Mechanical Technician – Manufacturing / Machining

Imagine a world without machines. We would have less of everything … clothes, gadgets, you name it! In the manufacturing industry, a mechanical technician produces parts for a product using a variety of automated machining tools.

Working in the College’s manufacturing and machining facilities on modern, industry-standard equipment, you’ll develop the hands-on skills and problem-solving and data analysis ability to be a valuable member of maintenance and production crews in any type of industry.

In the hands-on lab classes, you will set up and program Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment to manufacture components from concept to finished product, including using CAD and CAM systems to create detailed drawings and develop tool paths required to complete the machining process.

You have the option to start your apprenticeship and will also have unique opportunities to put your skills into practice by working on real community and applied research projects.

Optional Paid Co-op

Our program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study. During this work-integrated learning experience, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, giving you industry training that you can showcase to potential employers when you graduate.

You will be required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help you develop an industry-specific résumé and effective interviewing skills. Cambrian’s Career Centre will support you through this process and will also help you to source and apply for placement opportunities.

International students: Study permits prohibit international students from participating in optional co-ops. However, if you are an international student and are interested in work-integrated learning opportunities, visit Cambrian’s Career Centre to discuss available options with a co-op advisor. Opportunities may include volunteer positions or part-time or full-time jobs during academic breaks and/or during the academic year.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Machinist
  • CNC programmer
  • Tool and die maker
  • Mold maker
  • Machine operator
  • CNC machinist
  • 3D drafter/designer

60% of the program is hands-on training using modern, industry-standard equipment in the College's manufacturing and machining lab to take projects from concept to finished product.

Plan your future

Program starts

Winter 2020

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time

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