Conestoga College

Mechanical Technician - General Machinist

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Doon Campus
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Description:This skills-based program prepares students for entry into the precision machining skilled trade or related career in the manufacturing sector, including apprenticeship. This program includes the study and application of computer-integrated manufacturing applications and will appeal to those who are attracted to modern manufacturing technologies and enjoy working with machines. The program incorporates a number of months of paid co-op education work. This program covers all the learning outcomes for level 1 and level 2 of the related apprenticeship program in Ontario. A graduate of this program may not be required to complete the in-school apprenticeship training or take an exemption exam for levels 1 and 2 should they choose to pursue a general machinist apprenticeship. Due to the placement of co-op work terms, the academic semesters are fall/winter in year 1 and winter/spring in year 2.

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URL:Mechanical Technician - General Machinist at Conestoga College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,901
International: $15,140

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Enrolment #:25
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Machining, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting TradesMachinistsTool and Die MakersSee More...

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status, Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), and Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1420).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 2.5 SWA (65% session weighted average) as well as successful completion of Precision Machining Theory II (MACH1960) and Precision Machining Practice II (MACH1970).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 29, 2018