Tool And Die Maker (Apprenticeship)
- Ontario College Certificate
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the Program
This program provides theoretical knowledge in all aspects of tool and die making as well as the practical training necessary to complement on-the-job training with an employer.
See Apprenticeship - General Information.
Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (M.T.C.U) and may be required to be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Trades.
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). In addition, MTCU requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on the job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed or expect to be employed.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.
Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson
Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.
Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.
Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.
Tuition & Fees
Fees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
*Books and parking fees are additional.
*Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
*You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.
Tool and die apprenticeship graduates work primarily in large and small companies in manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, metal fabrication, electrical machinery and plastics, and in tool and die, mould making and machine shops.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pre-Certification of Qualification
If you have more than five years of experience working in a trade-specific area from outside of Canada or within Canada, you may want to pursue challenging your Certificate of Qualification. For more information on eligibility criteria or to arrange to speak to an Apprenticeship Training Consultant, contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. Many Ontario colleges offer pre-certification courses in a variety of trade areas that assist you in preparing to write or re-write your certification exam. These also serve as excellent refresher courses.
For more information on part-time pre-certification programs to assist you in preparing for the Certificate of Qualification examination, check out the Conestoga College Continuing Education offerings at www.conestogac.on.ca or contact 519-824-9390 ext 6148.
Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: www.conestogac.on.ca/caa/testing/exemption.jsp
- Identify the accepted principles of machine shop safety.
- Select, use and maintain trade-related hand and bench tools and measuring instruments and devices.
- Interpret and use trade-related reference charts and tables.
- Read and use mechanical component and assembly prints.
- Apply the principles of metal cutting to workpieces and cutting tools.
- Calculate geometrical and operation-related values necessary to the trade.
- Lay out trade-related geometrical workpieces.
- Heat treat and hardness test ferrous metals, and prevent damage to heat treatable workpieces.
- Select machinable metals and plastics and the machining tools and abrasives appropriate to their machining characteristics.
- Set up and operate a horizontal band saw and a vertical band saw.
- Set up and operate a sensitive and radial drill presses.
- Set up and operate an engine lathe.
- Set up and operate horizontal, vertical, universal and ram and turret type milling machines.
- Set up and operate a horizontal surface grinder.
- Set up and operate cylindrical and universal cylindrical grinders.
- Design and fabricate jigs and fixtures.
- Employ design principles and fabricate press die tooling.
- Understand the principles of numerical control and the fundamentals of NC manual programming and their application to metal cutting machine tools.
- Write a simple part program for a CNC Machine.
- Enter and verify a problem for a CNC machining center.
Registration occurs after an employer is found. At that time the employer or apprentice may call the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office to request registration and have a contract prepared. Once you are a registered apprentice and have received your Offer of Classroom Training Form, classroom training fees apply. Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP. You may also view the apprenticeship website at: www.apprenticesearch.com
For more information, call the Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.