Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

2017/18 Program Handbook

Program Code: 0025C
School of Engineering and Information Technology

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

This is a companion document to the current Conestoga College Student Guide

Program Handbook Guidelines

The purpose of this handbook is to provide students with program-specific details and other important information. The material in this handbook is accurate at the date of posting, and is applicable for the current academic year. Students will be informed of handbook changes that occur, if any, through college email. Program handbooks are updated yearly and students must check their program handbook for the current edition. 

Program Staff Contact Information

Welcome

Welcome to the School of Engineering and Information Technology

Conestoga offers a full range of engineering and information technology programs to suit your interests and career aspirations. Within these there are one year certificate (both foundational and post-diploma), two and three year diploma, and four year bachelor's degree programs. Pathways exist within these allowing for students to reach their full potential.

All of our programs incorporate active learning that may include project-based learning, co-operative education, case studies and capstone projects. Active learning allows students to apply theory to practice during their studies and results in a graduate who is better prepared for the real work world. Employers like this, which is why the School of Engineering & Information Technology has a history of excellent graduate and co-op placement rates.

Sincerely,

Julia Biedermann, PhD, PEng
Executive Dean

Program Administration and Faculty

Executive Dean – Engineering–Technology–Trades
Julia Biedermann, Ph.D, P.Eng.
A2205-4 - Cambridge Campus
519-748-5220 x3212
jbiedermann@conestogac.on.ca

Administrative Assistant to Executive Dean:
Rebecca Dougherty
A2205 – Cambridge Campus
519-748-5220 x4573
rdougherty@conestogac.on.ca

Program Chair
Karen Cain, Ph.d., P.Eng.
A2205-6 – Cambridge Campus
519-748-5220 x2244
kcain@conestogac.on.ca 

Administrative Assistant to Program Chair:
Fatima Armas
A2205 – Cambridge Campus
519-748-5220 x3342
farmas@conestogac.on.ca    

Program Assistant 
Ryan Huckle
A2205 - Cambridge Campus
519-748-5220 x3363
rhuckle@conestogac.on.ca

Program Coordinators

Glen Good
A3227-4 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 3276
e-mail: ggood@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Architectural Graphics, Building Code (Residential), Building Code (Legal & Intro to Large Buildings), Estimating I, Estimating II Computerized, Estimating III Simulated Bid

Randy Hadley
A3227-2 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 3843
e-mail: rhadley@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Principles of Design, Architectural Design I, Architectural Team Design, Build It Green

Program Faculty

Kevin Denomme
A3227-9 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 3841
e-mail: kdenomme@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Building Information Modeling I, Building Information Modeling II, Construction Drawings (Detailing & Analysis), Team Project Documentation

Janet Diebel
A3227-12 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 2282
e-mail: jdiebel@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Math I, Math II

Jim Gerrard
A3227-5 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 2286
e-mail: jgerrard@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Architectural CAD I, Construction Drawings (Residential), Construction Drawings (Small Commercial), Building Information Modeling I, Building Information Modeling II, Building Science, Building Performance Studies

Jim McCabe
A3227-3 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 3842
e-mail: jmccabe@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Construction Materials, Building Code (Residential), Building Code (Legal & Intro to Large Buildings), Building Code (Code Analysis – Large Buildings), Building Code (Fire Performance), Building Code (Advanced Code Analysis)

Lindsay Markle

A3227-11 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 2148
e-mail: lmarkle@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Building Services I, Building Services II, Mechanical Design, Building 

Peter Scott
A3227-10 - Cambridge Campus
Phone: 519.748.5220 x 3844
e-mail: pscott@conestogac.on.ca
Teaches: Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Structural Design (Steel), Structural Design (Concrete)

Other Faculty

In addition to the core complement of your full-time program faculty, other faculty will work with you for the duration of this program.  These include faculty from other Schools for breadth and or/general education courses, as well as faculty with particular expertise in specific areas of program focus.

Contact information for this faculty will typically be provided on the first day of related courses.

