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Tool And Die Maker (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0709
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 720-hour program, which consist of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-hour level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the tool and die maker trade as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience. See Apprenticeship - General Information.

Program Information

Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

What is Apprenticeship?

For information on the apprenticeship system in Ontario, including how to register as an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship section of our website.

Tuition & Fees

Fees are set by MAESD as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduate Opportunities

Tool and die makers work primarily in large and small companies in manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, metal fabrication, electrical machinery and plastics, and in tool and die, mould making and machine shops.

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 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.

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.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

Course Details (0709)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
DRWG1410 Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes

Description: This course 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:

MACH1060 Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

Description: This course provides the apprentice with the practical application of: safe working conditions; fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; layout tools, instruments and accessories; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, taper turning, knurling, grooving and threading techniques on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling on milling machines; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface grinding of flat perpendicular surfaces.
Hours: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1290 Trade Theory

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background to ensure safe working practices and conditions in the areas of : fitting and hand assembly using bench hand tools and metal removing hand tools; direct and indirect measuring instruments, inspection checking and indicating gauges; layout tools, instruments and accessories; the cutting process, tool geometry and cutting fluids; metal sawing machines; drilling and related machining operations on drilling machines; facing, centre drilling, parallel turning, taper turning, knurling, grooving and threading techniques on engine lathes; horizontal, vertical and angular flat milling on milling machines; pedestal grinding of single point tools and drills; and surface grinding of flat perpendicular surfaces.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1270 Applied Trade Calculations, Charts and Tables

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to employ the terminology and concepts necessary for machine shop applications of basic algebra, algebraic equations, powers and roots, and ratios and proportion. In addition, the apprentice will be able to make the calculations necessary to compute cutting speeds, rpm and cutting times, and perform occupational calculations relating to metal machining using SI units and inch units.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Level 2
DRWG2080 Engineering Drawings

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to use engineering drawing symbols, aligned views, tolerances and thread designations. In addition, the student will be able to identify workpiece features, interpret sectional, removed, partial, enlarged, broken out and to explain working drawing elements and interpret and use tooling drawings. The student will be able to describe the features of gears, cams and bearings.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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CoRequisites:

MACH2100 Trade Theory

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background of specialized machines and accessories for tool-making; Jig & Fixture type and classification; the cutting process, cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials, their machining characteristics and the standard designation systems; technical data; drilling, reaming, boring, tapers, screw threads on engine lathes; form and combined surface cutting tools on milling machines; use a dividing head, and surface and cylindrical grinding techniques on grinding machines. In addition the student will study the principles, economic significance of NC/CNC, tape standards, coding, NC/CNC dimensioning, axis designations and the types and classifications of NC/CNC equipment.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2110 Applied Trade Practices and Procedures

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of specialized machines and accessories for tool-making; Jig & Fixture type and classification; the cutting process, cutting tool materials, tool life and surface texture; engineering materials, their machining characteristics and the standard designation systems; 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 and enter programs for NC/CNC machine systems or simulators.
Hours: 96
Credits: 7
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CoRequisites:

MATH2210 Applied Trade Calculations

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize and use fundamental principles of geometric measurement to solve shop-related problems involving circles, tangents, triangles and polygons. In addition, the student will be able to construct geometric figures common to shop related problems, employ basic principles of trigonometry and make the calculations necessary to use a sine bar and sine plate.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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Level 3
DRWG3060 Complex Engineering Drawings

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to interpret auxiliary views and geometric tolerances and apply the system of limits and fits to press die tooling and workpieces as specified on tooling or engineering drawings.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MACH3080 Trade Theory

Description: This course provides the student with a theoretical background of the techniques of: turning profiles on an engine lathe; using the dividing head, and specialized cutting tools on a milling machine; press tool component grinding on grinding machines; layout operations on press die workpieces; metal working and press tool construction; heat treatment and the prevention of damage to heat treatable workpieces and the set up, manual and automatic control of NC/CNC machine tools or simulator.
Hours: 89
Credits: 6
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MACH3090 Applied Trade Practices And Procedures

Description: This course provides the student with a practical application of the techniques of: turning profiles on an engine lathe; using the dividing head, and specialized cutting tools on a milling machine; press tool component grinding on grinding machines; layout operations on press die workpieces; metal working and press tool construction; heat treatment and the prevention of damage to heat treatable workpieces and the set up, manual and automatic control of NC/CNC machine tools or simulator.
Hours: 91
Credits: 6
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MATH3120 Applied Trade Calculations

Description: Successful completion of this course will enable the student to solve machine shop problems using the law of sines, the law of cosines, and the law of cotangents. In addition, the student will be able to solve applied occupational calculation problems related to machine shop layout, setup, metal removing operation, metal machine operation and shop measuring, checking and verifying.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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