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The shortest route to apprenticeship — and to a career in tool and die.
Earn a credential that employers respect
Students go a long way in just 30 weeks, learning the most current practices in precision machining while earning a credential that employers respect.
Industry-standard facilities and equipment
Sheridan's unsurpassed tool and die training facilities feature the most current, sophisticated machinery, including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment – the same industry-standard equipment you'll use in the workplace.
Your Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker certificate may qualify you to progress into the more advanced program, Mechanical Technician – Tool Making. You must successfully complete the certificate program to be eligible to transfer to the diploma apprenticeship program. You may also choose to continue your education in related Technician and Technology diploma programs at Sheridan.
The emergence of new technologies and industries hasn't lowered the demand for workers in traditional trades such as tool and die making and general machining. But skilled trades people do require new skills for the 21st century – and the Sheridan Mechanical Techniques–Tool and Die program prepares students for that challenge.
Students also learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation, and communicate effectively on the job. Sheridan’s instructors have years of experience as practicing tool and die makers and general machinists. They’ll serve as mentors and career coaches long after you've graduated.
Advanced standing will be granted for equivalent courses.
Explore your future classroom
As a student in our Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker program you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Want a sneak preview? 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 CADD13865 Concepts and Mechanical Applications 3 MATH22350 Trade Calculations 2 3 CNCM14579 CNC Manual Part Programming 3 ENGI24310 Trade Blue Print Reading 2 3 General Education Course (Open) 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).
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
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.
Graduates of Sheridan’s Mechanical Techniques–Tool and Die Maker program are in high demand as apprentices and employees in precision metal machining occupations.
Here are some sample job titles for graduates of this program:
- Tool & Die Maker
- CNC Machinist
- Communications for the Trades
- General Machinist
- Industrial Mechanics (Millwright)
- Machine Tool Builder and Integrator
- Mould Maker
- Pattern Maker
- Tool /Tooling Maker
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Contribute to the application of 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.
- Support sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
- Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
- Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
- Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
- Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components.
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 Certificate
Full-time 1 year Program code: PMTTD
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A wealth of career possibilities
Tool and die makers are trained to work in a variety of industries — automotive, aircraft, plastics, telecommunications and many more. Learn in our state-of-the art training facilities and get the theory and practice to master the fundamentals of tool and die making.
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