School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Techniques – Machinist

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

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


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.

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

Further your education to the Mechanical Technician - Machinist program and obtain your Level 1 Apprenticeship in-class portion in only 42 weeks!

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

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

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

2019-2020 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96

2019-2020 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69

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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