Mechanical Technician – Machinist

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Learn to produce custom parts for any type of vehicle or machinery

Overview

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. 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. 

Includes a two-week work placement. 

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

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

NOTE: Successful completion is equivalent to Level 1 Apprenticeship in-class portion.

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

MSO100 Basics of Blueprint Reading
MSO160 Basic Machine Shop Theory
MSO165 Practical Applications and Projects I
MST162 Technical Mathematics
PFN100 Personal Finance
CMM125 College Communication

Semester 2

MST113 Physics
PSY123 Applied Psychology
MSO255 Blueprint Reading II
MSO270 Precision Machining and CNC Processes
MSO280 Practical Applications and Projects II

Semester 3

MSO370 Precision CNC Machining - Lathe & Vertical Mill
MSO385 Practical Applications - CNC Projects I
SLD100 Solidworks I
GENED General Education Course On Line (Mach Sem 3)
MSO390 Work Placement (2 weeks)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5440.5 $1234.09 - - $6674.59

2020-2021 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $25591.32 $1813.09 - - $27404.41

2020-2021 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 - - $3954.33

2020-2021 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 - - $14608.75

Books for Machinist Program – 2020/2021

MSO 160 - Shop Theory
Machine Tool Practices – Canadian Edition
ISBN-13: 9780130358370
New - $157.20 (Direct from Pearson Publishing)                                                           

MSO 100      Blueprint Reading
Interpreting Engineering Drawings – 8th Edition
ISBN: 9781305445055
New - $99.95 (Google play e- book)

 

Other Requirements

  • Graph Paper
    • 1/4 Square 
    • Imperial 0.1/1.00 inch
    • Metric 1mm/1cm
    • Isometric
  • Pencils for drafting and Eraser
  • Rule or straight edge - Protractor
  • Compass
  • Scientific Calculator (not phone)
  • Safety boots, preferably with metatarsal guards (as that’s what some companies ask for)
  • CSA approved safety glasses.

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


Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma

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