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The fast route to apprenticeship – and to a career in tool making.
In this four-semester program, you'll receive both classroom and lab/workshop instruction at our state-of-the-art tool making facility. After the third semester, you may have the opportunity for on-the-job training, where you'll develop in-depth tool making skills and can potentially secure up to 2,000 hours of experience towards your apprenticeship.
Graduate with a diploma and apprenticeship exemption
When you graduate from this program, you'll receive an Ontario College Mechanical Technician diploma. You may also get credit for levels 1 and 2 of your apprenticeship in-school training requirements as part of this program. This would give you a great advantage as you work towards your apprenticeship.
21st-century tool making
During the classroom and lab/workshop components of the program, you'll work with 21st-century tool making technology and equipment while becoming skilled in:
- Precision Machining
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming
- Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
Sheridan's instructors are industry professionals, with many years of experience as both teachers and as practicing tool makers. Their knowledge and expertise will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom, labs/workshop and on the job.
One-year certificate option
You may choose to graduate after successfully completing the first two academic semesters. If you choose this option, you'll receive the Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker Ontario College Certificate.
Explore your future classroom
As a student in our Mechanical Technician – Tool Making program you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Curious to see what that looks like? Take a virtual tour of our Millwright Lab and our Machine Shop Lab.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI11044 Precision Machining 1a 6 ENGI14998 Precision Machining 1b 6 ENGI18634 Manufacturing Trade Safety 3 MATH14207 Trade Calculations 1 3 APPL19402 Computer Applications 3 PMTC91002 Trade Blue Print Reading 1 3 COMM15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3 Total: 27
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI19207 Precision Machining 2 13 CADD13685 Concepts and Mechanical Application 3 MATH22350 Trade Calculations 2 3 CNCM14579 CNC Manual Part Programming 3 ENGI24310 Trade Blue Print Reading 2 3 Cross College General Elective 3 Total: 28
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI10408 Tool Making 10 MATH20036 Trade Calculations 3 3 CNCM10146 CNC Set-up and Machining 3 CNCM15738 CNC Computerized Programming 3 ENGI21486 Fluid Power 3 Cross College General Elective 3 Total: 25
CODE TITLE CREDITS Work Placement – Minimum 2,000 hours
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI10009 Advanced Tool Making 15 CADD23223 Parametric Solid Modelling for Machining Trades 4 ENGI54635 Quality Assurance Metrology 3 CNCM17545 Cutter Paths and 3D Models 3 BUSM14998G Entrepreneurism Concepts, Trends and Challenges 3 Total: 28
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Here are some sample job titles for this program:
- CNC Machinist
- General Machinist
- Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
- Machine Tool Builder and Integrator
- Mould Maker
- Pattern Maker
- Tool and Die Maker
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.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$5,139.69
Fees for International students$17,980.69
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Ontario College Diploma
Full-time 2 years Program code: PMTTM
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