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  • Objectives
    The Mechanical Techniques - CNC Ontario College Certificate program provides the graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work on machines and equipment that use computer numerical control technology. Training is provided in conventional machining through courses such as machine trade theory, machine shop, mechanical blueprint reading and applied mathematics. Since computers play an important role in this profession, the courses offered in the program will include an overview of computer applications, numerical control technology and computer aided design in both 2D and 3D modes. Graduates of this program will have experience in process planning, machine set-up, basic programming, troubleshooting, and computer numerical controlled machining. Additional courses such as communications and workplace skills will allow the student to develop strategies for success and examine important issues they will face in today's world of work.
  • Academic Title
    Mechanical Techniques - CNC Ontario College Certificate
  • 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

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 1 of the following groups - Normally taken in Level 1:

    Group 1
    • PSYC-5011    Industrial Relations     3.00

    Group 2
    • HIST-1026    The History of Manufacturing     3.00

    Group 3

    Group 4

    Group 5

    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-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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    MECH-1075 -  Conventional Machining Theory

    This course is an introductory metal machining theory course covering safety, metrology, drills, lathes, grinders and milling machines.

    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.

    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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