Program Overview

Program Description

This dynamic three-year program gives the student broad and thorough training in all phases of the building industry. The training is directly related to industry standards and working conditions, with challenging projects encompassing building design, building performance, working drawings, building systems, estimating, building code analysis, specifications, and building information modeling (BIM). Founded on project-based learning principles, the program uses discussion groups, seminars, field trips and practical assignments. Sustainable design and construction practices form the core of this program and cover such topics as structure, building envelope, whole building and universal design, building science, indoor environment systems, building economics, sustainability, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Faculty are highly qualified specialists with current and relevant field experience. The local industry actively supports this program and is used as a teaching resource.

Program Design

Students can find their program design on the Student Portal by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to Student Portal
  2. Click on 'My Courses' tab
  3. Select 'View Progress Report' button

Courses are listed by level/semester. Students can also view courses for the most current program design for this academic year on the Conestoga College website. To find these courses, students need to scroll down the page to the 'Program Courses'.

The following is the anticipated sequence of the program over its three years of implementation beginning in August 2016.  Occasionally, minor program design changes do occur and students are notified of these changes.

2017 Program Design - Graduating 2019
Year Semester New Code Course Name Credits Hours Prerequisites Co-requisites
1 F ARCH1020 Architectural Graphics 3 45 none
1 F ARCH1170 Architectural CAD I 3 45 none
1 F CIVL1080 Statics 3 45 none
1 F CONS1160 Construction Materials I 3 45 none
1 F MATH1085 Mathematics I 4 60 none
1 F PHYS1040 Concepts in Classical Physics 3 45 none
1 F SURV1020 Surveying I 4 60 none
      Total Hours 23 345    
1 W ARCH1060 Principles of Design 3 45 none
1 W ARCH1185 Building Information Modeling I 3 45 none  
1 W ARCH2030 Construction Drawings (Residential) 3 45 ARCH1020, ARCH1170
1 W CIVL2130 Mechanics of Materials 2 30 CIVL1080  
1 W CODE2010 Building Code (Residential) 3 45 none  
1 W COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills 3 45 none  
1 W CONS1170 Building Science 2 30 none  
1 W MATH1140 Mathematics II (Construction) 4 60 MATH1085  
      Total Hours 23 345    
2 F ARCH1030 Construction Drawings (Small Commercial) 3 45 ARCH2030, ARCH1170
2 F ARCH2040 Architectural Design I 3 45 ARCH1060, ARCH1185 ARCH1030
2 F ARCH2105 Building Information Modeling II 3 45 ARCH1185
2 F CIVL2200 Structural Design (Steel) 3 45 CIVL2130
2 F CODE1030 Building Code (Legal & Intro to Large Buildings) 3 45 none
2 F CONS2040 Building Services I 3 45 none
2 F CETAE1005 Elective: General Education 3 42 none
      Total Hours 21 312    
2 W ARCH2050 Construction Drawings (Multi-Use) 3 45 ARCH1030, ARCH2040, ARCH1170, ARCH2105
2 W CIVL2190 Structural Design (Concrete) 4 60 CIVL2130  
2 W CODE2020 Building Code (Code Analysis - Large Buildings) 3 45 CODE1030  
2 W CONS2020 Contracts And Specifications 3 45 none  
2 W CONS2030 Building Services II 3 45 CONS2040  
2 W CONS2050 Estimating I 2 30 none CONS2020
2 W CETAE1005 Elective: General Education 3 42 none  
      Total Hours 21 312    
3 F ARCH3020 Construction Drawings (Detailing and Analysis) 3 45 ARCH2050
3 F ARCH3030 Architectural Team Design 3 45 ARCH2040, ARCH2050 ARCH3020
3 F ARCH3050 Building Performance Studies 3 45 CONS1170
3 F CODE3040 Building Code (Fire Performance) 3 45 CODE1030
3 F CONS3010 Mechanical Design 3 45 CONS2030 ARCH3030
3 F CONS3020 Estimating II  2 30 CONS2050 ARCH3030
3 F ELEC3100 Electrical Design I 2 30 ARCH1060
      Total Hours 19 285    
3 W ARCH3040 Team Project Documentation 3 45 ARCH3020, ARCH3030  
3 W ARCH3070 Building Environment Design 3 45 CONS3010  
3 W ARCH3150 Build It Green 2 30 none  
3 W CIVL2150 Structural Design (Wood) 3 45 CIVL2130  
3 W CONS3030 Estimating III 2 30 CONS3020  
3 W ELEC3110 Electrical Design II 3 45 ELEC3100 ARCH3040
3 W CETAE1005 Elective: General Education 3 42 none  
      Total Hours 19 282    

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are developed with the expectations and requirements of external regulatory/accrediting bodies and consultation with Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and related industry experts.  These outcomes are coordinated and articulated in a manner designed to result in the achievement by of sets of specified learning attributes.

