School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Techniques – Machinist

Copy 2 of week Ontario College Certificate

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 245 hours of hands-on training and gain practical skills working with industry-standard precision equipment including drill presses, pedestal grinders, vertical milling machines and engine lathes. Mechanical technicians are sought after in a number of industries including automotive, mining, forestry and aviation, to name a few.

Your Future Career

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

What You Learn

  • Operation of precision tools
  • Blueprint reading and interpretation
  • Technical mathematics for trade related problems
  • Workshop technology theory and practice

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Semester 1

MSO 100 Basic Blueprint Reading
MSO 160 Basic Machine Shop Theory
MSO 165 Practical Applications and Projects I
MSO 162 Technical Mathematics
PFN 100 Personal Finance
CMM 125 College Communications

Semester 2

MSO 170 Blueprint Reading II (7 wks)
MSO 175 Precision Machining Processes (7 wks)
MSO 180 Practical Applications and Projects II (7 wks)

Ontario College Certificate

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

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 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:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139