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Precision Machining / Millwright

Precision Machining / Millwright Concentrated OYAP is a program specifically designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school directly into their post-secondary General Machinist, Tool & Die Maker, Millwright / Industrial Mechanic apprenticeship. The Precision Machining / Millwright Concentrated OYAP program is a pre apprenticeship program that delivers the common core curriculum for the precision metal trades as well as the Ontario curriculum.

This program can also be taken as an OYAP/SHSM. For more information on the SHSM Manufacturing, please go to the Manufacturing SHSM program.

The course includes project driven assignments focused on and theoretical components for the safe and proper use of: machine tools such as lathe, horizontal and vertical mills, Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) plasma arc cutting, radial arm drill, surface grinder, arc, stick, TIG and MIG welding. Other components of this course include blueprint reading, metallurgy, trade calculations and precision measurement (working within specified tolerances).

The Precision Machining / Millwright Concentrated OYAP Program follows the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Curriculum guidelines for the Precision Machining and Tooling Trades. Similar Apprenticeship Preparation Certificate programs are also offered at local community colleges, and private Technical Training Centres can cost between $2,500 and $9,000.



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Curriculum Information


 Dave Hammel

MM Robinson High School,


905 335-5588 

  2-3 Manufacturing credits each semester +1 optional credit _ min. 2 coop credits  8:30 am - 1:00 pm co-op available (class times are subject to change)