Mechanical Techniques - CNC Programming
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
As a student of Mechanical Techniques - CNC Programming, you’ll benefit from a curriculum built on hands–on learning. You’ll spend a large portion of your time working in a practical setting, becoming proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, with emphasis on practical machining techniques. You’ll be introduced to modern manufacturing processes including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming, Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) and Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) software. This computer training will enhance your ability to set up and produce pieces in accordance with engineering drawing specifications.
Areas of Study
You’ll study subjects that relate to and support the theory and practical aspects of metal machining. Areas of focus include metallurgy, mathematics, computer application software, machine theory and practice, measuring instruments, drafting and process planning.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
- OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).
- Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.
There is a critical need for skilled Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programmers and operators in Ontario. After successfully completing this course, you will be well prepared for entry–level positions in a modern precision manufacturing environment.
Important Academic Dates
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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.
|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CNC101||Computer Numerical Control||2|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CAM204||Computer Assisted-Manufacturing and Design (CAM/CAD)||6|
|CNC204||CNC Manual Programming||9|
|MTH201||Technical Mathematics I||2|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Computer Numerical Control|
|Shop Machining Theory|
|Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Assisted Design (CAD)|
|Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Manual Programming|
|Technical Mathematics I|
|General Education Option|
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|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Ida Yee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
|Program Coordinator:||Romel Cipriani
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 44361
|Program Chair:||Ken Ellis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Students Fabrizio and Brian discuss the options available to graduates of the programs at Seneca College's Centre for Advanced Technologies - Jane Campus. Video
Learn more about the state-of-the-art equipment used at the Centre:
Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
This machine can measure to 1/10 of a thousandth-of-an-inch. Video
Stereo Lithography Machine
Program Co-ordinator Romel Cipriani talks about this "printer" that creates three dimensional objects. Video
White Light Scanner
Fabrizio and Program Co-ordinator Romel Cipriani Scanning explain how the scanner turns objects into computer files. Video
Wire Electrical Discharge Machine
Program Co-ordinator Romel Cipriani explains how steel is cut with a wire. Video