Mechanical Technician - CNC
- Ontario College Diploma
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2017 / 2018
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThe 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.
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Program InformationLength: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2018 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and April
First-Year Capacity: 24
- 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 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 the 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 required for success in this program.
- Students are expected to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality, attendance and conduct as would be required by the business or industry in which they expect to be employed.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved (Omega symbol recommended) footwear and safety glasses.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceFinancial Assistance is not available for this program.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates 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: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
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. 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.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|COMM1085||College Reading & Writing Skills
Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
|DRWG1330||Mechanical Engineering Drawings I
Description: This course is 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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
|MACH2175||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.
|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.
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
- Solve routine technical problems relating to CNC machining processes 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.
- Contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of CNC projects
- Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures to ensure safety of self and others.
- Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces
- Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools specific to machine tool operations.
- Work responsibly and effectively within a shop environment in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
- Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements
- Manufacture, assemble, maintain, and repair mechanical components to support CNC machining activity according to required specifications.
- Utilize application software to create effective CNC programs.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of CNC, mechanical and manufacturing projects
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. 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 Committees.
How to Apply to the ProgramDomestic 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:
299 Doon Valley Dr.
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.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
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.