This red seal program is designed to train individuals in the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to set up and operate precision metal cutting and grinding machines such as lathes, milling machines, drills, shapers, boring mills and grinders. A variety of equipment is used to manufacture, install, operate, adjust and repair machine tools and other machines in common use. Duties of a machinist include: study specifications, charts, drawings or sample parts to determine the machining operating to be performed, calculate dimensions and tolerances, and prepare working sketches if necessary, set up and operate tools, which may be computer numerically controlled, to perform precision machining operations. Work could either be in job shops or production jobs. In job shops, you will make a wide variety of repair parts for different types of machinery and industrial equipment in different situations. In production shops, you will produce parts using mass production methods including CNC machining and other tools.
- Demonstrate safe work practices and personal protection.
- Interpret specifications, charts, drawings or sample parts to determine the machining operation required.
- Select workplace materials.
- Calculate dimensions and tolerances, and prepare sketches if necessary.
- Set up and operate tools.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate
3. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
4. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
5. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
- Machine shops
- Pulp and Paper
- Private shops