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Woodworking Technology (Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0804C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This unique co-operative diploma program is delivered at one of the most advanced woodworking training facilities in North America. It is designed to provide students with a theoretical and applied knowledge of the technology and skills involved in the efficient and quality-conscious manufacture of furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork. The co-op delivery mode affords students the opportunity to relate in-school training with real industrial experience.

While the first term is common with Woodworking Technician, students will continue developing practical shop skills in the second year. As well, the program teaches production management and industrial engineering concepts consistent with current technology, such as computer drafting and CNC machining, and industrial finishing.

The final year of the program focuses on the understanding and application of work measurement, methods analysis, plant layout/support systems, materials handling, quality control, cost estimating, manufacturing management techniques, computer integrated manufacturing concepts, computer-aided drafting, NC program processing and other woodworking industry computer applications.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at ww@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 40

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.

Program Requirements

Co-op Eligibility Requirements

Academic Eligibility is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. If this term is also a co-op work term, then work term eligibility will be based on the student's achievement during the preceding academic term. Should a student's academic performance decline considerably during the term just prior to any work term the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.

Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 session GPA (70% average) in Level 1 core (prerequisite) courses in order to participate in the first co-op work term. Minimum one failed or dropped core (prerequisite) courses during the term that occurs two terms prior to the co-op work term.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Woodworking Technology (Co-op) - Program # 0804c

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
Program Services Fee $265.10 $265.10 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $2471.35 $2185.35 $0.00
Year Total     $4656.70
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $0.00 $1420.00 $0.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $265.10 $0.00 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $2471.35 $0.00 $2185.35
Year Total $4536.52     $4656.70
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00 $0.00 $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $262.50 $0.00 $265.10 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2131.21 $286.00 $2185.35 $2185.35
Year Total $4536.52     $4656.70
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 9 (Program Start: 2013-09-03)
Description Spring 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2131.21
Year Total $4547.42

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Woodworking Technology (Co-op) - Program # 0804c


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
Program Services Fee $265.10 $265.10 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $7540.35 $6990.35 $0.00
Year Total     $14530.70

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $0.00 $5850.00 $0.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $265.10 $0.00 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $0.00 $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $7540.35 $0.00 $6990.35
Year Total $14293.52     $14530.70

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $0.00 $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $262.50 $0.00 $265.10 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6877.21 $550.00 $6990.35 $6990.35
Year Total $14293.52     $14530.70

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 9 (Program Start: 2013-09-03)
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6877.21
Year Total $14304.42

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.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates find positions such as time study analysts, methods analysts, cost estimators, process planners, computer draftspersons, and product engineering technologists. Graduates also have potential for supervisory and management positions in the woodworking industry.

100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $33,868.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1095 Drafting And Blueprint Reading

Description: Drafting is the visual language of designers, craftsmen, engineers and architects. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to drafting fundamentals from free-hand sketching to 2-Dimensional computer-aided-design (CAD). Topics include layout, title block, scale, the “alphabet of lines”, orthographic projection, section and auxiliary views, and annotation. Students will apply the fundamentals of drafting in conjunction with CAD software to create detailed technical drawings for woodworking applications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1227 Numerical Woodworking Applications

Description: This course will provide the student with the ability to apply numeracy to wood machining fundamentals and principles.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATR1030 Materials

Description: The students will study the structure and characteristics of wood, wood identification and the different methods used to cut and match veneers. The students will select the following materials according to usage: lumber, veneers, particleboards, fibreboards, plywoods, plastic laminates, abrasives, adhesives and preservatives. The student will also study material standard sizes and grades, as well as distinctive characteristics and comparative costs.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD1010 Woodworking Techniques I

Description: This course includes the basics machine setup and operation procedures and the key principles of wood machining. Cutting tools and proper care will also be dealt with.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD1025 Machining I - Practical

Description: This practical course includes the use of the following operations in the woodworking shop: the breakout of solid wood parts using cut-off saws, jointer, planers, ripsaws, edge-gluing equipment; finish machining operations involving the use of a variety of stationary and portable equipment.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD1045 Finishing Theory/Practical

Description: This hands-on course provides the students with the opportunity to finish wood products. Students will set-up, operate, and maintain conventional air spray equipment. Standard industrial finishing materials will be used to prepare finishing test panels. The following techniques will be used: grain accentuation, distressing, high-lighting, and rubbing. The repair of whitewood projects will be included. Viscosity testing procedures and equipment/finishing system troubleshooting procedures will be examined. Cause and prevention of finish defects will also be demonstrated.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CDEV1020 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1250 Computer Drafting

Description: This course introduces the student to computer concepts and terminology. Activities in this course will be co-ordinated with the other drafting and product development courses in the program. Students will apply the fundamentals of computer-aided design using CAD software. This course is designed to equip the student with a basic level of skill in creating woodworking drawings using a microcomputer.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1090 or DRWG1095
CoRequisites:

