Starting Dates 2021-2022
Starting Dates 2022-2023
The vocational program Machining prepares students to practice the trade of machinist.
The program of study aims to develop the skills necessary to perform trade-related tasks and train individuals capable of interpreting blueprints and solving mathematical problems related to machining with machine tools, manual and automatic programming, and machining simple and complex parts of mass production. Machinists must manufacture, modify, repair, or maintain precision parts using machine tools and equipment that require different work methods.
Machinists set up and operate a variety of conventional machine tools (such as milling machines, lathes, boring machines, grinders, drills) and numerical control machine tools (such as numerical control lathes, machining centres), in addition to programming the latter. Machinists perform quality control of products with measuring instruments as well as related activities before, during and after machining operations. Machined parts may be unique or mass-produced, simple or complex. Machinists work in the manufacturing of metal products, polymer products and other materials, transportation equipment, machinery, aerospace products and parts.
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (GDT) and the specific prerequisites (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
|Language of instruction||Second language||Mathematics|
|ENG-1101-4 ou (ENG-1061-3)||632-106 ou (632-212)||–||–||MTH-2102-3 (2007-2)||563-206 ou (563-212)|
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.
Machinists, also referred to as machining tool operators, set up, program and operate machine tools (lathe, milling machine, boring machine, shears, etc.). They machine, adjust and grind mechanical parts in various types of metals (such as steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel) and verify the dimensions of the machined parts using measuring tools. As part of their duties in the workshop or factory, they may have to perform maintenance on machine tools. It is a meticulous and precise job that requires concentration. A career as a machinist is suitable for people who enjoy working with objects.
|Code||Statement of Competency||Hours||Credits|
|874-101||The Trade and the Training Process||15||1|
|874-112||Occupational Health and Safety||30||2|
|874-123||Manufacturing Processes and Materials||45||3|
|874-147||Interpreting Technical Drawings||105||7|
|874-155||Dimensional and Geometrical Control||75||5|
|874-163||Setting up Machine Tools||45||3|
|874-196||Basic Lathe Operations||90||6|
|874-208||Basic Milling Machine Operations||120||8|
|874-233||Operating a Numerical Control Lathe||45||3|
|874-243||Operating a Machining Centre||45||3|
|874-274||Automatic Lathe Programming||60||4|
|874-286||Automatic Machining Centre Programming||90||6|
|874-297||Machining Using a Numerical Control Lathe||105||7|
|874-308||Machining Using a Machining Centre||120||8|
|874-315||Mass Production on a Numerical Control Lathe||75||5|
|874-326||Mass Production on a Machining Centre||90||6|
|874-338||Entering the Workforce||120||8|
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