Pre-Apprenticeship General Machinist/Tool & Die

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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Academic Upgrading
ATST1010

Description:

This course will prepare students for entry into trades and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply problem-solving strategies, reasoning skills, and mathematical concepts and procedures to solve problems to improve mathematical and communication skills. Relevant topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, measurement, data analysis and geometry/trigonometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading and writing.

  • Hours: 60
  • Credits: 4
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Computer Applications
COMP1127

Description:

Students will receive training on computer operating systems (Windows), as well as training on basic word processing and spreadsheets.

  • Hours: 26
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to Engineering Drawings and Layouts
DRWG1625

Description:

This course provides an introduction to engineering drawings and layout, including terminology, basic concepts and calculations needed in the interpretation of drawings and layout procedures.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
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Employment Strategies and Workplace Exposure
ETR1120

Description:

Students will prepare to enter the job market and will be given the opportunity explore a variety of workplaces in this course. Life-long career planning strategies will be the focus including networking, interview and researching skills; developing a personalized resume and cover letter; and understanding current labour market information. They will also develop and enhance skills in teamwork, decision making and goal setting. A variety of workplace tours will be included to increase their knowledge of the trade and industry.

  • Hours: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Machine Theory
MACH1115

Description:

This course provides the student with an introduction to the safe and efficient operation of conventional machine tools used in a manufacturing environment, including the necessary industrial safety regulations.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Machine Practice
MACH1125

Description:

This course provides hands-on training and experience related to conventional machining processes and applications involved in the safe operation of machine tools in order to produce components to require specifications.

  • Hours: 144
  • Credits: 8
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Introduction to CNC Operation
MACH1135

Description:

This course provides the fundamentals of CNC programming code, fixturing, tooling, machine controls, and machine setup and operation.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

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 3

Course Details

Field Placement (Pre-Apprenticeship General Machinist)
FPLT3100

Description:

Students will participate in on-the-job training using the apprenticeship training standards for the respective trade. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and will demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills.

  • Hours: 280
  • Credits: 10
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Program outcomes

  1. Solve routine technical problems related to the machine shop environment using a variety of systematic approaches.
  2. Complete all work in compliance with health and safety legislation and prescribed organizational practices and procedures.
  3. Perform basic technical measurements utilizing appropriate tools.
  4. Use machine tools to manufacture components to proper standards.
  5. Interpret engineering drawings in the manufacture of components.
  6. Perform basic upkeep and maintenance of machine tools.
  7. Demonstrate basic proficiency using computer applications.
  8. Plan job strategies; develop interview skills, and effective written and interpersonal communication skills.