DSGN1020 Product Engineering

Description: Product engineering is the information hub of any woodworking business. In this course we will examine the process of effectively engineering woodworking products. A representative group of furniture will be studied to illustrate the principles of sound construction of furniture, cabinetry, and architectural millwork. Topics will include the selection and application of wood joints, fasteners, and hardware. Students will also prepare a complete set of product specifications including detailed drawings using CAD software, as well as bills of material for woodworking projects.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1090 or DRWG1095
CoRequisites:

MACH1020 CNC (Woodworking)

Description: This course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of computer numerical control for woodworking. The student will have a general knowledge of basic programming skills and machine operation.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: MATH1220 or MATH1225 or MATH1227
CoRequisites:

WOOD1050 Woodworking Techniques II

Description: Woodworking techniques which include the machine set-up and operating procedures for processing solid wood and veneered panels. Other topics considered are the machining of man-made boards and the current state of the art of cutting tools. Machine maintenance including motor and spindle speeds, drive systems, bearings and lubricants are also dealt with.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1010
CoRequisites:

WOOD1070 Finishing II - Practical

Description: The course will enable the student to perform whitewood and finish repairs on various wood types, employ proper colour matching techniques to match various wood stains to industrial standards, demonstrate proper set-up and use of air-assisted and H.V.L.P. spray equipment, apply a complex commercial finish to projects manufactured during semesters I and II, apply complex finishes to panels, and perform basic finish repair procedures on wood substrates.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1040 or WOOD1045
CoRequisites:

WOOD1080 Machining II - Practical

Description: Students learn to operate woodworking machinery safely while producing major furniture projects. Students work from technical drawings and route sheets to meet specifications. Shop areas covered are: Rough mill and breakout, panel processing and veneer layup and gluing, overhead routers, shapers boring machines, sanding machines, and assembly and prefinish operations.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1020 or WOOD1025
CoRequisites:

WOOD1170 Finishing 2 - Theory

Description: In this course, the student will examine the principles of colour control, the theory of colour and light, the theory of air-assisted airless spray equipment, and H.V.L.P. spray equipment, finish repair, types of spray booths and their operation and types of industrial compressors and their operation and waterbased finish systems.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
COOP1140 Co-op Work Term I (Woodworking)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a woodworking manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 4
DRWG2115 Computerized Product Development I

Description: Computerized product development is fundamental to the success of businesses in today's technologically advanced environment. This course emphasises an advanced knowledge of the product development process from the original designer's sketch to the completed sample using solid modelling and spreadsheet software. Topics will include the fundamentals of design, proving your concept, creativity and problem solving and product costing. The major assignment will be the preparation of a complete set of production documents for the personal project the student will build in the sixth semester.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH2045 Computer Machining Theory/Practical

Description: In this course the student will use a computerized graphics program to create and/or edit part geometry and generate C.N.C. program code to accurately machine a variety of typical wood parts. Contouring, pocketing and boring routines are also included.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MACH1020
CoRequisites:

OPER2120 Shop Management

Description: In this course, the student will study the line and staff functions of a manufacturing organization. Topics will include the fundamentals of work measurement and methods analysis as well as the principles of materials handling and plant layout. Elements of supervision and industrial relations will also be discussed.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD2020 Woodworking Techniques III

Description: Woodworking techniques which include the theory of production woodworking machines typical of what would be used in industry including machine capabilities, sequencing, and appropriate tooling. Also the use of the 32mm measuring system and the hardware that is designed to be used with it.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1050
CoRequisites:

WOOD2037 Machining 3 - Practical

Description: This hands-on course will include the machining, sanding, assembly and finishing of documented furniture and cabinetry projects. Related problems will be solved as they arise.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1080
CoRequisites:

WOOD2065 Finishing 3 - Practical

Description: Disassemble and assemble various spray equipment such as Conventional Air Spray, H.V.L.P., Air Assisted Airless and Medium Pressure spray equipment Set up and spray the above equipment using the correct tip, air cap and needle combinations to obtain proper film build and appearance consistent with production spraying requirements. Measure wet and dry film builds using the appropriate equipment.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1070
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
COOP2140 Co-op Work Term II (Woodworking)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a woodworking manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 6
COMP2010 Advanced Computer Applications

Description: This course introduces the use of computer spreadsheet software for development of woodworking documentation.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN2130 Computerized Product Development II

Description: In this course, principles of design and layout of kitchens are studied and applied to computer based kitchen design using dedicated software. Students will also continue to develop skills in 2D and 3D CAD.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG2110 or DRWG2115, MACH2040 or MACH2045
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD2015 Architectural Millwork/Kitchen Cabinets

Description: To meet the unit outcomes, the student must perform the required setup, operation, machining, trimming, or fitting on a part(s) or subassembly(s) supplied by the teacher or manufactured by the student to predetermined specifications. Depending on the exercise, and at the discretion of the teacher, the students will work individually or in groups. This course provides the students with practical set-up and operational experience on many machines used in the kitchen cabinet, store fixture and architectural millwork industries.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1080
CoRequisites:

