General Machinist - 429A

Mohawk College Certificate
This apprenticeship program covers the required in-class training for the General Machinist trade.
Overview

Program Highlights

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  • 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.

Program length and format

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Accessible description of the apprenticeship program format

Start: Find an employer or sponsor for your training. 

Register: Register with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Level 1: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 2: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 3: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Completion: Become a Journeyperson by successfully completing the certificate of qualification (C of Q) Exam. 

* For exact length and availability of this program, visit the Ministry Funded – Apprenticeship Training Dates . To learn more about your specific program format and length, please contact the your Program Coordinator or Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.

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Admission

Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Red Seal Trades

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

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

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

Opportunities

Opportunities

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)
  • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

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.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Canadian Domestic Students

Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades (SC)
Multiple Intakes
Please contact your Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.

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