Your Learning Experience
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. As a student, you’ll 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. During the apprenticeship program, students will work under the instruction of experienced workers who will teach advanced skills and increase students’ confidence entering the workforce.
This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:
Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
72-1200 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3
MLITSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.
Graduates of Fanshawe’s General Machinist program will have the skills to pursue employment in the manufacturing, automotive, structural and engineering, aerospace, or mould and die Industries or a small machining shop as a:
- general machinist
- practical machinist
- machine repair technician
- CNC machinist/operator/programmer
- machining tool operators
- industrial designers
- mould maker
- machine tool builder
Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s General Machinist [Apprenticeship] program:
Read and interpret specifications and blueprints, calculate dimensions and tolerances to determine requirements for machining.
Cut, shape and finish metal to make precision machined parts used in all areas of manufacturing.
Responsible for the safe set up and operation of various pieces of heavy machinery including a tool die maker, CNC lathe machine, forklifts and cranes.
|SFTY-1052||Applied Trade Safety Practices||1|
|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.|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to describe metal characteristics and properties, metal manufacturing processes, and systems of classification and identification|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to apply benchworking techniques and to operate tools and equipment to fit and assemble components|
|MACH-1158||Metal Cutting Saw Technology||1|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate metal cutting saws to cut and shape workpieces.|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate drill presses/machines to drill, counterbore, countersink, spotface, deburr, ream and tap work pieces|
|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-1162||Vertical Milling Technology||2|
|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-1163||Surface Grinding Technology||1|
|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-1160||Metrology-Measuring & Checking||2|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to operate, and interpret readings of direct/indirect linear measuring instruments|
|MATH-1190||Applied Trade Calculations||3|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to apply mathematical principles to trade-specific applications|
|This course is designed to enable the apprentice to interpret engineered documentation and to perform sketching procedures|