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Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die/Tool Maker (Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1135C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

A tool and die maker is a skilled craftsperson who produces, repairs and modifies custom-made prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges to very specific dimensions. The operation of conventional machine tools is integral to the production of this tooling. This skills-based program prepares students for entry into the tool and die/tool maker skilled trades industry, including apprenticeship. It incorporates a number of months of paid on-the-job work placements and includes in-school knowledge related to the trade. A student does not need to be a registered apprentice or have an employer sponsor to start this program.

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

The tool and die maker will perform the high-precision hand fitting, positioning, aligning and assembly techniques involved in the production of stamping dies. Students will learn additional skills required to adapt to the evolving technology. This program will appeal to those who are attracted to modern manufacturing technologies and enjoy working with machines.

Program Information

Length: Two years plus one semester Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
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. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die/Tool Maker (Co-op) - Program # 1135c

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 - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Program Services Fee $196.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $2065.59 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Year Total $6470.87      
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $0.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $2405.08
Year Total   $2405.08

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die/Tool Maker (Co-op) - Program # 1135c


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 - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Program Services Fee $196.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Session Total $6811.59 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
Year Total $20973.87     $550.00

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $0.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $198.83
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56
ISR $0.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $7474.08
Year Total $550.00 $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

Graduates of this program will have received comprehensive training which can result in an excellent opportunity to obtain a rewarding career in Ontario's manufacturing industry.

100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 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
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: 45
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:

MACH1130 Precision Machining Theory and Practice I

Description: This course will introduce the student to the processes, procedures and applications involved in the operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment. Topics will include saws, drilling machines, lathes, milling machines and surface grinders in addition to the bench working tools, accessories and fasteners and routine housekeeping required to meet the government safety regulations, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards.
Hours: 150
Credits: 10
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:

MATH1040 Applied Technical Mathematics I

Description: This course when successfully completed, 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
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:

DRWG1340 Mechanical Engineering Drawings II

Description: This course builds on the learning outcomes of Mechanical Engineering Drawings I and provides dimensioning terminology and practices including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Students are instructed in Section Views, Assembly Drawings and trade specific charts and tables to produce operational plans for the manufacture of mechanical components.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1350 Generic CAD (2D)

Description: This course introduces the student to Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students will be required to produce two dimensional detail and assembly drawings in a 2D environment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1150 Precision Machining Theory and Practice II

Description: This course continues with precision machining theory and practice for general machining. Advanced turning, milling and grinding theory will allow the student to machine complex components.
Hours: 150
Credits: 10
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1160 CNC Manual Programming I

Description: This course introduces the student to CNC Programming. Students will be required to produce CNC Turning Centers programs and demonstrate the proven program using CNC simulation software.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1320 Applied Technical Mathematics II

Description: This course will assist the student in solving complex machine shop problems involving tapers, bevels, V-slots and distance between holes and to solve problems with right angled and oblique triangles using associated trigonometry functions.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
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:

MACH1590 CNC Manual Programming II

Description: This course introduces the student to CNC programming. Students will be required to produce CNC Turning Center programs and demonstrate the proven program using CNC simulation software.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1600 Tool Making Techniques

Description: This course introduces the student to the machining/building techniques and related theory required in the manufacture of an assembly unit. In addition to the accurate machining of individual components, emphasis will be placed on fits and clearances as they relate to the proper function of the unit.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
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:
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:

MECH1250 Metrology II

Description: This course provides participants with the skills to set up and use a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). Allowing them to competently handle the demand for increased inspection throughout; as a result of high-speed production to high standards of precision in quality control functions, as required by ASME Y 14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards. Participants will also be introduced to essential theory and direct job concepts that must be mastered in order to perform job functions successfully.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
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 5
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 6
COOP2305 Co-op Work Term III (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 7
DRWG3140 CAD CAM Applications

Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts and applications of an integrated CAD CAM system. The student will develop fully documented CNC program files using the CAD CAM system. The following machining processes will be covered; milling, turning and wire EDM in a 2D environment.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH3205 Die Making Techniques

Description: This course introduces the student to machining techniques and related theory required in the manufacture of multi-stage progressive die.
Hours: 300
Credits: 15
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH3250 Machine Theory IV

Description: This course compliments and builds on the Precision Machining and Theory II course. Grinding, turning and milling technologies will be augmented with more complex operations tied into CNC operations for the manufacture of components for all industries including the tooling/ tool and die industry.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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:

QUAL3010 Quality Control and Assurance

Description: This course introduces the concepts and practical skills of quality engineering. The learner will study the concepts of normal distribution, present, and analyze data and control charts. Interpretation of chart patterns using probability and regression analysis, statistical sampling and Repeatability and reproducibility studies are covered. Measurement errors and the design of experiments and other quality tools are introduced including ISO 9000 quality management systems.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

Program Outcomes

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Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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