Program Outcomes are located on the Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) on the left side navigation bar.

Program Academic Achievement and Requirements

Academic Promotion Decisions

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.

1st Year
Academic Standing DECISION FAILED COURSES
(Number of Failed Courses)
Eligible to Continue PROMOTED to YEAR 2 ( 0 )
Special Timetable – Same Level PROMOTED TO YEAR 2, ( with "Special Timetable" ) See note #1 ( 1 - 3 )
Transfer to Non Coop PROMOTED to YEAR 2, ( wishes to change to the Non Coop stream ) ( 0 )
Discontinue DISCONTINUED ( may not continue in the Program ) See note #2 ( 4 or More )
2nd Year
Academic Standing DECISION FAILED COURSES
(Number of Failed Courses)
Eligible to Continue PROMOTED to YEAR 3 ( 0 )
Special Timetable – Same Level PROMOTED TO YEAR 3, ( with "Special Timetable" ) See note #1 ( 1 - 4 )
Transfer to Non Coop PROMOTED to YEAR 3, ( wishes to change to the Non Coop stream ) ( 0 )
Discontinue DISCONTINUED ( may not continue in the Program ) See note #2 ( 5 or More )
3rd Year
Academic Standing DECISION FAILED & MISSED COURSES
(Number of Failed or Missed Courses, or missing Co-op Work Terms)
Program Complete PROGRAM COMPLETED, ( qualified to graduate ) ( 0 )
Special Timetable – Same Level REMAIN IN YEAR 3 ( with "Special Timetable" ) ( 1 - 5 )
Transfer to Non Coop PROGRAM COMPLETED, ( qualified to graduate, but missing one or more Coop Credits ) ( 0 )
Discontinue DISCONTINUED ( may not continue in the Program ) See note #2 ( 6 or More ) or "Has failed one course for the third time"

 

Please note that Academic Standing Codes, "Must Repeat", "Decision Pending", and "Academic Probation" are not used by this Program

Students participating in Academic Dishonesty will be subject to College Policy on Academic Dishonesty, which may receive a failure in the course.

Note #1 The "SPECIAL TIMETABLE POLICY" for this program is as follows:

  1. With respect to scheduling courses, priority must be given to courses failed or missed in the previous semesters. This may require dropping current semester courses.
  2. Provided there are NO timetabling conflicts, new courses may then be taken, if prerequisites have been attained.
  3. A maximum of 9 courses, including any Liberal Studies Electives, may be taken in a semester.

Note #2 "DISCONTINUED" students should note the following:

  1. Discontinued Students are no longer in the ACET Program.
  2. To graduate from this program, you must request and be granted re-admission to this Program.
  3. The student may apply to return to the College as a "Part Time" student.
  4. The student may be allowed to take a maximum of 3 courses in this Program per semester.
  5. Priority for seats in a class is given first to "Regular" students, then to "Special Timetable Students" and lastly to "Part Time Students".
  6. All failed courses must be cleared before re-admission to this Program will be allowed.
  7. Re-admission to this Program will be allowed only for the start of the Fall Semester.
  8. Refer to Re-Admission Requirements

Note #3 Program faculty reserve the right to modify the implementation of the above policy, in individual cases, due to extenuating circumstances.

Advanced Standing

The admission of a student into a program in a semester beyond semester one of that program based on previous post-secondary learning and/or life and work experience.

Exemption

Exemption is the waiving of a course for students who have proven that they have comparable or equivalent learning. Course learning outcomes will be the criteria for determining exemptions. The notation of "G" is used for the grade.

Comparable learning denotes that the learning outcomes of the course in question are equivalent to the course under review. Equivalent learning denotes that the learning outcomes in one course are comparable to the learning outcomes in another course.

