Mechanical Technician - CAD/CAM - Fast Track
Mechanical Technician - CAD/CAM - FAST TRACK Header
  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma (delivered in less than 1 year)
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
CAD/CAM mechanical technicians decide how a product is to be manufactured, what types of machines are to be used, and the machining sequence required to manufacture components to industrial standards. This program prepares graduates to become Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) specialists, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programmers, General Machinist/CNC, quality control persons or CMM operators in the mouldmaking, tool and die, jig and fixture, and machine tool construction industries.

This program targets students who are critical thinkers and able to solve problems. They need mechanical aptitude with the ability to work independently, or as a member of a small team. Although CAM is the main focus of this program, a robust series of CAD courses is included to maximize the success of the student which offers them a competitive edge for employment.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Offers advanced levels of training in the use of engineering workstations using fully integrated software.
  • Exceptional on-site training centre in the Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing.
  • State-of-the-art equipment.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates find excellent job opportunities as CNC operators/programmers, CMM operators, CAD designers, quality control persons and apprentices in the manufacturing industries that support the aerospace, construction, consumer products, dental, forestry, mining and telecommunications sectors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T867

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
CAM102
5
CNC Machining Practice I
CAM105
6
CNC Machining Theory
CAM307
6
CAD Modeling/PC CAD I
MET406
4
Process Engineering I
CAM103
3

Blueprint and Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing

Semester 2
CAM207
7
CAM 2 Advanced Machining Theory
CAM310
7
CAM 1 Basic Machining
CAM206
6
CAD Modeling II
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
CAM205
2
Advanced Inspection
CAM201
2
Quality Processes

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
CAM305
5
CAM 2 Advanced Machining Practice
CAM312
8
CAM - Project Manufacturing
CAM404
4
CAM 3 Specialized Machining Theory
CAM303
1
Manufacturing Trends
CAM409
4

CNC Manufacturing Theory
- Mould/Tool & Die
PSE445G
3
Industrial Environmental Awareness