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  • Objectives
    This dual credential program is a unique way to access the apprenticeship system. Students will get registered as apprentices in the General Machining trade while gaining a College Technician Diploma. It incorporates a number of months of paid on-the-job work placements as an apprentice, while gaining the in-school knowledge related to the Machining Trades. After a three term in-school theory component, the students/apprentices have an opportunity to practice along with journeypersons gaining a significant amount of hours towards their apprenticeship time and will have earned a Mechanical Technician Diploma. The benefit to the student is you do not need to have an employer sponsor to start this program. A General Machinist is a specialist who produces high quality tooling and machined components for the precision machining/tooling industries. This program will include computer integrated manufacturing applications. A graduate of this technician program is able to analyze job requirements and design the appropriate systems to manufacture parts to ensure a quality product. Graduates will also gain knowledge in supporting technologies that influence part manufacture and will have the additional skills allowing them to adapt to evolving technology. This program will appeal to those who are attracted to modern manufacturing technologies and enjoy working with machines.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Mechanical Technician - General Machinist Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    COMP1020     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: 45
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1330     Mechanical Engineering Drawings I

    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: 45
    Credits: 3

    MACH1120     Applied Metallurgy and Materials

    Description: This course introduces the processes involved in the manufacture of ferrous, non-ferrous and non-metallic components, to identify their physical, chemical and mechanical properties and describes their identification systems and heat treatment processes. It also introduces the student to material testing methods.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MACH1130     Precision Machining Theory and Practice I

    Description: This course will introduce the student to the processes, procedures and applications involved in the operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment. Topics will include saws, drilling machines, lathes, milling machines and surface grinders in addition to the bench working tools, accessories and fasteners and routine housekeeping required to meet the government safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and approved industry standards.
    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10

    MACH1140     Metrology I
    Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of dimensional metrology and the use of basic measuring equipment. The operating principles, techniques, inspection and checking procedures will be emphasized.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1040     Applied Technical Mathematics I

    Description: This course introduces the student to the practical application of technical mathematics in solving trade-related problems involving tables, charts and other reference materials.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    CDEV1020     Co-op and Career Preparation

    Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    DRWG1340     Mechanical Engineering Drawings II

    Description: This course builds on the learning outcomes of Mechanical Engineering Drawings I and provides dimensioning terminology and practices including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Students are instructed in Section Views, Assembly Drawings and trade specific charts and tables to produce operational plans for the manufacture of mechanical components.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1350     Generic CAD (2D)

    Description: This course introduces the student to Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students will be required to produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MACH1150     Precision Machining Theory and Practice II

    Description: This course continues with precision machining theory and practice for general machining. Advanced turning, milling and grinding theory will allow the student to machine complex components.
    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10

    MACH1160     CNC Manual Programming I

    Description: This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of CNC Manual Programming and the concepts of machine set-up and the operations of a CNC Machining Center. Students will manually write CNC Machining Center programs, debug and optimize CNC programs with verification software.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1320     Applied Technical Mathematics II

    Description: This course will assist the student in solving complex machine shop problems involving tapers, bevels, V-slots and distance between holes and to solve problems with right angled and oblique triangles using associated trigonometry functions.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Three
    MACH1560     Health and Safety

    Description: This course provides the student with the fundamental concepts of the Occupational Health and Safety with specific reference to federal and provincial legislation. The student will identify and recognize workplace responsibilities, health issues, hazard concerns, controls, WHMIS and power requirements. Emergency First Aid and CPR are taught to a certified level.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MACH1570     Material Cutting Technology

    Description: This module, when successfully completed, will provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles, terminology and theories used to describe the machining process and the selection of correct cutting tool geometry and lubricants. Determination of cutting, energies, forces, stresses and strains and the principles and mechanisms of wear are characterized.

    Maintaining the ability to recognize situations in the machining/manufacturing environment that would suggest the use of certain advanced methods to assist in economics of metal removal are also recognized.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MACH1580     Precision Machining Theory and Practice III

    Description: This course continues with precision machining theory and practice for general machining. Advanced turning, milling and grinding theory will allow the student to machine complex components.
    Hours: 225
    Credits: 15

    MACH1590     CNC Manual Programming II
    Description: This course introduces the student to CNC programming. Students will be required to produce CNC Turning Center programs and demonstrate the proven program using CNC simulation software.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MECH1240     Jig and Fixture Design Technology
    Description: This course introduces the student to Jigs & Fixtures. They will explore the reasoning and theory behind the uses and applications of Jigs & Fixtures.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Four
    COOP2280     Workplace Based Co-op I

    Description: This course builds on the various theory topics covered in the first three semesters. The student/apprentice practices their trade under the direct supervision of the tradespeople in the workplace. The employer will sign off the apprenticeship competencies as required by the Apprenticeship Branch of the MTCU. This co‑op experience is monitored by Machining faculty and Co‑op education faculty.
    Hours: 640
    Credits: 22

    Level Five
    COOP2290     Workplace Based Co-op II

    Description: This course builds on the various theory topics covered in the first three semesters. The student/apprentice practices their trade under the direct supervision of the tradespeople in the workplace. The employer will sign off the apprenticeship competencies as required by the Apprenticeship Branch of the MTCU. This co‑op experience is monitored by Machining faculty and Co‑op education faculty.
    Hours: 720
    Credits: 24

    Level Six
    COOP2300     Workplace Based Co-op III

    Description: This course builds on the various theory topics covered in the first three semesters. The student/apprentice practices their trade under the direct supervision of the tradespeople in the workplace. The employer will sign off the apprenticeship competencies as required by the Apprenticeship Branch of the MTCU. This co‑op experience is monitored by Machining faculty and Co‑op education faculty.
    Hours: 640
    Credits: 22

    Level Seven
    DRWG3140     CAD CAM Applications

    Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts and applications of an integrated CAD CAM system. The student will develop fully documented CNC program files using the CAD CAM system. The following machining processes will be covered; milling, turning and wire EDM in a 2D environment.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MACH3230     Precision Machining Theory and Practice IV
    Description: The course is designed to enhance precision machining theory and practice thereby increasing the student’s ability to machine complex components. Machining operations will include trepanning, form cutting, tool post grinding, additional complex milling operations, internal and tool and cutter grinding. Use of the optical comparator in measuring operations is emphasized.
    Hours: 300
    Credits: 20

    MACH3240     General Machinist Metrology

    Description: This course introduces the students to the features and capabilities of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Application and interpretation of Geometric Dimensions and Tolerancing Controls will be emphasized.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MECH3240     CAD Solid Modeling I

    Description: This course introduces the fundamental elements of a parametric solid modeller. Students will generate solid model drawings and assemblies by applying the sketch function in conjunction with the solid functions (extrude/revolve/constrain).
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    QUAL3010     Quality Control and Assurance
    Description: This course introduces the concepts and practical skills of quality engineering. The learner will study the concepts of normal distribution, present, and analyze data and control charts. Interpretation of chart patterns using probability and regression analysis, statistical sampling and Repeatability and reproducibility studies are covered. Measurement errors and the design of experiments and other quality tools are introduced including ISO 9000 quality management systems.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    BUS2130     Entrepreneurship
    Description: This course introduces the student to the option of business ownership. How business operates, forms of business and the role of government in small business will be the focus. Ethics and established business practices will be explored via case studies. As a culminating activity the student will produce a business plan taking into account various relevant components.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

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

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