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General Machinist (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0703
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 720-hour program, which consists of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-hour level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of general machining as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience. See Apprenticeship - General Information.

Program Information

Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

What is Apprenticeship?

For information on the apprenticeship system in Ontario, including how to register as an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship section of our website.

Tuition & Fees

Fees are set by MAESD as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduate Opportunities

General machinists are employed in small machining shops or in advanced manufacturing industries. They read and interpret complex engineering drawings and work-process documentation; cut, shape, and finish metal to make precision machining parts and components; and set up and operate conventional and numerically controlled metal-cutting machines and equipment.

For 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.

Exemption Testing

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: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

Course Details (0703)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
DRWG1410 Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes

Description: This course designed to introduce the student to the skills necessary to read shop-related blueprints. The student 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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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CoRequisites:

MACH1060 Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

Description: This course provides the apprentice with the practical application of: safe working conditions; fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; layout tools, instruments and accessories; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, taper turning, knurling, grooving and threading techniques on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling on milling machines; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface grinding of flat perpendicular surfaces.
Hours: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1290 Trade Theory

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background to ensure safe working practices and conditions in the areas of : fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; layout tools, instruments and accessories; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, taper turning, knurling, grooving and threading techniques on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling on milling machines; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface grinding of flat perpendicular surfaces.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1270 Applied Trade Calculations, Charts and Tables

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to employ the terminology and concepts necessary for machine shop applications of basic algebra, algebraic equations, powers and roots, and ratios and proportion. In addition, the apprentice will be able to make the calculations necessary to compute cutting speeds, rpm and cutting times, and perform occupational calculations relating to metal machining using SI units and inch units.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
DRWG2040 Engineering Drawings

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to use engineering drawing symbols, aligned views, tolerances and thread designations. In addition, the student will be able to identify workpiece features, interpret sectional, removed, partial, enlarged, broken out and to explain working drawing elements and interpret and use tooling drawings. The student will be able to describe the features of gears, cams and bearings.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2050 Trade Theory

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background parameters of precision measurement, optical comparators and air gauging devices; layout operations on in-process workpieces; the cutting process, cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials, their machining characteristics and the standard designation systems; technical data; drilling, reaming, boring, tapers, screw threads and eccentric diameters on engine lathes; form and combined surface cutting tools on milling machines; and surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines. In addition the student will study the principles, economic significance of numerical control, coding, CNC dimensioning, axis designations and the types and classifications of CNC turning equipment. The student will study heat treatment of ferrous metals and describe physical and mechanical properties.
Hours: 72
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2060 Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of the parameters of precision measurement, optical comparators and air gauging devices; layout operations on in-process workpieces; the cutting process, cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials, their machining characteristics and the standard designation systems; technical data; drilling, reaming, boring, tapers, screw threads and eccentric diameters on engine lathes; form and combined surface cutting tools on milling machines; and surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines. In addition the student will study the principles, economic significance of numerical control, coding, CNC dimensioning, axis designations and the types and classifications of CNC turning equipment. The student will study heat treatment of ferrous metals and describe physical and mechanical properties.
Hours: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH2170 Applied Trade Calculations

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical math background to be able to perform calculations and functions to determine plane geometric and right angle trigonometric functions. The student will be able to work with charts, tables, reference material and other forms of technical data to solve shop related problems.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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Level 3
DRWG3030 Complex Engineering Drawings

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to interpret geometric tolerances and apply the system of limits and fits to workpieces as specified on tooling or engineering drawings.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH3010 Trade Theory

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background of the techniques of internal and external taper turning and cutting advanced screw threads on an engine lathe; internal grinding; using the dividing head, rotary table, boring head compound angle vise and gear cutters on a milling machine; horizontal and vertical flat milling and boring; sharpening tools and cutters on a universal tool and cutter grinder; heat treatment; CNC machining centers and Conversational Milling controls and optical comparators.
Hours: 69
Credits: 5
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MACH3020 Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of the techniques of internal and external taper turning and cutting advanced screw threads on an engine lathe; internal grinding; using the dividing head, rotary table, boring head compound angle vise and gear cutters on a milling machine; horizontal and vertical flat milling and boring; sharpening tools and cutters on a universal tool and cutter grinder; heat treatment; CNC machining centres or conversational milling controls and optical comparators.
Hours: 93
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH3080 Applied Trade Calculations

Description: Successful completion of this course will enable the apprentice to solve machine shop problems using right angle trigonometric functions, the law of Sines, the Law of Cosines, and the Law of Cotangents. In addition, the apprentice will be able to solve applied occupational calculation problems related to machine shop layout, setup, metal removing operation, metal machine operation and shop measuring, checking and verifying.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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