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Machine Tool Setting and Operations (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
1331
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship

About the Program

This program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of metal machining or upgrade their current skills in metal machining. Graduates will be qualified to set up and operate one or more metal cutting machines. Students will select either the engine lathe or the milling machine. Due to time restraints students will not have the opportunity to train on both machines. Students will also study safety, blueprint reading, applied trade calculations and layout.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Note re: Admission Requirements

Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form 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

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
DRWG1420 Engineering Drawings
Description: This course, when successfully completed, will provide an understanding of normal sectional and auxiliary views on mechanical engineering drawings, a knowledge of dimensions, tolerances, screw threads, machining symbols, working drawing elements and operation sheets to conventional standards, interpret mechanical engineering drawings and operational sequence sheets to determine layout, machining and inspection operations on workpieces.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MACH1075 Machine Theory I
Description: This course will provide the student with an awareness and understanding of technical resources containing various data pertaining to metal machining, principles of dimensional metrology, precision measurements in metal machining, correct layout practices and general safe working procedures in an industrial environment.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MACH1085 Machine Theory II
Description: This course will generate the skills required to produce components to drawing specifications and effectively use a variety of bench hand tools. The terminal objective is to use bench hand tools to perform fitting and hand assembly operations on workpieces.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MACH1095 Machine Theory III
Description: This course will generate skills required to produce components to drawing specifications. The common metal sawing machines such as horizontal band saw and vertical band saw will be used to make straight, angular or contour cuts on workpieces. Students will perform sawing operations on workpieces to engineering drawing specifications and understand the principles of material removal.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MACH1105 Machine Theory IV
Description: The student will gain an understanding and concept of numerical control in metal machining. This introductory familiarization with these machine tools will assist the student to select a suitable machine tool setter operator specialization. The objectives are to understand the basic metal removal operations performed by conventional machine tools and the operating principles of numerical control systems and the basic principles of Statistical Process Control. This module will also provide a theoretical background, as well as practical application of, jig and fixture design, fabrication and construction.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MACH1305 Machine Practice
Description: This course, when successfully completed, will generate the skills required to produce components to drawing specification on either the engine lathe or milling machine.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MATH1285 Occupational Calculations
Description: This course will provide an understanding of terminology, basic concepts and applications of algebra, geometry and trigonometry in solving technical problems pertaining to metal machining. Students will develop a functional knowledge of the metric system and learn to perform occupational calculations in the imperial and metric systems to solve technical problems pertaining to metal machining.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
Electives: Program Option 1
Student must pass 1 Course(s)
Select from the list below
MACH1235 Engine Lathes Practical

Description: Students will have the opportunity to develop practical machining skills in this course. They will perform turning and related machining operations on workpieces using engine lathes.
Hours: 364
Credits: 18
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MACH1245 Milling Machines Practical

Description: Students will have the opportunity to develop practical machining skills in this course. They will perform milling and related machining operations on workpieces using milling machines.
Hours: 364
Credits: 18
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
Electives: Program Option 2
Student must pass 1 Course(s)
Select from the list below
MACH1185 Engine Lathe Theory

Description: This course will teach the student to identify and select all metal removal operations on engine lathes to produce work pieces to meet drawing specifications.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed
MACH1195 Milling Machine Theory

Description: This module will generate the skills required to recognize components to drawing specifications. The common milling machines such as universal, horizontal, vertical and ram tyupe will be used to identify simple and complex geometric surfaces on workpieces.
Hours: 52
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Closed

Annual Delivery Schedule

Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
MACH1075 Machine Theory I X X
MACH1305 Machine Practice X X
Load courses and oversee transfers after determination of theory modules

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.

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Program Contact

Davor Maletic, dmaletic@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 2391

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