4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Program and course delivery

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format with some courses available in Seneca's flexible delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements. For courses offered in the flexible delivery format, professors use innovative learning spaces and technology to teach students in a classroom or lab and broadcast in real time to students attending remotely. In flexible courses, students have the choice of coming on campus or learning online.

About the Program

In this two-year diploma program, you will learn to use the latest computer software to assist in the manufacturing of production tools. You will learn and gain valuable skills in conventional manufacturing technologies, computer production and design along with prototyping techniques and quality control. You will have the opportunity to experience the practical production considerations of tool design as you gain experience in a fully equipped machining lab.

This program shares a common first semester with Mechanical Techniques (Tool & Die/Mould Making).

Computer Requirements

  • operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit
  • processor: 3.3 GHz (or faster)
  • memory: 16 GB (or larger)
  • solid-state drive: 128 GB (or larger)
  • second display screen (recommended)


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Machining techniques
  • Mastercam
  • 3D printing and prototyping
  • Co-ordinate measuring machine programming
  • Quality assurance and inspection
  • Die design
  • Jig and fixture design
  • Mould design

Your Career

Graduates of the program can explore the following career options:

  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Production tools designer
  • General machinist
  • Tool designer
  • SolidWorks designer
  • Programmable logic controller programmer

Student Works and Experiences

Success Story

Fabrizio and Stefano Bininati

"We apply so much of what we learned at Seneca on these projects; we work with conventional machines such as mills and lathes to make parts and to fix gear, but we also use the design and manufacturing principles we learned to create our custom projects on set."

Fabrizio and Stefano Beninati
Mechanical Engineering Technician (Tool Design)

Read Beninatis' success story

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