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.

Co-Op Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school).

In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training.

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

Next Session start

January 2019

Future Session start

September 2019

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time
  • Co-op education
  • Apprenticeships

Graduate in 2021*

*Minimum Full time length is 2 years