1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 4040


The Mechanical Techniques - Machine Shop (Machinist) program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the machinist trade.

As a student of this program, you will gain knowledge and hands-on skills with a wide variety of equipment including lathes, milling machines, and grinders, as well as precision measuring instruments to support the production and repair of components in a mechanical environment.

After only one year of study, you`ll earn your Ontario College Certificate in Mechanical Techniques - Machine Shop and be ready for an in-demand skilled trades career.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, and Grade 12 Foundations for College Math (C) MAP4C, or equivalent, or mature student status.

Career Path

The world is looking for a skilled craftsperson like you. Let’s show them what you’re made of.

The 1-year Mechanical Techniques – Machine Shop (Machinist) program will give you the skills needed to produce and repair custom parts for machinery across various industries including automotive, mining and aviation (to name a few).  Graduates of this program can pursue an apprenticeship or continue further education in the trade.

Get hands-on in our advanced labs by industry-trained instructors and participate in extensive training on machining equipment and manual machines.

Gain essential skills in:

  • Operating precision tools including lathes, milling machines and grinders
  • Precision measuring instruments
  • Technical mathematics
  • Manufacturing techniques

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Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Donovan Kennedy, (705) 759-2554 ext. 2581,  donovan.kennedy@saultcollege.ca

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