• Learn to build, install, operate, maintain and repair machines - 2019/2020

    Before you begin your career as a Machinist, you need to acquire the know-how and experience that employers want. With the General Machinist Apprenticeship from Fanshawe, you can pursue your passion for hands-on, practical work in this field. You'll learn to build, install, operate, maintain and repair machines in a supportive environment that will help you reach your full potential.

    Ready to get your hands dirty and start working? As a student, you'll also learn to operate precision metal-cutting instruments and grinding machines including lathes, drills, grinders, and milling machines. Fanshawe's program will also ensure that you learn the sophisticated computerized numeric control (CNC) systems that are part of the modern machinist's toolkit. If you like working with numbers and have strong reading skills, then the opportunities for a satisfying career are endless.

    Central to the program is the apprenticeship component. Here, you'll work under the instruction of experienced workers who will teach you skills and increase your earning power as you enter the workforce. If you prefer to learn and work at the same time, consider pursuing this program that will show you the path to becoming a Machinist.

  • Courses

    General Machinist-2019/2020

    Level 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    SFTY-1052Applied Trade Safety Practices1
    This course is designed to cover the rules and regulations an apprentice must be aware of when working in an industrial machine shop in Ontario. Portions of the legislation in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) will be reviewed.
    MACH-1159Metallurgy1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to describe metal characteristics and properties, metal manufacturing processes, and systems of classification and identification
    MACH-1156Benchworking Techniques1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to apply benchworking techniques and to operate tools and equipment to fit and assemble components
    MACH-1158Metal Cutting Saw Technology1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate metal cutting saws to cut and shape workpieces.
    MACH-1157Drilling Technology1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate drill presses/machines to drill, counterbore, countersink, spotface, deburr, ream and tap work pieces
    MACH-1161Turning Technology2
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate a lathe to parallel turn and face; centre drill, parallel turn to a shoulder; turn external tapers or angles; cut chamfers and external crew threads and drill and ream.
    MACH-1162Vertical Milling Technology2
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate vertical milling machines to mill surfaces, shapes, and forms, counter bore/spot face holes; and drill holes
    MACH-1163Surface Grinding Technology1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate surface grinding machines to surface grind horizontal, vertical, and angular flat and parallel surfaces.
    MACH-1160Metrology-Measuring & Checking2
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate, and interpret readings of direct/indirect linear measuring instruments
    MATH-1190Applied Trade Calculations3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to apply mathematical principles to trade-specific applications
    DRAF-1061Engineering Drawings3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to interpret engineered documentation and to perform sketching procedures

    Level 2
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MACH-3072Metallurgy1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to describe elements of non-ferrous metals and the heat-treating and testing of ferrous metal
    MACH-3073Metrology-Measuring & Checking1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate, and interpret readings of direct/indirect linear measuring instruments, inspection and checking gauges, indicating gauges and comparators and surface texture gauges
    MACH-3061Turning Technology3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate a lathe to drill and bore holes, turn internal and external recesses and grooves, part-off workpieces, turn internal tapers/angles, cut external and internal screw threads and turn eccentrics.
    MACH-3060Milling Technology3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate milling machines to mill surfaces and forms; counter bore holes; drill and ream holes and mill geometric shapes using a rotary table on a dividing head.
    MACH-3058Cylindrical Grinding Technology1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate surface grinding machines to surface grind horizontal, vertical and angular flat surfaces; and surface grind parallel surfaces
    MACH-3059CNC Turning Technology3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to set up and operate a CNC turning centre to perform linear and circular machining by entering and verifying programs
    MATH-3076Applied Trade Calculations, Charts & Tab3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to apply mathematical principles to trade-specific applications.
    DRAF-3030Engineering Drawings/CAD Data/Layout3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to interpret engineered documentation such as language, symbols, tolerances, allowances, gear, cam and bearing designation, perform sketching procedures and develop an operation plan for machining parts.

    Level 3
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MACH-5029Metallurgy1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to perform ferrous heat treating and to describe the properties and characteristics of machineable plastics
    MACH-5030Metrology-Measuring & Checking1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to describe the fundamentals of measuring, checking, gauging equipment and to operate and interpret the readings of an optical comparator and CMM machine.
    MACH-5034Complex Turning Technology3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to set up and operate a lathe to turn internal or external tapers, angles and profiles, cut ACME and multiple start threads and to perform trepanning and tool post grinding.
    MACH-5031Complex Milling Technology3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to set up and operate milling machines to perform helical and cam milling and to mill complex geometric shapes
    MACH-5033Complex Grinding Techniques1
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to perform end mill sharpening and internal grinding.
    MACH-5032Machining Centre Computerized NC/CNC3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to enter and verify a CNC program to perform linear and circular machining operations on a machining centre
    MATH-5021Applied Trade Calculations-Charts/Tables3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to apply mathematical principles to trade-specific applications
    DRAF-5017Complex Engineering Drawings3
    This course is designed to enable the apprentice to interpret engineering drawings to determine geometric tolerancing and dimensioning

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 14 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

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