This one-year certificate program will prepare students to work in the precision machining and tooling industries. Successful graduates of the certificate program will receive their 429A General Machinist Level 1 apprenticeship equivalency and those in good standing wishing to further pursue their studies are eligible to automatically enter into the second year of Mechanical Engineering Technician - Industrial two year diploma program (T855) or the second semester of the Mechanical Technician - CAD/CAM program (T867).
- May have 429A General Machinist Level 1 apprenticeship equivalency.
- Ability to continue your studies in two in-demand programs, CAD/CAM or Industrial Mechanic.
Graduates of the Mechanical Technician - Precision Metal Cutting may find positions in industries within the metal cutting trades (Machining, Tool & Die, Mould Making) as a general machinist, mould maker or tool and die maker, with the potential to enter an apprenticeship within one or more of these trades. The precision machining/ tooling industries support a variety of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, consumer products, construction, forestry, kitchen countertops and cabinets, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals, etc. Employment can be found within Windsor- Essex, Chatham-Kent or many major centres in Southwestern Ontario.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 11 English (C ) or (U)
- Grade 11 Math (C ) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Mechanical Techniques - Precision Metal Cutting (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 41007)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Support sustainability* best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies* to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
- Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
- Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
- Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.