General Machinist Apprenticeship

Level Apprenticeship

Earn while you learn!


Learn all aspects of the operation of numerous industry standard machines including drill presses, surface and cylindrical grinders, CNC mill and lathe, and horizontal and vertical band saws. Earn while you learn! The day release delivery format allows students to learn while continuing to work in the trade.

The transferable skills learned can allow you to transition into tool and mould making, computer aided design/drafting and CNC programming/machining.

Length of Study:
3 Levels. Each level is one day per week for 40 Weeks for a total of 240 hours

Upon completion, successful students are eligible to challenge the Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Your Future Career

  • Automotive
  • Mining
  • Aircraft manufacturing

What You Learn

  • Operation of vertical and horizontal milling machines
  • Layout equipment and procedures
  • Measuring equipment and inspection techniques
  • Basic metallurgy and heat treatment
  • Safe working practices

You must be a signed apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to be eligible to take these programs.  Please go to for additional information.

Semester 1

MSA100 Applied Safety Procedures - Lev 1
MSA105 Applied Trade Calculations, Charts & Tables - Lev 1
MSA110 Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes - Lev 1

Semester 2

MSA115 Metallurgy - Lev 1
MSA120 Metrology (Measuring and Checking) - Lev 1
MSA125 Benchworking Techniques - Lev 1
MSA130 Metal Cutting Saw Technology - Lev 1
MSA135 Drilling Technology - Lev 1
MSA140 Turning Technology - Lev 1
MSA145 Vertical Milling Technology - Lev 1
MSA150 Surface Grinding Technology - Lev 1

Semester 3

MSA202 Applied Trade Calculations, Charts & Tables - Lev 2
MSA204 Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes - Lev 2
MSA206 Metallurgy - Lev 2
MSA208 Metrology (Measuring and Checking) - Lev 2

Semester 4

MSA212 Turning Technology - Lev 2
MSA214 Milling Technology - Lev 2
MSA216 Cylindrical Grinding Technology - Lev 2
MSA218 CNC Turning Technology - Lev 2

Semester 5

MSA300 Applied Trade Calculations - Lev 3
MSA305 Complex Engineering Drawings - Lev 3
MSA310 Metallurgy - Lev 3
MSA315 Metrology (Measuring & Checking) - Lev 3

Semester 6

MSA320 Complex Turning Technology - Lev 3
MSA325 Complex Milling Technology - Lev 3
MSA330 Complex Grinding Techniques - Lev 3
MSA335 Machining Centre NC/CNC Technology - Lev 3


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit