CAD/CAM 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 Designers (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) specialists, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) programmers, General Machinist/CNC, quality control persons or CMM operators in the mould making, tool and die, jig and fixture, and machine tool construction industries. This program is perfect for students who are critical thinkers and able to solve problems. Students 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 are included to maximize the success of the student which offers them a competitive edge for employment.
- 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.
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.
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.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Mechanical Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTUC Code 55300)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Apply sustainability* best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies* to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
- Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
- Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
- Perform technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.