General Machinist - 429A
In-school training using state- of-the-art facilities.
Combination of on-the-job and in-school training.
Partnering with industry ensures our apprentices are future ready.
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.
This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.
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).
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.
How to Become an Apprentice?
There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.
- Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
- Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
- Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Payment and Registration
Discover which method works best for you:
- Web Registration
- In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
- Employer Sponsorship
How you’ll gain skills
- In-school training led by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons.
- On-the-job training.
- Gain practical hands-on lab and simulation experience, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Where you can go next
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
Your future career options
- 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)
- Certificate of Apprenticeship
- Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
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.