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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 transportation 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 machine 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 of the course. 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.
(MATV20) Students will learn an introduction to: technical drawing interpretation, hand tools, layout techniques, drill press operation, bandsaw operation, precision measurement, lathe operation, quality control and computer numerical control (CNC) programming, set-up operation and more.
(MATV30) 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. 4 Credits
(MATV40) 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 this year. Time is taken to prepare students for their transition from high school to work or post secondary education. 4 Credits
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.
For more information about the Machining Technology program at Tec-Voc, please contact:
• MR. V. HALLDORSON (Machine Technology Instructor/Journeyman Machinist)
• MR. R. THOMSON (Machining Technology Instructor/Journeyman Machinist)