• Overview - 2019/2020

    This Co-op Ontario College Diploma program is designed to prepare students to work in a modern tooling shop, with emphasis on conventional machining skills to create a solid foundation of knowledge.

    Courses within the program are aligned with the Level One curriculum standards of the Precision Metal Cutting – Common Core Apprenticeship program, creating potential for graduates to be successful in writing exemption exams once they are a registered apprentice.

    The students will also have the opportunity to participate in two paid co-op placements which will create opportunities to further learn and apply their new skills.

     

    Program Coordinator:

    Christine Zimmerman
    Phone: 519-633-2030 x247

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) streams
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
    OR 
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) 
    OR
    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

    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • Grade 12 English (C) or Grade 12 Business and Technological Communications (O)

    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 Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. 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)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

    Note:

    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die 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 Technician - Tool and Die program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die program.
  • Courses

    Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMP-1336Computer Literacy2
    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.
    DRAF-1015Blueprint Reading4
    This is a basic mechanical blueprint reading course for the machining trades. It will aid in the development of skills and knowledge necessary to interpret mechanical working drawings and to produce working sketches of mechanical parts.
    MATH-1009Mathematics3
    This course is an introductory mathematics course covering real numbers, algebra, and geometry.
    MACH-1032Trade Theory 15
    This course is an introductory metal machining theory course covering safety, layout, metrology, bench work, saws, drills, lathes, and mills.
    MACH-1033Trade Application 15.5
    This is an introductory level hands-on machining course covering the practical application of lathes, mill, grinders and the application of layout procedures, metallurgy and metrology.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CADD-1060Computer Aided Design 13
    This course is designed to introduce the student to two dimensional CAD (computer aided design) using MasterCAM and Inventor software. Topics will include, set up of user interface, file management, creating and editing two dimensional geometry, analyzing and editing geometry to ensure compatibility for use in toolpaths, and creating engineering drawings.
    MATH-1026Mathematics 12
    This mathematics course covers solid geometry, equation manipulation and trigonometry.
    MACH-1047Trade Theory 25
    This course is an intermediate level metal machining theory course covering metrology, lathes, mills, grinders, metallurgy, EDM and the Machinery's Handbook.
    MECH-1012Jig & Fixture Design2
    This is an introductory course in tool design that deals with basic jigs and fixtures used for metal machining. Sketching, drafting and CAD techniques will be applied in this course.
    MACH-1115Trade Applications 25
    This course is a continuation from MACH-1033. Projects will develop skills using lathes, mills, surface and cylindrical grinders and the application of concepts in metallurgy, metrology and mechanical assembly. Emphasis will be placed on close tolerances and finish grinding on components after the heat treat process. One of the machining projects will be a work holding jig or fixture.
    MACH-1116Computer Numerical Control Mill2.5
    This course is designed to introduce the student to computer numerical control machining on milling machines and machining centres. The student will learn part programming using G-code format to produce parts. The student will produce numerous parts on a CNC machining centre.
    COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
    This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.
    BUSI-1103Introduction to Small Business Concepts3
    This introductory course will examine some of the theoretical concepts and practical experiences necessary for effectively running a small business. A wide variety of topics such as the social and ethical responsibility of a contemporary business, the importance of human resource and financial resource management, and the current trends in Canadian business will be studied.

    Level 3Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    CADD-1066Solid Modeling3
    This course provides a basic understanding of how to design and modify 3D models using software designed to create mechanical parts. Students explore how to create and modify solid models. They will learn how to create 3D models from 2D geometry, create solid assemblies and engineering drawings. Hands-on exercises throughout the course demonstrate the modeling process using techniques that can be applied in industry.
    MACH-3023Tool & Die Theory 15
    This is an intermediate level course that deals with the basics of tool and die theory and design. The course applies sketching/CAD skills and basic die theory to allow the student to design various types of dies.
    MATH-3019Technical Calculations2
    This applied mathematics course presents the students with problems in applied geometry as well as technical problems relating to right-angled, oblique and solid trigonometry.
    MACH-1117Computer Numerical Control Lathe2.5
    This course is designed to introduce the student to computer numerical control machining on lathes and turning centres. It will include topics such as the history and impact of computer numerical control on the tool & die shop, programming and part production.
    MACH-3042Trade Applications 35
    This course is a continuation from the previous course MACH1048 (MCHE235). Projects will develop different skills using lathes, drills, mills, and surface grinders. Application of the concepts of metallurgy and metrology will be emphasized. Finish surface grinding will be required after the heat treatment process.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MACH-3025Tool & Die Theory 22
    This is an intermediate level course that deals with the basics of tool and die theory and design. The student will learn the fundamentals of bending dies, presses, press safety and die try-out procedures. The course applies sketching/CAD skills and basic die theory to allow the student to design various types of dies.
    MACH-3026Trade Applications 45.5
    This course covers the practical application of lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders, CNC, EDM, and Tool & Die operations. The student will make a 3-stage progressive die.
    COMM-1094Communications3
    In this course the student will learn to develop the effective communication techniques that are so necessary for success in today's workplace.
    MANF-1007Computer Aided Manufacturing2.5
    This course is designed to introduce the student to computer aided manufacturing using the MasterCAM software. The student review two dimensional drawing techniques and will learn programming techniques, verification and communication between software and machine tools. The student will post code to control the machine tool to be able to produce various components.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 6 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Levels 3 and 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 20 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    • Apprenticeships in Tool and Die Making (430A), General Machinist (429A) and Mould Making (431A)
    • CNC Operator, Machine Operator or Die Set-up Personnel
    • Sales Representatives for tooling companies
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Co-Operative Education Program
    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: TDI1S
    Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates 


    Contact

    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030

    Program Description

    This Ontario College Diploma (Co-op) program is designed to prepare students to work in a modern tooling shop, with emphasis on conventional machining skills to create a solid foundation of knowledge. Courses within the program are aligned with the Level 1 curriculum standards of the Precision Metal Cutting � Common Core Apprenticeship program. The students will also have the opportunity to participate in two paid co-op placements which will create opportunities to further learn and apply their new skills.

    Other Information

    • Graduates of the two year Mechanical Technician � Tool and Die program will be eligible for an exemption from Level 1 - Precision Machining and Tooling, once they are registered apprentices with the Ontario College of Trades and their employer.

    Co-operative Education

    Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma.  More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op

    Learning Outcomes 

    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

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways
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