Introduction to Tool Making

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:

160 hours

Program Duration:

2.5 months / 3 modules per day

Course Description

The Introduction to Tool Making program is an 11 week online program designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge required for work as entry-level tool makers.

This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace tool makers attain mastery of the art of creating aerospace tooling.

Entry-level tool makers analyze specifications, layout metal stock, set up and operate machine tools and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures and gauges.

Learning Objectives

Students considering this program should work with an employer partner to secure an apprenticeship prior to enrolling.

  • Tool Essentials in Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Fastener Basics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Drawings
  • Measurement Tools for Manufacturing
  • Math Foundations
  • Workplace Safety Awareness
  • Career Building Skills
  • Tooling Capstone Project


Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or equivalent

Hiring Industries

  • Air transport
  • Aircraft and parts manufacturing
  • Guided missiles, space vehicles, and parts
  • Satellite communications
  • Search, detection, and navigation guidance

Job Placement Support

Please contact us for information about our job placement support services.


Median: $26.90/hour The salary for this position ranges from $15 to 36 per hour.

Program Fee

$3,200.00Price quoted is per person and does not include GST. Subject to change without notice.

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