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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker

The shortest route to apprenticeship — and to a career in tool and die.

A wealth of career possibilities

Tool and die makers are trained to work in a variety of industries — automotive, aircraft, plastics, telecommunications and many more. Learn in our state-of-the art training facilities and get the theory and practice to master the fundamentals of tool and die making.

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Our program provides top-notch preparation for apprenticeship and employment in precision machining and tooling.

Earn a credential that employers respect

Students go a long way in just 30 weeks, learning the most current practices in precision machining while earning a credential that employers respect.

Industry-standard facilities and equipment

Sheridan's unsurpassed tool and die training facilities feature the most current, sophisticated machinery, including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment – the same industry-standard equipment you'll use in the workplace.

Transfer opportunities

Your Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker certificate may qualify you to progress into the more advanced program, Mechanical Technician – Tool Making. You must successfully complete the certificate program to be eligible to transfer to the diploma apprenticeship program. You may also choose to continue your education in related Technician and Technology diploma programs at Sheridan.

Additional information

The emergence of new technologies and industries hasn't lowered the demand for workers in traditional trades such as tool and die making and general machining. But skilled trades people do require new skills for the 21st century – and the Sheridan Mechanical Techniques–Tool and Die program prepares students for that challenge.

Students also learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation, and communicate effectively on the job. Sheridan’s instructors have years of experience as practicing tool and die makers and general machinists. They’ll serve as mentors and career coaches long after you've graduated.

Advanced standing will be granted for equivalent courses.

Campus location change: New Skilled Trades Centre in Brampton

Our Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker program courses are now held at the Skilled Trades Centre at Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.

The new facilities integrate students into the Davis Campus environment, which includes larger workshops, classrooms, improved services such as food outlets and an on-campus residence.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Certificate

    • Full-Time
    • 1 yr (2 semesters)
    • Program code: PMTTD