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General Machinist - APPRENTICESHIP

Available at: Kingston


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 0182
Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 0183
Level 3 Apprenticeship Program Code 0184

The General Machinist programs offered at St. Lawrence College include the in-school training of the General Machinist Apprenticeship as defined by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. 

The General Machinist Apprenticeship program covers the theory and techniques required to allow the apprentice to produce machined parts used in new products and for machinery in industrial plants. Apprentices learn related theory and develop skills on a variety of machine tools, including computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. 





Current Grant Opportunities

 This program is considered a Red Seal trade (see ). Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000, which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

 As per the Service Canada website, registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) in one of the Red Seal trades can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. And, registered apprentices who have completed their training and become a certified journeyperson in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. For more information visit

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Program Name

General Machinist - APPRENTICESHIP

Program Code



Certificate of Qualification (C. of Q.)

Start Dates

See Additional Info

Program Duration

Day Release Delivery format (2.5 days/week)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

The apprentice will be required to pay classroom and administrative fees.
Please contact the Skilled Trades Office 613-544-5400, ext. 1376 or toll-free 1-866-826-3338.

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit "Paying for College".

Program Outline 2018-19

MACH 20 Machine Shop Theory Basic
MACH 23 Machine Shop Practice Basic
MACH 26 Blueprint Reading Basic
MACH 32 Trade Calculations Basic

MACH 21 Machine Shop Theory - Intermediate
MACH 24 Machine Shop Practice - Intermediate
MACH 27 Blueprint Reading - Intermediate
MACH 33 Trade Calculations - Intermediate

MACH 22 Machine Shop Theory - Advanced
MACH 25 Machine Shop Practice - Advanced
MACH 28 Blueprint Reading - Advanced
MACH 34 Trade Calculations - Advanced

Admission Requirements

For all three levels of training the apprentice must be: 

  • sponsored by an employer;
  • registered with the Ministry Advanced Education and Skills Development; 
  • registered with the Ontario College of Trades.


Health Requirements

Not applicable

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


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    Sultan Kittaneh

    Program Contact

    Aidan Wornes

    Admissions Information

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    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    Program length is 34 weeks with one 7-hour day per week in-school for each of the three levels of study (basic, intermediate, and advanced). The apprentice will work on the job for the other 4 days per week. To complete the in-school and on-the-job training usually takes about four years.

     FOR START DATES contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities in your area.


    135 North Front St
    Belleville, Ontario, 
    K8P 3B5
    Tel: 613-968-5558 
    or 1-800-953-6885 
    Fax: 613-968-2364


    132 Second Street East, Suite 202,
    Cornwall, Ontario,
    K6H 1Y4
    Tel: 613-938-9702
    or 1-877-668-6604
    Fax: 613-938-6627


    299 Concession Street, Suite 201,
    Kingston, Ontario,
    K7K 2B9
    Tel: 613-548-1151
    or 1-866-973-4043
    Fax: 613-548-4120


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