Exemptions are not granted for Information Technology (IT) courses completed more than two years previously, this includes CAD and BIM courses.  For all other courses the time limit is seven years, unless otherwise noted in the Program Data Pack under Admission Requirements.

The maximum credit allowed through Transfer of Credits and credits obtain through PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) is 75% of the program credits. Therefore, at least 25% of the program credits must be taken under the direct supervision of Conestoga College faculty.

Clearance of Academic Deficiency

A student may be eligible for a supplemental to enable you to have another chance to pass a course if:

  1. You are in your Final year of studies and the failed course prevents Graduation,
    AND
  2. Your final mark, in the failed course, was between 50 and 54, inclusive

Decisions made as to who will be offered supplementals are made at the Faculty Marks meeting held at the end of the semester.

If you are in your First or Second year, supplementals are not offered.

If you qualify, you must follow the Procedure on Clearance of Academic Deficiency in the Student Guide.

This protocol is in addition to the published policy in the Student Guide

Discontinuance

Refer to Academic Standing and Promotion Requirements – Program Protocol for complete information.

Re-admission

  1. A discontinued student may apply to return as a part-time student in the program for a one year period.  If accepted, a maximum of 3 failed and/or missed courses can be taken per term, including any general education courses, over a one year period that the student is part time in the program.  If the part-time student obtains a passing grade in all their courses over the one year period, they can apply for readmission as a full-time student. 
  2. Readmission is not guaranteed and is subject to space availability within the program.
  3. The student is responsible for any program design changes that may have occurred.
  4. Discontinued students cannot graduate from this program without first applying and being granted readmission to the program. 
  5. The Program Coordinator reserves the right to modify the implementation of the above, in individual cases, due to extenuating circumstances.

Readmission Program Standard - Voluntary Withdrawal

  1. A student that voluntarily withdrew from Level 1, prior to the Program Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty Date, will be required to reapply to the program through Ontario College Application Service (OCAS).
  2. A student that voluntarily withdrew from the program following the completion of Level 1 must reapply to the program through the Registrar's Office.  The student will be readmitted to the program Level consistent with the program courses previously completed at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.
  3. Readmission is not guaranteed and is subject to space availability within the program.
  4. The student is responsible for any program design changes that may have occurred.

Retaking Previously Completed Courses – Program Standard

Program courses where the credit has already been granted, either through an exemption or earned grade, are not normally allowed to be repeated unless there are extenuating circumstances and upon recommendation of the academic team.  If a student is allowed to repeat a course the previous grade will be replaced with the new grade and used in the calculation of the grade point average.

Graduation

Students are eligible to graduate upon completion of all academic requirements in their program of study, including co-op work terms if applicable. Students are expected to respond to their invitation through their Student Portal. Convocation ceremonies are held in the spring and fall of each academic year. Students, who take longer than the advertised program length, are responsible for completing any new or additional courses due to a program design change. Students who complete their program after the scheduled completion date are required to fill out an Application to Graduate form and submit it with payment to the registrar's office. Students who are discontinued or have withdrawn and then return to the college will be placed in the current program design and must meet all requirements to graduate.

Withdrawal

Students considering withdrawing from a program should meet with their program coordinator/academic advisor prior to withdrawing.  In order to formally withdraw from a program, the student must complete the Program Withdrawal form and submit it to the Registrar's Office. Deadlines for withdrawing from a program with/without an academic penalty or with/without a refund are posted on the website under Academic Dates.

Program Information

Academic Assistance

Academic assistance is available to students through a variety of avenues.  The program coordinator/academic advisor and faculty can advise students on specific program and course information such as adding/dropping courses, special timetabling, etc.  Access the Conestoga website for assistance provided through Accessibility Services.  Access the Learning Commons website for detailed information on the academic services they provide, including Learning Skills, Peer Services, Math and Writing assistance.

Academic Dates

Program start and end dates, holidays and deadlines for course add/drop, withdrawal and refunds are located in your Student Guide.  Course changes (add/dropping may also be made through the Student Portal under the "My Courses" tab.

