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Tool and Die and Mould Maker Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Tool and Die or Mould Maker

Tool and die programs at Ontario colleges prepare students for the rigorous demands of a career in the mould making and tool and die industry. Professionals in the field have the ability to adapt to a number of tasks, thanks to extensive training in machining, CNC machining and CNC programming, as well as time spent operating the many precise and complex tools of the trade.

If you want to take an education in mechanics or machining to one of its most advanced levels as a tool and die maker, here’s what you need to know. More

Tool and Die Courses

Ontario college tool and die programs are offered as two-year diploma programs or as one-year certificate programs to build on prior training or to prepare for apprenticeship.

Courses will cover a wide range of technical knowledge, including mathematics, calculation study and blueprint reading. Skills developed will include machine operation, metal forming, CNC programming and tool and die manufacturing.

Hands-on shop work will give students a chance to use CAD and CAM technology, as well as to practice their skills. Some programs also offer a co-op term to give students real-world experience.

General Tool and Die Program Requirements

Entry-level tool and die programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a grade 12 English credit. A senior mathematics course may also be required, depending on the institution.

Graduate studies programs will require completion of a certificate program in the mechanical field.

Note: Tool and die graduates are eligible for apprenticeship in the field after registering with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Tool and Die Jobs and Salaries

Tool and die workers find jobs in the mining, manufacturing and automotive industries, both in shops and in research and development labs. Positions include (but are not limited to):

  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Mould Makers / Pattern Makers
  • Machinists
  • Industrial Mechanics / Millwrights
  • CNC Machinists / Programmers

Salaries in the field are high, due to industry demand and the high level of expertise required. Average starting salaries are around $35,000, and licensed tool and die makers can expect salaries of $50,000 or more a year in positions requiring a higher experience level.

Ontario Colleges Offering Tool and Die Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of tool and die programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Mechanical Engineering Technician - Tool Design SENECA JANE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Engineering Technician - Tool Design


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: MATD
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Technician - Cnc and Precision Machining GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Mechanical Technician - Cnc and Precision Machining


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T173
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Technician - Cnc And Precision Machining GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Technician - Cnc And Precision Machining


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T173
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

If You Enrol In This Program In January You Are Required To Complete Semester 2 In The Summer (May To August) Of The Same Year In Order To Continue Into Semester 3 In The Fall.

Show details Mechanical Technician - Cnc And Precision Machining GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Mechanical Technician - Cnc And Precision Machining


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T173
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

If You Enrol In This Program In January You Are Required To Complete Semester 2 In The Summer (May To August) Of The Same Year In Order To Continue Into Semester 3 In The Fall.

Show details Mechanical Technician - Tool And Die FANSHAWE ST THOMAS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Technician - Tool And Die


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TDI1S
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die / Tool Maker (Co-Op) CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die / Tool Maker (Co-Op)


  • Program Length: 2 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1135C
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Technician - Tool Making SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Technician - Tool Making


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PMTTM
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Technician - Tool Making SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Mechanical Technician - Tool Making


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PMTTM
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Technician - Tool Making SHERIDAN SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE OAKVILE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Mechanical Technician - Tool Making


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PMTTM
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Techniques (Tool And Die / Mould Making) SENECA JANE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Techniques (Tool And Die / Mould Making)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: MATT
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Mechanical Techniques - Tool And Die Maker SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Mechanical Techniques - Tool And Die Maker


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PMTTD
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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