General Machinist

Full-Time

Course List

Basic

GMA-1006: Applied Trade Practices I

The student will be presented with the information to ensure personal safety and the safety of others in a machine shop setting. Common workplace hazards, basic safe working procedures and introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to the student. Theory learned will include basic trade calculations and use of trade specific charts and tables to accomplish introductory machining functions.

GMA-1015: Engineering Drawings and AutoCAD I

Engineering drawings (blueprints) are the foundation of correctly machining a part accurately. The student will learn to describe basic drawing formats and when they are needed. Apprentices will learn the basic fundamentals of drawing blueprints precisely and efficiently. Understanding how to read engineering drawings, the student will use skills taught to properly layout a work piece to be machined. Apprentices will learn how to use a variety of layout tools and instruments to completely layout a work piece. Upon completion of this process, an individual will understand how to approach machining a completed project from start to finish. Students will also learn the basic 2 dimensional (2D) fundamentals of Computer-aided Design (CAD).

GMA-1023: Grinding Techniques

Metallurgy is the science and technology of the properties of metals, their production and purification. The student will be presented with the knowledge to describe the characteristics of metals. Manufacturing processes that are used to produce steel and cast iron will be studied. Identification systems as well as description of shapes and appearance of standard stock materials will be covered. For the surface grinding portion of the course, the student will be able to safely surface grind horizontal, vertical, angular flat surfaces, and grinding parallel surfaces.

GMA-1033: Metrology

Metrology is the science of measuring and checking. The student will describe the fundamentals of dimensional measuring. An apprentice shall describe the operational principles of conventional measuring, checking, and gauging equipment. The student will be required to demonstrate conventional measuring techniques using direct / indirect measuring equipment.

GMA-1044: Benchworking Techniques

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to safely use bench working techniques, tools, and equipment to fit and assemble components. The apprentice will safely use metal cutting saws to cut and shape work pieces. Students are able to safely use drill presses / machines to drill, counter bore, countersink, spot face, de-burr, ream, and tap work pieces.

GMA-1059: Machining

Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate safe working procedures when setting up and operating a conventional lathe. The student will be responsible for operating lathe machine components, controls, and coolant requirements. Set up and use of work holding devices, cutting tools, and tool holders. Apprentices will learn how to develop a plan for turning operations and perform turning. In vertical milling, the apprentice will be able to vertical mill surfaces, shapes, and forms. Other operations that will be performed are to counter bore / spot face holes, and drill holes.

Intermediate

GMA-2005: Applied Trade Practices II

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to solve mathematical problems using the Pythagorean Theorem. By use of trigonometry students will calculate problems involving right angle triangles and circles as they relate to the machine trade. Apprentices will be taught the required calculations and use of charts / tables to produce parts with angles, tapers and accurate measurement of threads.

GMA-2014: Engineering Drawings and AutoCAD II

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe principles of Engineering Drawings including orthographic projections and auxiliary views. Apprentices will use blue prints to describe dimensioned work piece tolerances, allowances and symbols. Students will demonstrate drafting procedures for revolved, removed, partial and broken-out sectional views. Students will be taught to apply the principles of Engineering Drawings learned to develop a plan for machining finished components. Apprentices will receive an introduction to the features, elements and types of gears, cams, and bearings. Students will build on the knowledge of 2 dimensional (2D) fundamentals of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) that were taught in Basic Level.

GMA-2021: Metallurgy

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe the elements of non-ferrous metals. The apprentice will learn heat-treating and hardness testing of ferrous metal as well as the safety associated with the process.

GMA-2039: Machining II

Upon completion of this course the student is able to demonstrate measuring techniques using inspection and checking gauges. Direct and indirect reading linear measuring equipment will be used as well. The student will learn how to identify symbols and measurements associated with surface roughness. Working in the shop, the apprentice will be able to safely operate conventional lathes and vertical/horizontal milling machines. Lathe skills learned will include drill/bore holes, turn internal/external recesses and grooves, cut tapers/angles, and cut internal/external national screw threads. When operating milling machines apprentices will continue to be taught fundamentals as well as the use of dividing heads and rotary tables using direct, simple and/or angular indexing to complete complex machined parts.

GMA-2043: Cylindrical Grinding

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to safely set-up cylindrical grinding equipment. Apprentices will learn hands on how to precision grind external parallels and tapers on work pieces. The apprentice will be taught how to safely set-up cylindrical grinder accessories and attachments to grind profiles and perform plunge grinding operations.

GMA-2055: CNC Turning

Upon completion of this course the student is able to describe numerically controlled turning centre procedures and demonstrate procedures for entering and verifying CNC programs. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is when the functions and motions of a machining centre are controlled by means of a prepared program containing coded alpha and numeric data.

Advanced

GMA-3004: Applied Trade Practices III

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to solve mathematical problems using the sine law, law of cosines and law of cotangents. By use of trigonometry students will calculate problems involving oblique angled triangles and compound angles as they relate to the machine trade.

GMA-3015: Complex Engineering Drawings and AutoCAD

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. It uses symbols on Engineering Drawings that describe nominal geometry and its allowable variation. Upon completion of this course the student will understand geometric tolerancing symbols and dimensioning as they apply to Engineering Drawings in the machining trade. Students will build on the knowledge of 2 dimensional (2D) fundamentals of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) that were taught in the Intermediate Level.

GMA-3039: Machining III

Upon completion of this course the student is able to demonstrate measuring techniques using inspection and checking equipment. Apprentices will be able to operate an optical comparator for trade specific applications. Working in the shop, the apprentice will be able to safely operate conventional lathes and milling machines. Lathe skills learned will include cutting advanced threads, tool post grinding, and taper cutting. When operating milling machines apprentices will continue to be taught fundamentals as well as the use of milling machine attachments to machine complex geometric shapes.

GMA-3023: Complex Grinding

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe multiple types of heat treating for ferrous materials. Apprentices will learn the characteristics of non-metallic materials as they apply to the machining trade. Complex grinding techniques will enable the student to define the theory and demonstrate procedures for internal grinding and end mill sharpening.

GMA-3046: Machine-Centred CNC Technology

Upon completion of this course the student is able to operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining centres. Apprentices will demonstrate the ability to enter and verify CNC programs. The student will be focused on inputting data to perform linear and circular machining functions.

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Apprenticeship Office

519-541-2444


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