Awards

Conestoga has more than 400 awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants available to Conestoga students. These funds are made available to our students through the partnerships we have established with local business and industry leaders.  To be considered for an award, complete the General Application available through your Student Portal.  Notifications and instructions to complete the application are sent to all full-time students' email accounts in the fall semester (Deadline: First Friday in October) and winter semester (Deadline: First Friday in February).  Visit the Financial Aid and Student Awards Office on Conestoga's website.

Awards – Program Specific

Each year, our Program hands out Program and College related Awards.  The Program related awards are based on a student's performance in their current year of studies.  Students do not need to apply for Program awards as Faculty determine appropriate winners for each award. The chart below lists the Program related Awards given in 2016.  Based on donations received by our industry supporters, the cash values may fluctuate from year to year.

College related awards must be applied for by the student.  Only those students that apply for an award can be selected for a College Award.  Information on specific College Awards and application forms are available on the College Website.

Award name Award based on
First Year Awards
Academic Excellence All 1st Year Courses
Math Excellence Math1 & Math 2
Building Code Excellence (Residential) Building Code (Residential)
Arch. Design & Construction Working Dwgs. POD , Arch. Graphics, Const. Dwgs (Residential)
Architectural CAD/BIM CAD1, BIM1
Right Stuff Attitude & academic ability
Second Year Awards
Academic Excellence All 2nd Year Courses
Building Code Excellence (Legal & Intro to Part 3) Building Code (Legal & Intro to Part 3)
Building Code Excellence (Part 3) Building Code (Analysis – Large Bldgs.)
Arch. Design & Construction Working Dwgs. Design1, Const. Dwgs (Small Commercial) & Const. Dwgs (Multi-Use)
BIM BIM2
HVAC Award Building Services 1 & 2
Structural Design Loads, Steel & Concrete
Future Guestimator Estimating 1
Right Stuff Attitude & academic ability
Third Year Awards
Academic Excellence All 3rd Year Courses
Electrical Design Electrical Design 1 & 2
Best of the Best Estimating Estimating 2 & 3
Building Environment Mech. Design, Bldg. Enviro & Bldg. Performance
Structural Design Wood & Masonry
OBOA / Peter Finn Code Excellence Building Code (Fire Performance)
Most Professional Presentation Network Event voting
Architectural Team Design Arch. Team Design
Architectural Team Project Documentation Team Project Documentation
Write Stuff Award Written & oral communication skills
Other Awards
Arden Mertz Bursary Application – 1st & 2nd year
MTE Award Application – 2nd & 3rd year
Michael Kantor Memorial Code Award All program Code Courses
Walterfedy ACET Scholarship  
J.D. (Dan) Beach Memorial Award  
OACETT Award        (Application – award rotates each year between all School of Engineering Technology Programs)
Approximate Total of Awards = $11,500

* Faculty reserves the right to ensure an equitable distribution of awards. (Not based solely on marks)

 

Communication - School Standard

Conestoga College and eConestoga student email accounts are used to communicate with students.  Students are expected to regularly check their student email accounts.  Faculty will not respond to emails from non-Conestoga email addresses.  

Course Changes (Adding/Dropping)

Students can find their program design on the Student Portal by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to Student Portal.
  2. Click on 'My Courses' tab.
  3. Scroll over the icons to the right of individual course listings.

It is strongly recommended that students consult the Program Assistant prior to dropping a course.

  • If a course withdrawal is processed prior to the deadline date, a dropped course will be recorded as a "W" (withdrawal) on the transcript.
  • If a course withdrawal is processed after the deadline, an "F" (fail) will be recorded on the transcript.

Continuing Education and OntarioLearn courses are not included in student full-time fees. Students wishing to take these part-time courses are required to pay the full fee for the individual course(s). Students may add these or other courses under the 'Browse Continuing Education' tab in their Student Portal.

Co-operative Education

Applying to the Co-op Stream:

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process. Labour market conditions determine co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Every student who meets academic eligibility requirements may not be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for the co-op stream, students in the program must successfully complete all courses in Level 1 with a minimum 2.5 SWA (65% session weighted average) or exemption in each of the following core courses: Working Drawings I, Construction Materials I, Architectural CAD I, Surveying I.
  • In cases where there are more eligible applicants than co-op seats available, selection for co-op will be based on the highest overall average in the core courses listed above until the seats are filled. Should a student have one or more exemptions, the average will be calculated using those courses with numeric grades.

