Mechanical Techniques - CNC Setup
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
Mechanical Techniques - CNC Setup is a 36-week full-time program with a combination of theoretical and practical instruction. Fully mastering the use of a CNC machine tool requires an understanding of distinctly different disciplines. First, a CNC program must be developed. This is the responsibility of a CNC programmer. Second, the machine must be made ready to run workpieces. This is the responsibility of a CNC setup person and the focus of this program. The CNC setup person will also be trained to instruct the operator on the operation of the setup once the setup is completed. With an emphasis on setting up CNC equipment for production, this program also teaches students how to create and edit programs and optimize production. Students will learn both CNC and operator skills in one program.
Length: 36-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Suspended) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 35
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 11 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga Preparatory Communications for Trades (COMM1280)
- Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (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.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. International Fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
*Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe 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 Services/Awards.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways & Credit Transfer
Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
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 visit the testing website.
- Solve routine technical problems relating to CNC setup in the shop environments using a variety of systematic approaches.
- Interpret and produce basic graphics and other standard technical documents needed to complete CNC setup and operations.
- Create and edit CNC programs to optimize production.
- Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures to ensure safety of self and others.
- Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools specific to CNC setup and operations.
- Guide coworkers in the operations of CNC setup practices, procedures, and associated tools and equipment.
- Work responsibly and effectively within a shop environment in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
- Utilize application software to create and present effective documentation.
Program Advisory ConsortiaThe 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.
Apply NowDomestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
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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 before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.