Mechanical Techniques - CNC Setup
- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the ProgramMechanical 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.
Program InformationLength: 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
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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 TransferConestoga 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.
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|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use P.C. based software.
|DRWG1330||Mechanical Engineering Drawings I
Description: This module is designed to introduce the apprentice to the skills necessary to read shop-related blueprints. The apprentice will then be able to transfer dimensioned information to measurements on a workpiece, identify the features of a workpiece by interpreting a two or three view mechanical drawing, sketch to scale the three principle views of a workpiece or a pictorial view, and demonstrate layout procedures.
|MACH1130||Precision Machining Theory and Practice I
Description: This course will introduce the student to the processes, procedures and applications involved in the operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment. Topics will include saws, drilling machines, lathes, milling machines and surface grinders in addition to the bench working tools, accessories and fasteners and routine housekeeping required to meet the government safety regulations, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards.
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of dimensional metrology and the use of basic measuring equipment. The operating principles, techniques, inspection and checking procedures will be emphasized.
|MACH1560||Health and Safety
Description: This course provides the student with the fundamental concepts of the Occupational Health and Safety with specific reference to federal and provincial legislation. The student will identify and recognize workplace responsibilities, health issues, hazard concerns, controls, WHMIS and power requirements.
|MATH1040||Applied Technical Mathematics I
Description: This module, when successfully completed, will provide an understanding of terminology, basic concepts and applications of algebra, geometry and introductory trigonometry in solving technical problems pertaining to metal machining. The fundamentals of International System of Units (SI) will be discussed to assist students in developing a functional knowledge of the metric system. Perform occupational calculations in the imperial and metric systems to solve technical problems pertaining to metal machining.
|DRWG1350||Generic CAD (2D)
Description: This course introduces the student to Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students will be required to produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment.
|DRWG3140||CAD CAM Applications
Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts and applications of an integrated CAD CAM system. The student will develop fully documented CNC program files using the CAD CAM system. The following machining processes will be covered; milling, turning and wire EDM in a 2D environment.
|MACH1850||CNC Setup and Operations
Description: This course is designed to teach the student the skills necessary to set up CNC turning/machining centres. The student will read set up sheets, select cutting tools, and mount tooling in the turret or automatic tool changer. Participants will also learn how to select and mount work holding devices as well as set zero positions.
Description: This course is designed to teach the student the complexities of CNC controls including CRT, D.N.C., memory, and editing functions. In addition, the student will become familiar with special machine function controls for removal of chips and automatic tool changing.
|MACH1870||Fundamentals of Manual CNC Programming
Description: This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the functions of major components of CNC systems, the application of Cartesian co-ordinates to CNC machine tool motions, and axis designation. The student will also be introduced to the fundamentals of manual programming for contouring CNC machines involving simple linear and circular interpolation CNC terminology. As well, the student will write simple CNC part programs for continuous path machining operations and prove programs using computerized CNC simulation.
|MACH1880||Applications of Conventional Machining
Description: This course provides the student with the practical application of metal working. Concepts and activities will include safe working conditions, fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools, and metal removing utilizing machine tools including the lathe, mill, saw and drills.
- 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.
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