Machine Tool Builder and Integrator (Apprenticeship)

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 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
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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:

This course enables the apprentice to employ the terminology and concepts necessary for machine shop applications of basic algebra, algebraic equations, powers and roots, ratios and proportion. Additionally, 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 Imperial 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. Identify the accepted principles of machine shop safety.
  2. Select, use and maintain trade‑related hand and bench tools and measuring instruments and devices.
  3. Interpret and use trade‑related reference charts and tables.
  4. Read and use mechanical component and assembly prints.
  5. Apply the principles of metal cutting to workpieces and cutting tools.
  6. `Calculate geometrical and operation‑related values necessary to the trade.
  7. Layout trade‑related geometrical workpieces.
  8. Heat treat and hardness test ferrous metals, and prevent damage to heat treatable workpieces.
  9. Select machinable metals and plastics and the machining tools and abrasives appropriate to their machining characteristics.
  10. Set up, operate and maintain a horizontal band saw and a vertical band saw.
  11. Set up, operate and maintain sensitive and radial drill presses.
  12. Set up, operate and maintain an engine lathe.
  13. Set up, operate and maintain horizontal, vertical, universal and ram and turret type milling machines.
  14. Set up, operate and maintain a horizontal surface grinder.
  15. Set up, operate and maintain cylindrical and universal cylindrical grinders.
  16. Understand the principles of numerical control and the fundamentals of NC manual programming and their application to metal cutting machine tools.
  17. Assemble and integrate pneumatic & hydraulics components, electrical components on a machine tool
  18. Assemble and integrate power transmission systems, conveyor systems, feeder systems and main assemblies.
  19. Build in process tooling.

Program handbook

Program handbook

Graduate opportunities

Machine tool builder and integrators are employed in all aspects of the manufacturing industry, including automotive, textiles, food processing, mining, and forestry. They may build, install, repair and maintain complex production process machinery.

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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