Mechanical Technician - Precision Skills student looking at a tool in the CNC milling shop at Georgian College

Launch your career in skilled trades as a CNC machinist technician

Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

Be career ready! Experience a state-of-the-art facility. Home to two consecutive Canadian champion CNC machinists at Skills Canada.

Program code MTPS
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

This program provides students with opportunities to acquire precision skills that are in high demand within the advanced manufacturing sector.  Students learn to safely set-up and operate conventional machine tools and other complex machining equipment, such as CNC lathes, mills and accessories. They develop the knowledge and skills to manufacture components, assist with design of jigs and fixtures, tools, moulds and dies and perform troubleshooting to enact repairs on production tooling. Through experiential learning opportunities, students use accurate measuring and testing methods to ensure precision in a variety of manufactured components.   

Intake information

Start date Campus
Summer 2022 Barrie
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program?

Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take in CNC machining?

Your Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills diploma gives you many career opportunities

This program prepares the graduate for the Aerospace, Energy, Mining, and Automotive industries, along with advanced manufacturing facilities. Career path options include CNC Programmers, CNC Set-Up Technicians, Tool and Die Makers, Mould Makers, Millwrights and General Machinists, as well as many other precision manufacturing opportunities. As employees, responsibilities may include design, custom production, maintenance and troubleshooting of complex tooling, moulds, dies and/or related tooling. Demand in Canada for individuals with excellent precision skills is typically high.

Accreditation

Canadian Association for Co-operative Education

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian’s commitment to quality in co-op education.

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Experiential learning opportunities

Experience Georgian: Inside the machine shop

If you like working with your hands, the machine shop is the place for you.

In this video, professor Mike Zacharko and his student Nicholas demonstrate a typical class assignment. Starting with nothing, they inject calculations and creativity into their drawing, mill the metal, and assemble the pieces to produce a toy car. Watch their progress from start to finish.

What courses are included in the Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills diploma program?

Course overview

16 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program outline.

  • CNCT 1013 – CNC Applications 1
  • MATH 1042 – Mathematics for Mechanical Technician
  • TDIE 1001 – Basic Machine Tool Application
  • TDIE 1013 – Basic Machine Tool Theory
  • TDIE 1015 – Interpreting Engineering Drawings
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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