General Machinist - 429A

Mohawk College Certificate
Bring a steady hand and a keen eye to this precision-driven trade. Learn to cut and grind critical metal components for machinery and equipment.

Program Highlights

  • Learn and apply the skills to create precision parts for a wide variety of applications
  • Continue to hone your skills to perfection in order to work with precision to create parts, very often to within tolerances of .001"/0.1mm
  • Acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills associated with various machine tools including lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders, saws as well as both manual and CNC mills and lathes
  • Understand the concepts of metallurgy which include the use and care of precision measuring instrumenting engineering drawings
  • Learn to write and post CNC programs, create drawings in Mastercam and manufacture parts to specific tolerances on 3 and 4 axis CNC machines 

This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.

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Note: Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Machinist Trade.

If you are not a registered apprentice, please see the Mechanical Techniques - Manufacturing Processes Program (575) page.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

Learn more about Apprenticeships.

How to Become an Apprentice?

There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
  2. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
  3. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
  4. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Read more about how to become an apprentice.

Payment and Registration

Discover which method works best for you:

  1. Web Registration
  2. In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
  3. Employer Sponsorship

Visit Payment and Registration to learn about your payment options, as well as the Refund Policy.

Red Seal Trades

Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.

Academic Opportunities

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Mould and Die Industry
  • Structural and Engineering
  • Machine Manufacturing

Occupational Categories:

  • General Industrial Machinists
  • Industrial Designers
  • Machining Tool Operators
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • CNC Setup Operator

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

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Please contact your Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.

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Meet Jason Dobson a 2006 graduate of the General Machinist Apprenticeship program here at Mohawk College Watch the Video »