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Mechanical Technician - CNC

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Program Code:
1329
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
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/2018 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2019 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 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 (2017 / 2018) for Mechanical Technician - CNC - Program # 1329

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $525.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5950.00 $5950.00 $5950.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7272.65 $6461.65 $6461.65
Year Total     $20195.95
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5950.00 $5950.00 $5950.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $6747.65 $6461.65 $6461.65
Year Total     $19670.95
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5950.00 $5950.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $6747.65 $6461.65
Year Total   $13209.30
Doon - Fall 2017 Level 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
Program Supply Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5950.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $6747.65
Year Total $6747.65
Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-08)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $525.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5950.00 $5950.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7178.27 $6461.65
Year Total   $13639.92
Doon - Spring 2018 Level 1 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
Program Supply Fee $525.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $5950.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $7083.89
Year Total $7083.89

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Mechanical Technician - CNC - Program # 1329


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $525.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $70.54
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 $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7846.65 $6836.65 $6836.65
Year Total     $21519.95

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $70.54
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 $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65 $6836.65
Year Total     $20994.95

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017
International Program Tuition $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
Program Supply Fee $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $485.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $7321.65
Year Total $7321.65

Doon - Winter 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-01-08)
Description Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Supply Fee $525.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $324.95 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7686.60 $6836.65
Year Total   $14523.25

Doon - Spring 2018 Level 1 (Program Start: 2018-05-07)
Description Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80
Program Supply Fee $525.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $160.05
ONE Card Fee $12.60
Session Total $7521.70
Year Total $7521.70

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 (1329)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CDEV1840 Career Discovery

Description: This course focuses on career decision-making skills. Topics include assessing interests, values, skills and abilities to match a career; researching labour market trends; identifying the essential skills necessary for professional development; company and occupational research; the principles of networking; informational interviews and the development of an employment skills portfolio.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

DRWG1330 Mechanical Engineering Drawings

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

MACH1940 Precision Machining Theory I

Description: This course will introduce students to the theory involved in the safe and efficient operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment as well as the application of metallurgy, metrology and industrial safety regulations.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1955 Precision Machining Practice I

Description: This course will introduce the student to hands on machining processes and applications involved in the safe operation of machine tools.
Hours: 154
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1040 Applied Technical Mathematics

Description: This course 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. Students will perform occupational calculations in the imperial and metric systems to solve technical problems pertaining to metal machining.
The student will be aware and understand technical resources containing various data pertaining to metal machining. Mathematical tables, industrial standards, engineering materials tabulated values and machining operations-related data, tables and charts will be correctly selected, interpreted and applied in metal removal operations. Students will read and interpret technical data pertaining to metal machining.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
MACH1165 CNC Manual Programming

Description: This course introduces the student to manual CNC Programming. Students will be required to produce CNC Turning / Machining center programs then verify programs utilizing CNC simulation software and CNC machine tools.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1965 Precision Machining Theory II

Description: This course continues with precision theory for general machining and tool and die. Advanced turning, milling and grinding theory as well as the principles involved in metal cutting will allow the student to machine complex components.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1975 Precision Machining Practice II

Description: This course continues with advanced practice for general machining and tool and die. Advanced turning, milling and grinding processes will be utilized to allow the student to machine complex components.
Hours: 140
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
DRWG2280 CAD/CAM Basic

Description: This course introduces the student to CNC programming utilizing a CAD/CAM system. Students will be required to produce CNC Turning Center and CNC milling center and Wire EDM 2D programs and demonstrate the proven program using CAD/CAM simulation software.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MACH1165
CoRequisites:

MACH2270 CNC Controls and Processes

Description: This practical course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and use various CNC control panels and select appropriate tooling to produce a two dimensional workpiece.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2280 Fixtures and Tooling for CNC

Description: Multiple part repeatability will be the main theme for this course and will provide the student with the knowledge of workholding fixturing systems and tool selection utilized in the CNC enviroment.
Hours: 168
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH3241 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: 42
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
DRWG2290 CAD/CAM Advanced

Description: This course Builds on the CAD/CAM basic concepts the student is introduced to three dimension model construction and 3D procedures applied to CNC.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG2280
CoRequisites:

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.
Hours: 168
Credits: 8
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.

Disclaimer

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.

PROGRAM SEARCH

Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2018-AD * Doon Open
MAY, 2018-AD * Doon Open
SEP, 2018-AD * Doon Open
JAN, 2019-AD * Doon Open
MAY, 2019-AD * Doon Open
* AD = Accelerated Delivery
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students

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