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Mechanical Technician - CNC

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Program Code:
1329
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018
Accelerated Delivery?
Yes

About the Program

The Mechanical Technician - CNC diploma program comprises 60 weeks, full-time, 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, the student develops manual machining skills. Students then learn about CNCs, which includes developing CNC programs. Next, there is the process of loading programs and setting machine tools with an emphasis on setting up CNC equipment for production. This program also teaches students how to create programs, edit programs, and optimize production.

For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2018 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and April
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Mechanical Technician - CNC - Program # 1329

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5850.00 $5850.00 $5850.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6636.25 $6350.25 $6350.25
Year Total     $19336.75
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-04-25)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5850.00 $5850.00 $5850.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6636.25 $6350.25 $6350.25
Year Total     $19336.75
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-01-05)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5850.00 $5850.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6636.25 $6350.25
Year Total   $12986.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5850.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6636.25
Year Total $6636.25
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5850.00 $5850.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6541.87 $6350.25
Year Total   $12892.12
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5850.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6447.49
Year Total $6447.49

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Mechanical Technician - CNC - Program # 1329


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25 $6725.25
Year Total     $20725.75

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-04-25)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25 $6725.25
Year Total     $20725.75

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-01-05)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7275.25
Year Total $7275.25

Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7126.75 $6725.25
Year Total   $13852.00

Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $203.50
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6928.75
Year Total $6928.75

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are well prepared to work in advanced manufacturing and will create programs with an emphasis on setting up and programming machine tool equipment for optimal production. Students of this program will have received comprehensive training which can result in an excellent opportunity to obtain a rewarding career in advanced manufacturing.

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. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

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.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1330 Mechanical Engineering Drawings I

Description: This course is designed to introduce the apprentice 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: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1120 Applied Metallurgy and Materials

Description: This course introduces the processes involved in the manufacture of ferrous, non-ferrous and non-metallic components, to identify their physical, chemical and mechanical properties and describes their identification systems and heat treatment processes. It also introduces the student to material testing methods.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1140 Metrology I

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.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1561 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.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1980 Precision Machining Theory

Description: This course will introduce and equip students with the basic theoretical knowledge required in the practical application of skills in operating various basic machine shop equipment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1990 Precision Machining Practice

Description: This course will introduce and equip students with the basic practical application of skills in various basic machine shop operations. Students will receive instruction in various machine shop operations and equipment to allow them to work safely.
Hours: 105
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
MACH1570 Material Cutting Technology

Description: This course successfully completed, will provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles, terminology and theories used to describe the machining process and the selection of correct cutting tool geometry and lubricants. Determination of cutting, energies, forces, stresses and strains and the principles and mechanisms of wear are characterized.
Maintaining the ability to recognize situations in the machining/manufacturing environment that would suggest the use of certain advanced methods to assist in economics of metal removal are also recognized.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1770 Machine Theory III

Description: This theory-based course develops the students' knowledge of more complex machining operations, specifically in the areas of grinding, turning and milling technologies.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MACH1980
CoRequisites:

MACH1780 Machine Practice III

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of specialized machines and accessories for the manufacture of components including technical data; drilling, reaming, boring, tapers, screw threads on engine lathes; form and combined surface cutting tools on milling machines; use a dividing head; surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites: MACH1990
CoRequisites:

MECH1240 Jig and Fixture Design Technology

Description: This course introduces the student to jigs and fixtures. They will explore the reasoning and theory behind the uses and applications of jigs and fixtures.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
MACH2140 Cutting Tool Geometry and Technical Data

Description: This course provides the basic definition, application methods, illustrations and comments, practical solutions and recommendations to cutting tool geometry, technical data and cutting forces. This practical course provides students with the opportunity to select different types of tools in various cutting processes, download CNC Program, allowing hands-on experience with different technical data, such as spindle speeds, constant surface speeds, cutting feed rates and depth of cut.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2150 Tool Life and Coordinate Systems

Description: This course is an introductory study to tool life and coordinate systems in metal cutting. Tool life is the duration of the cutting tool continuous function under specific data until admissible wear occurs. Students will learn that tool wear is influenced by tool geometry, tool materials, work piece materials, heat, type of cutting fluids and cutting speeds. Students will also learn coordinate systems for machine tools are specified in one of the following three systems: machine coordinate system, work piece coordinate system and local coordinate systems.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2160 Cutting Tool Functions and Program Configuration

Description: This course gives the student an in-depth study into cutting tool functions for program configuration. It deals specifically with G and M code functions, tool geometry compensation and tool wear compensation. Students will also learn diameter and radius programming, decimal point programming, metric and inch programming, absolute and incremental programming, as well as linear and circular interpolation.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH3240 CAD Solid Modeling I

Description: This course introduces the fundamental elements of parametric solid modeler. Students will generate solid model drawings and assemblies by applying the sketch function in conjunction with the solid functions (extrude, evolve, constrain).
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
MACH2170 Precision Turning and Milling

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to practice a wide range of turning and milling processes, such as general turning operations, multiple repetitive cycles in OD and ID, facing, parting, grooving, drilling and threading operations. Students will also cover the calculation of tool capabilities and cutting tool and work piece deflection, including using technical data and developing practical solutions to some common turning and milling problems and general recommendations for boring tool selection.
Hours: 225
Credits: 15
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2180 CNC Program Functions, Machine Controls and CAD - CAM Systems

Description: This course is designed to give the students the opportunity to gain confidence on CNC machine tool controls and the functions of these controls. The students will be able to perform the following operations: concept and create a cutting program, display and set tool offset values, data input and output for machine parameters, offset data and coordinate systems.
The course describes the concept for CAD-CAM system: SolidWorks, MasterCam X6. This software allows the students to create part geometry, tool selection, machining processes and effective cutting time.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

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How to Apply to the Program

Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms.

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

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.

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2017-AD * Doon Closed
MAY, 2017-AD * Doon Open
SEP, 2017-AD * Doon Open
JAN, 2018-AD * Doon Open
MAY, 2018-AD * Doon Open
* AD = Accelerated Delivery
** Status applicable to domestic students

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