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By definition, a Machinist is a skilled person who can manufacture components from technical drawings using precision measuring tools and a variety of machining tools. All aspects of society today depend on Machinists working in machine shops. All ransportation is dependent on skilled Machinists. Consumer goods require Machinists to create plastic injection moulds and to build machines to manufacture consumer goods. When a part on something breaks or wears out a Machinist can build another. Machining Technology at Tec-Voc is a manufacturing environment where students create a wide variety of parts usually from metal. You learn to use different machines and hand tools to shape metals into precision working parts while having fun! Students machine different projects for each course which they take home at the end. Tec-Voc Machinists compete in the Skills Competition every year and there are always opportunities to work with other Tec-Voc classes and even other schools.
Grade 10 (2 Credits) MT000V20
Students will learn an introduction to technical drawing interpretation, hand tools, layout techniques, drill press operation, band saw operation, precision measurement, lathe operation, quality control and computer numerical control (CNC) programming, set-up operation and more.
Grade 11 (4 Credits) MT000V30
Students will learn safety, advanced technical drawing interpretation, advanced lathe operation, introduction to milling machines, advanced quality control and advanced CNC programming set up, operation and more.
Grade 12 (4 Credits) MT000V40
Students will have the opportunity to improve their skills on all machine shop equipment as well as advanced milling operation, expert advanced lathe operation, expert advanced CNC programming, set-up and operation. There is also opportunity for work experience during the year. Time is taken to prepare students for their transition from high school to work or post secondary education.
Machining Technology Opportunities
Students interested in Machining Technology once educated in this field, can find employment in the following areas:
• Tool Maker
• CNC Programmer
• CNC Operator
• Aerospace Manufacturing
• Laser Machine Operator
• Quality Control Inspector
• Bus Manufacturing
• Farm Machinery Manufacturing
• Machine Tools Sales
• Machine Tool Service
Also, Machining Technology is a program that can be very helpful for the students pursuing a post secondary education in the fields of Engineering, Mechanical Drafting, Aerospace, Welding, Automotive Fabrication and more.
Interested in Apprenticeship? Any student who successfully completes this program with a passing grade of 70% or more, and registers as an apprentice within one year of having completed this program will be granted a credit for Level 1 Machinist of the apprenticeship program.