematics application course on topics relevant to mechanical techniques (CNC).

    MATH-3051 -  Mathematics 2

    This course will cover solid geometry, equation manipulation and advanced trigonometry.

    MATH-3053 -  Mathematics 3

    This course will cover algebra and geometry. It will also provide instruction in basic trigonometry which will be useful when operating CNC machines...

    MATH-3056 -  Mathematics 4

    This applied mathematics course presents students with problems in applied geometry that would help them understand surfaces and solids when working with CNC machines and programs.

    MECH-1004 -  SPC and Metrology

    This introductory course covers both conventional measuring systems and co-ordinate measuring machines using STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL (SPC) tools. Through theory and practice, statistical analysis and measurement techniques will further develop correct judgment in quality control. Emphasis is given to reliable inspection reports/recommendations either orally or in written form.

    MECH-1075 -  Conventional Machining Theory
    This course is an introductory metal machining theory course covering safety, metrology, drills, lathes, grinders and milling machines.

    MECH-1076 -  Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 2

    This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to terms, definitions and concepts used in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

    MECH-1077 -  Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 1

    This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to terms, definitions and concepts used in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

    MECH-3031 -  Jig & Fixtures and Machining 2

    This course will examine jig and fixture design as it relates to CNC operations. It will also cover information on tooling selection and how it relates to the finished product.

    PSYC-5011 -  Industrial Relations

    This course will enable the student to develop a practical understanding of the Canadian industrial relations system and the principles of behaviour in the industrial working environment.

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