Machine Tool Operator - 848
Intended for individuals employed or seeking employment in the industrial mechanical area who wish to enhance their knowledge of general machine shop practice and/or to improve practical skills on specific, conventional machine tools. Machine Tool Operators may operate machine tools such as lathes, drilling machines, milling machines, grinders, or special purpose machines to machine work piece on a production basis. Tasks performed on the job include lifting, positioning and securing work piece and work holding devices, reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, inspecting work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications using various measuring and checking instruments, changing and sharpening worn or defective cutting tools.
Note: Some components of this program require approved safety glasses and footwear.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Grade 12 Mathematics
- Strong mechanical aptitude.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||MACHRE165||Machine Shop 1||39.00|
|N/A||MACHRE265||Machine Shop 2||39.00|
|N/A||MACHRE465||Machine Shop 3||39.00|
|N/A||MACHRE543||Machine Shop Theory||76.00|
|N/A||TDRWRE152||Blueprint Reading Mechanical||36.00|