PREMF-CT Precision Metal Machining

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Overview

  • One-year Certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

Description
Precision Metal Machining is a pre-employment program designed for students wishing to:

  • Pursue an apprenticeship career path as a machinist
  • Enter the workforce as a CNC operator

Graduates will be competent in the following:

  • Applying safe and correct practices when handling tools and equipment
  • Setting up and safely operating manual milling machines, lathes, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and turning centers
  • Interpreting engineering drawings
  • Applying geometric dimensioning to verify component parts
  • Using basic Computer Aided Design (CAD) software

Studies consist of theory and practical training.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English (English Transactional Focus 40S is recommended)
      • Grade 12 Math
      • Science is not required, but is recommended
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Grade 11
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in Grade 11, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 11 English
      • Grade 11 Math
      • Science is not required, but is recommended
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

Who Should Enrol?

Students considering this program should have an interest in mechanical equipment and enjoy putting things together. Good eyesight (with corrected vision if required), manual dexterity, and physical fitness (including the ability to stand for extended periods) are necessary as well. Students with physical disabilities, when considering application to this program, should contact the College to have a personal assessment.

If you want to influence how things in your world are made, then precision metal machining is for you!

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,419.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$600.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$16,709.00

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8787
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8787
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.04.53.5
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.06.56.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20181921

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
CNTC-1069Science 1
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This course introduces students to the basic concepts of trade science. Students will learn about pure metals and alloys (focusing on steel and sheet metal), heat treatment methods and its effect on metals, and solving shop problems involving physical science principles including force, stress, horsepower, and efficiency.

CNTC-1081Interpreting Engineering Drawings
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In this course, students will be provided with an understanding of trade-related print reading skills and will learn to correctly calculate and interpret information from production drawings. Conventional drafting and sketching techniques, object representation, and symbol applications as they relate to the interpretation and understanding of working drawings and specifications will be covered.

COMM-1275Communication
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Clear and effective written and oral communication is essential for ensuring safety, quality production and operating efficiency in the technical field. Students will learn strategies and techniques to enable them to demonstrate effective communication for defined audiences and purposes. Digital skills will be incorporated, as will a brief overview on portfolio development.

COMM-2119Communications Skills 2
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Clear and effective written communication is essential for ensuring safety, quality production, and operating efficiency in the technical field. This course will provide the content to present instructions and procedures clearly and concisely. As well, this course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively with potential employers.

MANU-1018CNC Theory
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In this course, students will learn the theory underpinning set-up, operation, and basic programming to the level of a CNC machine operator. Topics include safety, measuring tools, machines and applications, axis recognition, basic CNC programming, and data input.

MANU-1019CNC Practical
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In this course, students will be exposed to basic manual programming. Students will set-up and operate CNC machining and turning centers.

MANU-1021Dimensional Metrology and GD&T
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This course focuses on measuring and gauging geometric tolerances - the fundamentals of dimensional metrology. Students will learn to identify appropriate features on various parts and how they are related, in addition to learning the basic skills of using inspection tools and equipment required to perform basic open set-ups on a variety of parts that are typical of what is found in industry. Students will apply principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to the inspection and manufacturing processes following the ANSI Y14.5 M-1982 Standard. As well, students will inspect various parts using proper quality control methods. The methodology for proper verification, safe and proper use of lab equipment and facilities, and final report format will be modeled.

MANU-1022Basic Machining Theory
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This course will introduce and equip students with the basic theoretical knowledge underpinning the practical application of skills in operating various basic machine shop equipment - from bench work, grinder, lathe, milling machine, measuring tools, cut-off saws, and contour band saws, through to drilling machines.

MANU-1024CAD Fundamentals
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This course introduces students to solid modelling using Solid Edge, and the fundamental knowledge required to generate engineering drawings of mechanical components. Students will learn how to develop and modify solid models as well as shop drawings.

MANU-1033Basic Machining Practical
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This course will introduce and equip students with the basic practical application of skills in various basic machine shop operations. Students will receive instruction in various machine shop operations and equipment - from benchwork, grinder, lathe, milling machine, measuring tools, cut-off saws and contour band saws, through to drilling machines.

MANU-2002Advanced Machining Theory and Practical
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This course will provide students with the theoretical knowledge underpinning advanced practical application of skills in operating various basic machine shop equipment. Students will have the opportunity to practice advanced machining skills through lathe and mill projects.

MATH-1116Mathematics 1
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This course reviews the four mathematical operations in concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using a calculator and without a calculator. Students also learn to apply principles of conversions using metric and imperial measurements, principles of percent, ratio and proportion and right-angle triangle. Students will be introduced to calculations involving perimeter, area and volume and will learn how to manipulate equations and formulae to solve shop-related problems. In most instances, students will apply mathematical knowledge to solve shop-related problems accurately and independently.

MATH-2119Mathematics 2
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This unit introduces the student to the principles of trade mathematics. It consists of a review of math concepts and continues with computed measure of plane and three-dimensional objects.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

SEMR-9540AC-204 Machinist Theory Level 1 Accreditation
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WELD-1008Gas Welding
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This course is designed to develop the welding knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively perform oxyacetylene welding.

WELD-1010MIG Welding
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This course is designed to develop the welding knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively perform gas metal arc welding (MIG). Students will also be introduced to gas tungsten arc welding (TIG).

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Workers Compensation regulations stipulate that steel toed footwear must be worn in industrial workplaces.  Students are required to obtain and wear appropriate safety footwear in shop areas, both in the College and during industry placements.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Because the forming and production of precision metal parts is fundamental to our economy, the industry is fast-paced and technologically advanced. Consequently, there is an ever-increasing demand for skilled workers. A world of opportunities is available in well paying career positions with fair and competitive compensation packages. Job security in the industry is better than ever, and opportunities exist to grow and keep pace with new technologies. Career planning could include:

  • Entry-level machine operator
  • Senior machine operator/setter
  • Supervisory positions
  • Quality assurance/inspection
  • Production planning
  • Engineering, product development and research
  • Operations manager
  • CNC programming
  • Technical service and training

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

Rob Ataman
Program Co-ordinator
204-632-2066
E-mail: rataman@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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