Mechanical Technician - CAD/CAM | St. Clair College
Program Code: T867
Status: Closed
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Rob Kobielski
519-972-2727 ext. 4464

Program Overview

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.

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.

Career 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.

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
TML118
Shop Practice 1
8
TML122
Shop Theory I
3
CAM104
CAD Design 1
2
MET406
Process Engineering 1
4
CAM103
Blueprint & Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
CAM209
CAD Modeling 1
4
CAM310
CAM 1 - Basic Machining
7
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
CAM205
Advanced Inspection
2
CAM410
CNC Manufacturing Theory-Mould/Tool & Die
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
CAM317
CAM 2 Advanced Machining Practice
8
CAM309
CAM 2 Advance Machining Theory
6
CAM206
CAD Modeling II
6
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
CAM312
CAM - Project Manufacturing
8
CAM400
CAM 3 Specialized Machining Theory
4
CAM403
Manufacturing Trends
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

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

2019-2020 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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Mechanical Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTUC Code 55300)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. Apply sustainability* best practices in workplaces.
  5. Use current and emerging technologies* to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
  6. Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
  7. Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. Perform technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
  9. Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.