Machine Tool Builder and Integrator (Apprenticeship)
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2020 / 2021
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThis 720-hour program consisting of three 240-hour 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 InformationLength: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices.
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email Kitchener.Apprenticeship@ontario.ca.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). In addition, the MTCU requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on-the-job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed.
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 & FeesFees are set by MTCU 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 OpportunitiesMachine 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
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga 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 TestingApprentices 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
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|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 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.
|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.
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.
|MATH1270||Applied Trade Calculations, Charts and Tables
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.
|DRWG2060||Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Documentation
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.
|MACH2070||Applied Trade Practices and Procedures
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.
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.
|MATH2180||Applied Mechanical 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 solve trades-specific problems involving right triangle trigonometry.
|DRWG3040||Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Documentation
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.
|MACH3030||Applied Trade Practices and Procedures
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.
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.
|MATH3090||Applied Mechanical Calculations
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.
- Identify the accepted principles of machine shop safety.
- Select, use and maintain trade-related hand and bench tools and measuring instruments and devices.
- Interpret and use trade-related reference charts and tables.
- Read and use mechanical component and assembly prints.
- Apply the principles of metal cutting to workpieces and cutting tools.
- `Calculate geometrical and operation-related values necessary to the trade.
- Layout trade-related geometrical workpieces.
- Heat treat and hardness test ferrous metals, and prevent damage to heat treatable workpieces.
- Select machinable metals and plastics and the machining tools and abrasives appropriate to their machining characteristics.
- Set up, operate and maintain a horizontal band saw and a vertical band saw.
- Set up, operate and maintain sensitive and radial drill presses.
- Set up, operate and maintain an engine lathe.
- Set up, operate and maintain horizontal, vertical, universal and ram and turret type milling machines.
- Set up, operate and maintain a horizontal surface grinder.
- Set up, operate and maintain cylindrical and universal cylindrical grinders.
- Understand the principles of numerical control and the fundamentals of NC manual programming and their application to metal cutting machine tools.
- Assemble and integrate pneumatic&hydraulics components, electrical components on a machine tool
- Assemble and integrate power transmission systems, conveyor systems, feeder systems and main assemblies.
- Build in process tooling.
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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