Class Descriptions

The curriculum for the Level 1 General Machinist trade program is based upon the on-the-job performance objectives, located in the industry approved training standard and is organized into reportable subjects, such as:

  • Applied Trade Calculations, Charts, and Tables
  • Engineering drawings/CAD Data/Layout Processes
  • Metrology (Measuring and Checking)
  • Drilling, Turning, Vertical Milling

The in-school program focuses primarily on the theoretical knowledge and the essential skills required to support the performance objectives of the Apprenticeship Training Standards.  The practical portion of the in-school program is used to reinforce theoretical knowledge. Skill training is provided on the job.


  • Students should plan well in advance for this option
  • Students should complete all compulsory courses prior to Semester 2 of their final year (eg. schedule ENG4C in semester 1)
  • Students should be in conversation with a coop teacher or potential employer about apprenticeship registration
  • Students are required to an RTA (Registered Trade Agreement) with an employer licensed in the skilled trade


  • A parking pass is provided but students will need to be able to get to the campus on their own
  • All required PPE will be provided


February – April

COOP through student’s home school

May – June

Level 1 Training through Conestoga College


*sample schedule

Campus Information

Doon Campus