School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Technician – Machinist

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Take control of your future by training in this highly in-demand career field.


You will be taught by our industry-trained faculty and staff in our 8,000 sq. ft. lab, which features precision equipment to train students for high-volume milling and turning. Students receive extensive training on manual machines as well as automated Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining equipment and gain skills to produce custom parts for virtually any type of vehicle or machinery. Mechanical technicians are sought after in a number of industries including automotive, mining, forestry and aviation, to name a few.

Flexible Exit Option – Receive a Mechanical Techniques Ontario College Certificate after 28 weeks.

Your Future Career

  • Machinist
  • Tool and die maker
  • Mould and die maker
  • CNC machinist
  • CNC programmer
  • Jobber shop machinist

What You Learn

  • CNC machining and programming
  • Operation of precision tools
  • Blueprint reading and interpretation
  • Technical mathematics
  • Workshop technology theory and practice

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

Semester 1

MSO 100 Blueprint Reading I - Basic
MSO 160 Workshop Technology Theory I
MSO 165 Workshop Technology Practical I
MST 162 Technical Mathematics
GED 110 Personal Finance - Online - Machinist
CMM 125 College Communication

Semester 2

MSO 170 Blueprint Reading II - Intermediate (7 weeks)
MSO 175 Workshop Technology Theory II - Intermediate (7 weeks)
MSO 180 Workshop Technology Practice II - Intermediate (7 weeks)
MSO 220 Blueprint Reading III - Advanced (7 weeks)
MSO 225 Workshop Tech III - Intermediate (7 weeks)
MSO 230 Workshop Tech III - Practice - Intermediate (7 weeks)
MST 113 Physics
GENED General Education Elective - Online
PSY 123 Applied Psychology

Semester 3

MSO 370 Workshop Technology IV - Theory - Advanced
MSO 375 Workshop Technology IV - Practice - Advanced
SLD 100 Solidworks I
MSO 390 Work Placement (2 weeks)

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5698.05 $1248 - - $6946.05

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

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Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Melissa Smith – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139