Mechanical Techniques - General Machinist
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
A general machinist is a specialist who produces high-quality tooling and machined components for the precision machining/tooling industries. This program will include computer-integrated manufacturing applications. A graduate of this program is able to analyze job requirements and determine job sequencing to manufacture parts to ensure a quality product.
This program is a unique way to access the apprenticeship system. Students will be registered as apprentices in the general machining trade and graduate with an Ontario College Certificate. After the three-term in-school theory and shop component, students/apprentices will have completed levels one and two of the in-school component of the general machinist trade and are well-positioned to practice along with journeypersons.
The student/apprentice could also use this program to ladder into the Mechanical Technician - General Machinist (Co-op) diploma program. The courses in the Mechanical Techniques - General Machinist program are the same as those in the first three semesters of the diploma program. Students do not need an employer sponsor to start this program.
Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 30
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or GED, or equivalent
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1420)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging all submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Applicants are advised that manual dexterity is a required skill in this program.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa.
*Fees for recreation/athletics, graduation/alumni, insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies, are additional.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website
. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Aid/Awards
Graduates will gain knowledge in supporting technologies that influence part manufacture and will have additional skills to allow them to adapt to evolving technology. This program will appeal to those who are interested in modern manufacturing technologies and who enjoy working with machines.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Degree Completion Opportunities
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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail email@example.com or visit the testing website.
- Solve routine technical problems related to the precision general machining trade by using a variety of systematic approaches and applying the principles of mathematics.
- Interpret and produce standard technical documents through the use of graphic and computer skills as required for general machining.
- Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed practices and procedures in the general machining trade to ensure safety of self and others.
- Perform basic technical measurements using tools and calculations relevant to general machining.
- Apply knowledge of tools and equipment, and manufacturing materials, operations, and processes to produce components to required specifications in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and industry standards.
- Work responsibly and effectively within a machining environment in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
- Use computer hardware and software to support the general machining environment.
Program Advisory Consortia
The College appoints Program Advisory Consortia members for apprenticeship programs. The committee acts as a sponsor group to register student apprentices in some of the programs they oversee. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Consortia
Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca
or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
60 Corporate Court
Canada N1G 5J3
International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form
. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.