Mechanical Technician - General Machinist
(Optional Co-op)

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The Linamar Corporation has established six scholarships for students admitted to this program. Apply for the Linamar Corporation Skilled Industrial Trades Scholarship by September 30th.

​Explore the other program-specific awards available for this program.

To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.
​This program uses eTexts.

Program description - September 2023

Are you attracted to modern manufacturing technologies and enjoy working with machines? This skills-based program prepares you for entry into the precision machining skilled trade or a related career in the manufacturing sector including apprenticeship through the study of computer integrated manufacturing applications. This program covers all the learning outcomes for Level 1 and Level 2 of the related apprenticeship program in Ontario. A graduate of this program may not be required to complete the in-school apprenticeship training or take an exemption exam for Levels 1 and 2, should they choose to pursue a general machinist apprenticeship. As a student in the program, you have the opportunity to apply to the co-op stream in second term. The optional co-op stream includes two back-to-back co-op work terms. Due to the placement of co-op work terms, the academic terms are Fall/Winter in Year 1 and Winter/Spring in Year 2. For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

Code: 1133
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2.5 years
Start: September 2023
Campus: Cambridge – Reuter Drive
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

​Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13750.00
Ancillary Fees
$1984.67
$3264.67
Total Fees
$4680.67
$17014.67

Canadian fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
eText Fee $367.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee - $382.67
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2532.50 $2148.17
Year Total   $4680.67

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International fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
International Program Tuition $6875.00 $6875.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
eText Fee $367.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee - $382.67
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8964.50 $8050.17
Year Total   $17014.67

Returning student tuition & fees

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

Student Financial Services awarded more than 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries last year.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 65% session weighted average as well as successful completion of Precision Machining Theory I (MACH1940) and Precision Machining Practice I (MACH1955).
  • Students who are not admitted into the Co-op stream or students in the non-co-op stream will have co-op semesters off instead of participating in co-op work terms. These off semesters enable students to gain part-time or full-time work or volunteer experience to build their resume and/or can catch up on academic work if scheduling permits.
  • International students will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - September 2023 - Cambridge – Reuter Drive

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option.

FALL WINTER SPRING
Class Class Work Term
Work Term Class Class

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