Overview - 2019/2020
Breaking into the dynamic and diverse world of computerized manufacturing takes determination. It also takes a highly sophisticated set of computer/technical skills because in today's manufacturing sector, computers are the heart and soul. If you're excited by the opportunity to begin a valued and in-demand career, the Mechanical Techniques – CNC program will quickly introduce you to limitless and satisfying career potential.
You'll learn the basics of mechanical techniques, and you'll get hands-on experience with software and applications used in Computer Aided Machining (CAM) and Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programs. Since computers play an important role in this profession, your courses will include an overview of computer applications, numerical control technology and computer aided design in both 2D and 3D modes. Your courses will also cover topics such as machine trade theory, machine shop, mechanical blueprint reading and applied mathematics. When you graduate, you'll be qualified for an entry-level position as a Computer Numerical Machine (CNM) operator in automotive, agricultural, woodworking and production facilities.
Learn the mechanical techniques today for an exciting career tomorrow in the always evolving world of computerized mechanics.
St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus:
Phone: 519-633-2030 x247
Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus:
Phone: 519-426-8260 x223
Admission Requirements - 2019/2020OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
- Any Grade 12 English (C), (U), or (O)
- Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred
- Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
- It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
- Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program.
Mechanical Techniques - CNC-2019/2020
Level 1 Credits DRAF-1056 Blueprint Reading 3 This basic course introduces the student to mechanical blueprint reading. Topics covered will include lines, dimensioning, tolerances, types of projection and methods to interpret working drawings. CADD-1058 Computer Aided Design 1 3 This course is designed to introduce the student to two and three dimensional CAD (computer aided design) using Solidworks software. Topics will include: set up of user interface, file management, creating and editing two dimensional sketch geometry, creating solid models, analyzing and editing geometry to ensure compatibility for use in toolpaths, and creating engineering drawings. COMP-1336 Computer Literacy 2 This course will introduce students to various computer concepts, including hardware, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Through lecture and hands-on classes, the student will learn each units everyday uses and apply them to their courses. MACH-1130 Conventional Machine Shop 1 5.5 This course will enable the student to produce machined metal parts to the specifications of a technical drawing, by means of safely operating milling machines, lathes, and surface grinders. COMM-1004 Language & Communication Skills 1 3 COMM1004 provides the student with an opportunity to establish skills in reading, writing and editing documents for work-related and personal uses. Students will also practice important study/reading skills and apply grammar rules. MECH-1075 Conventional Machining Theory 3 This course is an introductory metal machining theory course covering safety, metrology, drills, lathes, grinders and milling machines. MATH-1158 Mathematics 1 1 A practical mathematics application course on topics relevant to mechanical techniques (CNC). Level 2 Credits CADD-3023 Computer Aided Design 2 2 This course is an introduction to using a CAD software package to create CAD data. The students will learn the essential skills to create 2D geometry and working drawings. MACH-1131 Computer Numerical Control 1 4.5 This course will enable the student to produce machined metal parts to the specifications of a technical drawing, by means of safely setting up, programming, and operating CNC machines. The emphasis is on the CNC Mill, however the operations taught apply to many different types of machine tools. MECH-1077 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 1 1 This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to terms, definitions and concepts used in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. MACH-1129 Jig & Machine Theory 1 This course will introduce the students to concepts related to the design and fabrication of jigs and fixtures that my be required to support CNC operations. It also will cover cutting tool theory and operations as it relates to CNC machining and tooling. MATH-3051 Mathematics 2 1 This course will cover solid geometry, equation manipulation and advanced trigonometry. COMM-1075 Workplace Skills 1 1 This course will cover the essential employability skills required to succeed in today's workplace. Emphasis will be placed on team building, conflict resolution, personal management skills and ethics in business.
Careers - 2019/2020
Career OpportunitiesGraduates of the Mechanical Techniques - CNC Ontario College Certificate program can expect to obtain entry-level positions as Computer Numerical Machine Operators in a variety of industries including automotive, agricultural, woodworking and production facilities.
More Information - 2019/2020A 23-Week Ontario College Certificate ProgramProgram Code: MQC1S
Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSt. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030
Program DescriptionThe Mechanical Techniques - CNC Ontario College Certificate program provides the graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills to work on machines and equipment that use computer numerical control technology. Training is provided in conventional machining through courses such as machine trade theory, machine shop, mechanical blueprint reading and applied mathematics. Since computers play an important role in this profession, the courses offered in the program will include an overview of computer applications, numerical control technology and computer aided design in both 2D and 3D modes. Graduates of this program will have experience in process planning, machine set-up, basic programming, troubleshooting and computer numerical controlled machining. Additional courses such as communications and workplace skills will allow the student to develop strategies for success and examine important issues they will face in today's world of work.
- Students who successfully complete the requirements for an Ontario College Certificate from the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program and wish to obtain advanced programming skills in the second year of the Mechanical Technician - CNC/CAM program to complete the requirements for an Ontario College Diploma, must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Campus Office or from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
- Students wishing to transfer should be aware that Level 2 of the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program (MQC1S) and Level 3 of the Mechanical Technician - CNC/CAM program (MNC1S) are condensed and are completed in sequence within one term. Progression from the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program to the Mechanical Technician - CNC/CAM program includes successful completion of Level 1 (15 weeks) and Level 2 (8 weeks) of the Mechanical Techniques - CNC program and transfer immediately into the Mechanical Technician - CNC/CAM program for Level 3 (7 weeks) and Level 4 (15 weeks) followed by two co-op terms.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
2. apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
3. comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
4. apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.
5. use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
6. analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
7. interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
8. perform technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
9. manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
10. contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.