General Machinist - 429A
- State-of-the-art facilities
- “Earn while you learn” training model, combining on-the-job and in-school training
- In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons
- You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance
What you'll learn
How to create precision parts for a wide variety of applications.
Hone your skills in order to work with precision parts to within tolerances of .001”/.01mm
Acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills associated with various machine tools including drill presses, grinders, saws as well as both manual and computer numerical control (CNC) mills and lathes.
Understand the concepts of metrology which include the use and care of precision measuring instruments and interpreting 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.
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Offers of classroom training are issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to registered apprentices who are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
How you’ll gain skills
This apprenticeship consists of 8,000 hours:
- 7,280 hours of on-the-job work experience with your employer
- 720 hours of in-school training at Mohawk College
- To view the training standard for this trade, visit: https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/training-standards
Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Mohawk College Certificate, and Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into the General Machinist program:
- Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
- Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Automation (Industrial Mechanic Millwright)
View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Your future career option:
- General Industrial Machinists
- Industrial Designers
- Machining Tool Operators
- CNC Operator
- CNC Programmer
- CNC Setup Operator
Where you could work includes:
- Automotive Industry
- Aerospace Industry
- Mould and Die Industry
- Structural and Engineering
- Machine Manufacturing
Opportunities for grads:
- Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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Program Learning Outcomes for apprenticeship programs, are defined within the Curriculum Training Standard for each trade, and set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
The Curriculum Standards are developed by the Ontario College of Trades in consultation with representatives from the trade and Training Delivery Agent instructors.
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