Roll up your sleeves and earn a mechanical engineering technician diploma - 2021/2022
Please note: The Fall 2020 intake of this program has been suspended.
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.
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) streams
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 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 PreparationGrade 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 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 Engineering 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 Engineering Technician - Tool and Die program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technician - Tool and Die program.
Mechanical Engineering Technician - Tool and Die-2021/2022
|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.|
|DEVL-1054||Skills for Career Success||2|
|This course will cover topics in digital literacy, career management and workplace communication.|
|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.|
|MATH-1212||Mathematics for Trades 1||2|
|An introductory level course that teaches students the necessary mathematical skills that will enable them to be successful in the trades programs.|
|MECH-1075||Conventional Machining Theory||3|
|This course is an introductory metal machining theory course covering safety, metrology, drills, lathes, grinders and milling machines.|
|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.|
|CADD-1060||Computer Aided Design 1||3|
|This course is designed to introduce the student to two dimensional CAD (computer aided design) using 2D CAD software. Topics will include the setup of the user interface, file management, creating and editing two dimensional geometry, analyzing and editing of geometry to ensure compatibility for use in toolpaths and creating engineering drawings.|
|MATH-3087||Mathematics for Trades 2||2|
|A second level course that teaches students the necessary mathematical skills that will enable them to be successful in the trades programs.|
|MACH-1047||Trade Theory 2||5|
|This course is an intermediate level metal machining theory course covering metrology, lathes, mills, grinders, metallurgy, EDM and the Machinery's Handbook.|
|MECH-1012||Jig & Fixture Design||2|
|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-1177||Conventional Machine Shop 2||5|
|This course is a continuation of Conventional Machine Shop 1. 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.|
|COOP-1020||Co-operative Education Employment Prep||1|
|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-1103||Introduction to Small Business Concepts||3|
|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.|
|MECH-1117||Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing||2|
|In this course students will be introduced to terms, definitions and concepts used in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.|
|MACH-1116||Computer Numerical Control Mill||2.5|
|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.|
|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-3023||Tool & Die Theory 1||5|
|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.|
|MACH-3104||Conventional Machining 3||5|
|This course is a continuation from the previous course. 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.|
|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-3025||Tool & Die Theory 2||2|
|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-3105||Conventional Machining 4||5.5|
|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.|
|MANF-1007||Computer Aided Manufacturing||2.5|
|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.|
|MACH-1117||Computer Numerical Control Lathe||2.5|
|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.|
Careers - 2021/2022
- Apprenticeships in Tool and Die Making (430A), General
Machinist (429A) and Mould Making (431A)
- CNC Operator, Machine Operator or Die Set-up
- Sales Representatives for tooling companies
More Information - 2021/2022
A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
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 DescriptionThis 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.
- Graduates of the two year Mechanical Engineering 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.
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
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines;
- Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements;
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures;
- Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces;
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects;
- Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics;
- Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents;
- Perform technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment;
- Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications;
- Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways
Program DetailsMore details
2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.
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