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Mechanical Technician - General Machinist (Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1133C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

Notice:

For more information on the Linamar Corporation Skilled Industrial Trades Scholarship contact our Liaison Officer at 519-748-5220 or trades@conestogac.on.ca

About the Program

This skills-based program prepares students for entry into the precision machining skilled trade or related career in the manufacturing sector, including apprenticeship. The program incorporates a number of months of paid co-op education work. This program includes the study and application of computer-integrated manufacturing applications and will appeal to those who are attracted to modern manufacturing technologies and enjoy working with machines. Graduates will have received training which addresses the needs of an increasingly advanced manufacturing sector. This program covers all the learning outcomes for level 1 and level 2 of the related apprenticeship program in Ontario. A graduate of this program may not be required to complete the in-school apprenticeship training or take an exemption exam for levels 1 and 2 should they choose to pursue a general machinist apprenticeship.

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 | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 25

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 - General Machinist (Co-op) - Program # 1133c

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00 $1420.00
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
Program Services Fee $397.65 $397.65 $397.65
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
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2603.90 $2317.90 $2317.90
Year Total     $7239.70
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Year Total      
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 7 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
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
Program Services Fee $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2405.08
Year Total $2405.08

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Mechanical Technician - General Machinist (Co-op) - Program # 1133c


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
Program Services Fee $397.65 $397.65 $397.65
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 Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7672.90 $7122.90 $7122.90
Year Total     $21918.70

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
Year Total     $550.00

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 7 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
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
Program Services Fee $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7474.08
Year Total $7474.08

Financial Assistance

The 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.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

A general machinist is a specialist who produces high-quality tooling and machined components for the precision machining/tooling industries. Graduates may hold positions such as an apprenticeship in general machining or related precision machining trade or other employment within the manufacturing sector.

On average, 83% of graduates from the last three years (2013-2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

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
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CDEV1020 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

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

DRWG1330 Mechanical Engineering Drawings

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:

MACH1940 Precision Machining Theory I

Description: This course will introduce the student to the theory involved in the safe operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment. As well as the application of metalurgy, metrology and industrial safety regulations.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1950 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: 135
Credits: 7
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. 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. Read and interpret technical data pertaining to metal machining.
Hours: 45
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: 90
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1960 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: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1970 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: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
COOP2285 Co-op Work Term I (Mechanical Technician)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in their trade under the direct supervision of tradespeople in the workplace. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real-life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 4
COOP2295 Co-op Work Term II (Mechanical Technician)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in their trade under the direct supervision of tradespeople in the workplace. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real-life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 5
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: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MACH1165
CoRequisites:

MACH2190 Advanced Machining Theory I

Description: This course compliments and builds on the Precision Machining and Practice II course. Advanced machining and measuring processes
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2200 Advanced Machining Practice I

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of specialized machines and accessories for the manufacture of components
Hours: 180
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 6
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: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG2280
CoRequisites:

DRWG2300 CAD Solid Modelling

Description: This course introduces the fundamental elements of parametric solid modeler. Students will generate solid model, drawings and assemblies utilizing engineering drawing practices including the use of GD&T as well as engineering fits and allowances.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2210 Advanced Machining Theory II

Description: This course compliments and builds on the Precision Machining and Theory III course. The set up and functions of CNC controls will be tied in with the process of quality control and assurance.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2220 Advanced Machining Practice II

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of specialized machines and accessories for the manufacture of components including technical data; CNC Wire EDM, CNC lathe with live tooling. CNC mill 3+ axis to produce components.
Hours: 165
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Consortia

The 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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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**
SEP, 2016 Doon Closed
SEP, 2017 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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