Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Technician

General

Program Description

The machines that build our economy and help businesses thrive don't make themselves. They don't fix themselves and they certainly don't run themselves. If a career in the manufacturing sector excites you, and you're looking for an opportunity to gain hands-on experience while studying, the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) program is for you. By choosing the Co-op stream of the program, you'll gain real-world experience with two paid work terms, learning how to keep the economy running.

Once in the manufacturing technician course, your technical skills will be put to the test, learning and enhancing your skill-set for the modern manufacturing sector. You'll begin the CNC machine operator course by examining the finer points of numerically controlled machine programming, tool design, production planning, statistical process control, value engineering, advanced machining, and maintenance engineering throughout the manufacturing industry. You'll be trained on cutting-edge numerically controlled CNC and CAD/CAM equipment, giving you an advantage in the workforce once you graduate. In the pursuit of your manufacturing technician certification, you'll also be trained to evolve your skills alongside the always changing manufacturing sector – an opportunity for lifelong learning.

This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.

After graduation:

Upon graduation from the CNC machine operator course, you'll be ready for work as a technical analyst, project engineering technician, AutoCAD designer or CNC machine operator. Or, you might pursue a career in research and development, sales, or construction equipment inspection and maintenance.

Other Information

  • Graduates of the two-year Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma program may apply to Level 5 of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Co-op) program to complete the requirements for an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Students wishing to continue into the Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Co-op) program must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
  • This program will be delivered over two years, which includes four academic levels and two 4-month co-op terms.
  • A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.

Co-operative Education

In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.

This is a two-year Co-operative Education program. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Diploma.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze and solve routine technical problems* related to manufacturing environments through the application of engineering principles.*
  2. Conduct routine analysis* of components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles* and practices.*
  3. Interpret and prepare graphics* and other technical documents* to appropriate engineering standards.
  4. Use computer hardware and software to support the engineering environment.
  5. Apply knowledge of manufacturing materials, operations, and processes to support the production of components.
  6. Apply knowledge of machinery, tools and other equipment to manufacture and assemble components.
  7. Conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures as required.
  8. Recognize the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of manufacturing projects.
  9. Use and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems.
  10. Contribute to the implementation of a manufacturing project.
  11. Develop strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • WRIT-1039 Reason & Writing 1-Technology
  • LAWS-1038 Law, Ethics & Occupational H&S
  • ENGR-1024 Engineering Graphics
  • MATH-1185 Math 1
  • MACH-1154 Machining 1
  • WELD-1054 Welding

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • PSYC-1027 Human Relations
  • MACH-3056Machining 2/Intro to CNC Processes
  • MATH-1186 Engineering Fundamentals
  • MATS-1026 Materials Engineering
  • ENGR-1025 Engineering Design 1
  • METH-1044 Quality Assurance 1
  • COOP-1020 Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • MGMT-1007 Project Management
  • MECH-1104 Robotics & Automation Fundamentals
  • ENGR-3015 Engineering Design 2
  • METH-3023 Quality Assurance 2
  • ELEC-1127 Electrical Devices & Instrumentation
  • MACH-3057CNC Applications & Intro to CAD/CAM

Level 4

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • CADD-3032 CAD/CAM Apps & Automated Processes
  • ENGR-5012 Engineering Design 3
  • MECH-3038 Fluid Power Machine Control
  • MGMT-3074 Capstone Project Technician
  • COMM-3069 Technical Communication for Technicians
  • WELD-5007 Manufacturing Processes & Welding-Adv

General Education - Electives

  • Take 3 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Level 4

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:
    • Mathematics one of:
      • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
      • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
      • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
      • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
      • Grade 11 Functions (U)
      • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)

or

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

or

  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate

or

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and:
    • Mathematics one of:
      • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
      • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C)
      • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
      • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
      • Grade 11 Functions (U)
      • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)

or

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

Note:
*Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) preferred.
Applicants who lack the required Mathematics course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 and Grade 12 Hospitality and Tourism (C)
  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Entrepreneurship (C) or (O)
  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Post-Admission Requirements

  • Valid Safe Food Handlers Certificate
  • Smart Serve Certificate
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • AED Training
  • OTEC Certification
  • PGA of Canada Community Golf Coach Certification
  • CSCM Student Membership

Career Opportunities

The placement record is good. The graduate technician will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to enable him/her to function as a junior analyst in numerical control programming, tool design, basic production tooling, and process planning, manage SPC methods, undertake cost reduction studies, provide value analysis assistance, work on production equipment maintenance methods and many other careers in the manufacturing industry.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 international students from 97 different countries. Read less
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