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Woodworking Manufacturing Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
Accelerated Delivery:
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

Students who have completed Conestoga's Woodworking Technician program or have equivalent experience in the woodworking industry may be eligible to take this graduate program. Students gain knowledge and applied skills in the areas of work measurement, methods analysis, plant layout and support systems, materials handling, quality control, cost estimating, and manufacturing management techniques such as production planning, scheduling, personnel management, and supervision. An important part of the program focuses on the development of knowledge in computer-integrated manufacturing, numerical control (NC) program processing, and computer applications in areas such as inventory control and costing.

For more information, please visit the Woodworking Centre of Ontario website.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 - Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: January
First-Year Capacity: 10

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Tuition & Fees

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Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills required for positions such as time study analyst, methods analyst, cost estimator, and process planner.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Program Courses

Course Details (0484)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
MGMT1220 Time And Motion Study I: Work Design

Description: This course is a study of methods, time study and wage payment with practical application. Areas of study will include the history and development of motion and time study, operation and flow charts, man and machine relationship, motion study, performance rating, time study requirements, standard time and data and work sampling. Special consideration will be given to the application of industrial engineering practices in the woodworking industry.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3

OPER1140 Planning and Control Systems I

Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to the basics involved in manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems (i.e. the fundamental sub-systems). Material requirements planning, inventory management, capacity management, 'just-in-time', as well as other areas of master production planning, are among the topics introduced in this module.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4

PLAN1010 Woodworking Facilities Planning I

Description: In this course, students will study the principles of process evaluation, and the factors influencing the layout of a woodworking plant. Methods of determining appropriate material handling equipment and support systems, as well as manufacturing equipment selection and justification, will be applied to typical industrial situations. The material studied in this course will be used to develop a full plant planning project to be assigned in Woodworking Facilities Planning II course.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3

WOOD3040 Product Material Testing and Analysis

Description: Students will be given an overview of testing techniques used in evaluation of the strength and durability of woodworking materials and assembled casegoods. The stress factors will be identified as will sources of industry data. Simple testing techniques which can be used to evaluate the specifications of materials such as particle board will be studied.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3

Level 2
HRM1130 Effective Supervision

Description: This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of effective supervision and sound personnel management. Organization and planning are stressed. Methods for the improvement of communications in a one on one situation as well as in a group settings are studied. The superior-subordinate relationship is discussed. Developing employee skills, improving productivity, and performance evaluation methods are covered. Principles of time, stress and career management are provided.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4

MGMT1230 Time And Motion Study II: Work Measurement

Description: Prerequisite: Time and Motion Study I: Work Design Students will study the theory and practice methods for maintaining sound standards, time study for standard data, pre-determined motion-time systems, data development, maintenance and control. A series of exercises of varying complexity will be performed to determine standard times. This data will be applied to typical work place situations such as scheduling, costing, and line balancing. predetermined motion-time standards will be developed and calculations evaluated.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT1220 or MGMT1225

OPER1150 Planning and Control Systems II

Description: Prerequisite: Planning and Control Systems I This course is the compliment to Planning and Control Systems I. The concepts provided are of a 'fine tuning' nature and can lead to the improvement of well functioning basic systems. The emphasis is on enhancements to, and new developments of, the basic MPC system.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: OPER1140 or OPER1145

PLAN1020 Woodworking Facilities Planning II

Description: Woodworking Facilities Planning I This course is a continuation of the material covered in Woodworking Facilities Planning I. The course will include layout planning techniques and the development of manual and computerized models. The requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act will be studied as they relate to facility planning. Given a set of parameters, students will develop a proposal for a complete plant layout including manufacturing and materials handling equipment, as well as other support systems.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PLAN1010

QUAL3030 Quality Control

Description: This course will give the student both a theoretical basis and practical exercises in developing and implementing a quality control program. The student will gain experience with analysis and recording tools, methods of identifying variables, and application of statistical quality control techniques in a woodworking environment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3

Level 99
COMP1465 Access 2007

Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge; experience with database design would be an asset.

This course introduces students to Access 2007, an application that manages data. Students will be exposed to database components, terminology, the creation and use of data-entry forms, queries, reports and switchboards.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3

COMP1477 Excel 2010

Description: This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate spreadsheeting concepts and techniques using Excel 2010. Students will learn how to produce professional workbooks. Emphasis will be placed on: planning and creating spreadsheets using formulas and functions; data analysis; generating graphs; and, linking summarizing and consolidating worksheets.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3

Program Outcomes

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