Machine Tool Builder and Integrator (Apprenticeship)

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Program description

This 720-hour program consisting of three 240-hour levels is designed to provide you with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of the machine tool builder and integrator trade as well as practical training necessary to complement your on-the-job training experience.

Program details

Code: 1061
Delivery: Apprenticeship
Length: 720 hours
Start: Varies
Campus: Kitchener - Doon
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program contacts


Academic school

Trades & Apprenticeship

Fees & payment

  • Fees are set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
  • Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional. For details, visit Orientation & support.
  • Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards & scholarships

Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants. Information and application forms for numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships are administered by Student Financial Services.

Many program-specific awards are administered by individual programs. Students should speak to their faculty or program coordinators about additional awards available in their program specific areas.

Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Engineering Drawings/Layout Processes
DRWG1410

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 work-piece, identify the features of a work-piece by interpreting a two or three view mechanical drawing, sketch to scale the three principle views of a work-piece or a pictorial view, and demonstrate layout procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Applied Trade Practices and Procedures
MACH1060

Description:

This course provides the student 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
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Trade Theory
MACH1290

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
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Applied Trade Calculations, Charts and Tables
MATH1270

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student 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

Course Details

Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Documentation
DRWG2060

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify workpiece features, interpret and sketch revolved, removed, partial and broken out sectional views, describe geometric tolerancing. Identify and describe the features, elements, types, and terminology of engineering drawings for gears, cams, and bearings.

  • Hours: 30
  • Credits: 2
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Applied Trade Practices and Procedures
MACH2070

Description:

The course provides the student with a practical application of heat treatment of ferrous metals, non ferrous metals, precision measurement of part dimensions and features, various turning operations, milling operations and grinding operations. Students will also read, interpret and verify NC/CNC documentation and programs on simulators; complete swaging; fabricate electrodes and nozzles and fabricate and install transfer systems comprising of electrical actuators and hydraulic/pneumatic components.

  • Hours: 87
  • Credits: 6
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Trade Theory
MACH2090

Description:

The course provides the student with a theoretical background of heat treatment of ferrous metals; non ferrous metals; precision measurement of part dimensions and features; turning operations; milling operations and grinding operations. Students will also read, interpret and verify NC/CNC documentation and program on simulators; complete swaging; fabricate electrodes and nozzles and fabricate and install transfer systems comprising of electrical actuators and hydraulic/pneumatic components.

  • Hours: 93
  • Credits: 6
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Applied Mechanical Calculations
MATH2180

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 solve trades-specific problems involving right triangle trigonometry.

  • Hours: 30
  • Credits: 2
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Level 3

Course Details

Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Documentation
DRWG3040

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to read and interpret geometric tolerancing, identify and describe floor layout drawings, and sketch in-process machine-tool modifications.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
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Applied Trade Practices and Procedures
MACH3030

Description:

This course provides the apprentice with a practical application to: prepare feeder and conveyor components for assembly on to machine-tools and system installation; processes for preparing sub-assembly parts; fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies; testing and verifying functionality of sub-assemblies; operational plan for building and assembling a machine-tool; process for integrating main-assemblies; dry-run testing process of a main-assembly and test-run the main-assembly with a finished part.

  • Hours: 78
  • Credits: 5
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Trade Theory
MACH3040

Description:

This course provides the apprentice with a theoretical background to prepare feeder and conveyor components for assembly on to machine-tools and system installation; processes for preparing sub-assembly parts; fit and assemble of parts and sub-assemblies; testing and verifying functionality of sub-assemblies; the process for integrating main-assemblies and the dry-run testing process of a main-assembly.

  • Hours: 102
  • Credits: 7
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Applied Mechanical Calculations
MATH3090

Description:

Successful completion of this module will enable the apprentice to solve machine shop problems using the law of sines and the law of cosines/cotangents, perform feeder and conveyor calculations. In addition, the apprentice will be able to perform machine-tool builder and integrator related calculations.

  • Hours: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Solve routine technical problems related to shop environments using a variety of systematic approaches
  2. Interpret and produce basic graphics and other standard technical documents necessary for the routine installation, maintenance, repair, and manufacture of components
  3. Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures to ensure safety of self and others
  4. Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools
  5. Use shop tools and equipment for basic installation, manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications
  6. Work responsibly and effectively within a shop environment in accordance with appropriatepractices and procedures
  7. Develop and implement a plan for CNC programming necessary for the installation and maintenance of machines
  8. Perform procedures for linear and circular machining in manufacturing according to plan
  9. Perform various machining procedures, such as milling, turning and cutting according to plan
  10. Assemble and integrate various components and systems on a machine toll according to required specifications
  11. Fabricate tooling according to required specifications

Program handbook

Program handbook

Graduate opportunities

Students who complete both their in-school and work placement requirements would be employed in small machining shops or in advanced manufacturing industries under NOCs 7231 Machinist and Machining and Tooling Inspectors and 7232 Tool and Die Makers. Under these codes, students completing both the in-class and work hour requirements of their apprenticeships would be likely to continue to work with the companies who sponsored their work hour requirements; however, students may choose to find alternative employment with companies that would likely include areas such as, machinery, equipment, motor vehicle, automotive parts, aircraft and other metal products manufacturing companies, mould making and machine shops (including electrical and plastics) would be expected.

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


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