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  • Objectives
    This dual credential diploma program is a unique way to access the apprenticeship system. It incorporates a number of months of paid on-the-job work placements as an apprentice. 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 Tool and Die Maker is a skilled craftsperson who produces repairs and modifies custom made prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges to very specific dimensions. The operation of conventional machine tools is integral to the production of this tooling. The Tool and Die Maker will perform the high-precision hand fitting, positioning, aligning and assembly techniques involved in the production of stamping dies. A graduate of this program will have additional skills required to adapt to the evolving technology. This program will appeal to those who are attracted to modern manufacturing technologies and enjoy working with machines.
  • Academic Title
    Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die/Tool Maker 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
    IFME1200     Fluid Power

    Description: This course introduces the student to hydraulic and pneumatic systems as they are used in automated manufacturing. Emphasis is on developing the skills to identify the operation of basic circuits and their application within manufacturing environments.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    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

    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

    MACH1600     Tool Making Techniques
    Description: This course introduces the student to the machining/building techniques and related theory required in the manufacture of a Punch Grinding Fixture. In addition to the accurate machining of individual components, emphasis will be placed on fits and clearances as they relate to the proper function of the Punch Grinding Fixture.
    Hours: 120
    Credits: 8

    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

    MECH1250     Metrology II
    Description: This course provides participants with the skills to set up and use a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). Allowing them to competently handle the demand for increased inspection throughput; as a result of high-speed production to high standards of precision in quality control functions, as required by ASME Y 14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards. Participants will also be introduced to essential theory and direct job concepts that must be mastered in order to perform job functions successfully.
    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

    MACH3190     Die Design Techniques I
    Description: This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of die design. They will identify part geometry, machining operations required, data and die components to produce detail & assembly drawings of a multi-stage progressive die.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MACH3200     Die Making Techniques
    Description: This course introduces the student to machining techniques and related theory required in the manufacture of a multi-stage progressive die.
    Hours: 300
    Credits: 20

    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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