WOOD2055 Machining 4 - Practical

Description: In this course, the student will complete the machining, sanding, assembly and finishing of one or more personal projects which have been designed and documented by the student in advance and have been approved by the appropriate instructor.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: WOOD2035 or WOOD2037
CoRequisites:

WOOD2070 Finishing III Theory

Description: Review quality control techniques and equipment used in industrial finishing. Discussion in advanced coating and curing technology, including electrostatic spraying, curtain coating, roller coating, flat line finishing, automatic spraying, ultra-violet curing and infrared curing. Review the equipment and environmental requirements as well as layout and materials handling considerations in setting up a finishing department.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: WOOD1065 or WOOD1170
CoRequisites:

WOOD2100 Architectural Techniques

Description: This course will provide an overview of issues related to the architectural millwork sector of the woodworking industry. A look will be taken at project management and legal issues. Specific items of millwork will be examined to provide the student with the proper terminology as well as an introductory view of installation techniques. Practical experience will be gained in identifying millwork components and specifications in architectural drawings and tender documents.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 7
COOP3090 Co-op Work Term III (Woodworking)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a woodworking manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 8
HRM3000 Effective Supervision Practicum I

Description: Students will apply the principles covered in Effective Supervision in a practical setting with a structured environment. Under the observation of a professional, the student will organize and deliver specific training modules as well as other supervisory exercises.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD3010 Computer Applications In Wood Products I

Description: This practical course continues to build upon the CAD, spreadsheet and database skills introduced in previous semesters. The focus is upon the organization and integration of files and data using Excel, Access, and AutoCAD.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP2010, DSGN2130
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 9
HRM3010 Effective Supervision Practicum II

Description: The successful supervisor needs a wide range of specialized skills. The student must communicate effectively, handle day to day relations, measure and report work appropriately. These various roles will be developed by this course and may be performed “off campus” with approval of course faculty.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MANU3060 Automated Manufacturing

Description: This course examines the setup and use of a dedicated wood products manufacturing CAM program.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MACH2040 or MACH2045
CoRequisites:

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
CoRequisites:

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
CoRequisites:

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
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WOOD3020 Computer Applications In Wood Products II

Description: Successful completion of Computer Applications I and II and the Cad-Cam module of the Woodworking Technician Program or the equivalent. Successful completion of the CNC portion of Machining II. This course introduces the student to the concepts of solid model creation in Autocad. The models are then used as a base for two dimensional drawing projections.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WOOD3010
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Student Supplied Tool Kits

  • Pocket Calculator (Used for Math class and in the shop)
  • Safety boots or shoes (CSA Approved)
  • Safety glasses (CSA Approved) or, googles over prescription eyewear
  • Hearing protection: (packages of foam ear plugs OR a set of over-ear cups)
  • Combination Imperial & Metric tape measure (10'-12' recommended)
  • Cabinet scraper (a rectangular piece of spring steel)
  • Paint scraper (pull type)
  • Block plane
  • Set of chisels (long shanks) 1/4", 1/2", 3/4"
  • Combination square (90-45 degrees) (NOT plastic)
  • 2 sets of Allen keys - Imperial - 1/16" to 3/8" & Metric - 1mm to 10mm
  • 1" metal putty knife
  • Sharpening stone combination fine/superfine water stone, (1000 & 4000 grit)
  • Vernier calipers - combination Metric and Imperial. Metric accurate to 0.05mm; Imperial accurate to 1/128" (NOT dial or digital type)
  • Hammer - 13 to 16 oz.
  • Set of screwdrivers. Robertson (4 sizes: black #10, red #8, green #6 & yellow #4) Phillips (2 sizes) Flat head (2 sizes)
  • Screwdriver bits (#4, #6, #8 & #10 Robertson - 2 inches long minimum)
  • Utility knife: retractable breakaway type blade
  • Nail sets (fine & medium point)
  • Set of standard HSS drill bits (1/16" to 3/8") (Brad point type tips if possible)
  • Dovetail saw (thin kerf, fine point) (check for sharpness before buying)
  • Marking gauge
  • Rolls of 3/4" or 1" masking tape (student repurchases as required)
  • Adjustable wrench (8" handle)
  • Sliding "T" bevel
  • 4" C clamps, quantity: 2 minimum
  • Portable 4-8 GB USB Drive

    Note:
    • A tool box and lock will also be required (so you can keep the box locked out in the shop.)
    • Please keep receipts for all tools. You may wish to exchange some of them.
    • Expect to pay around $350.00 to $400.00 for your tools.
    • Organic vapor charcoal respirators (optional) are available for sale at the Woodworking Centre.

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

ONTARIOCOLLEGES.CA
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 5J3

Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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