To participate in a co-op work term, students must:

  • Successfully complete the Co-op and Career Preparation course (CDEV1020).  Students who fail Co-op and Career Preparation will not be permitted to search for co-op employment nor will they be able to participate in a co-op work term.  Students who fail the course more than twice will not be permitted to continue in their co-op program (exceptions may be granted for degrees).
  • Be enrolled full-time (full-time = 70% of the hours, or 66 2/3 % of the courses in the current session/level of the Program Design.)  Exceptions will apply to those students who have been granted special timetabling based on formal identification of barriers or challenges for which accommodation is required. Academic eligibility requirements must still be met prior to being granted access to seek a co-op work term.
  • Must have successfully completed all but two core courses, according to the program design, by the eligibility term prior to any given work term (regardless of the level the student was placed in advanced standing).
  • Students (even those on special timetables) will not be permitted to complete a co-op work term until conditions above are met and all but two core course deficiencies, according to the program design, are cleared.
  • Co-op work terms may need to be re-sequenced to allow academic deficiencies to be cleared or in the event a student changes cohorts (i.e. graduation is delayed by one year or more). Students may not repeat a passed work term.
  • Should a student's academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
  • Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term.
  • Only one work term can be missed or deferred to the end of academic studies.
  • Should a student miss two co-op work terms, they will be removed from the co-op stream.
  • Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms.
  • To be eligible for a co-op work term, students must have a minimum 2.5 SWA (65% session weighted average) and a maximum of two failures or dropped courses during the term that occurs two terms prior to the co-op work term.

For additional information please refer to the Co-op Policies, Procedures and Support Handbook found by:

  1. Login to MyCareer
  2. Select Co-op
  3. Select Co-op Resources
  4. Select Co-op Policies
  5. Select Co-operative Education Policies and Procedures for Students

Please Note:

  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment.  All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.

Credit Transfer

Conestoga recognizes you may have formal post-secondary education that may allow you to enter a program at an advanced level or provide for individual course exemptions.

To ensure your credits are eligible for transfer, please contact our Credit Transfer Office. The Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure are available on the college website. For more information, visit the Credit Transfer & PLAR page.

Evaluations (deadlines, tests and examinations)

Missed Test Contract

Missed Test and Assignment hand-ins are not permitted and will normally receive a mark of 0. In some situations you may have missed a scheduled Test for legitimate reasons. In consultation with your professor, you MAY be permitted to enter into a Missed Test Contract. This permits you to write the missed Test at the end of the Semester provided you maintain a specified average in your other evaluations.  Below is a sample of a Missed Test Contract that you would be required to enter into.

I (enter your name here) missed the (course name) test on (date of missed test).

I will be allowed to write the missed test at the end of this semester at a time and date agreeable to you, the professor of this course, provided I have achieved at least a 65% average on all other evaluations for this course and have not missed any other evaluation deadlines.

I understand that it is my responsibility to arrange the mutually agreeable test time at the end of the semester and prior to the required time of marks submission to the Registrar.

I further agree that if I do not maintain the aforementioned 65% average that I lose the opportunity to write the "missed test".

Contract offered and signed by Student __________________________________

Contract accepted by Professor _________________________________________

General Education Electives

In Architecture – Construction Engineering Technology Program, you are required to complete three (3) General Education (Gen Ed) courses.  Gen Ed courses can either be included as a specified course in your program and must take when scheduled by the program or they can be elective courses chosen by the student in the academic term indicated by the program design.  These elective Gen Ed course requirements are listed at the bottom of each student's progress report, which is found on the Student Portal.  The progress report indicates the level/semester and the minimum hours that are required for the program.  Students are responsible for adding the elective Gen Ed course into their schedule, during the designated semester. Eligible courses are approved and posted each semester on the college website. Visit Current Students | Conestoga College and click on 'Announcements'.   For additional information regarding Gen Ed courses, please contact the School of Liberal Studies.  

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, education (informal/ formal), non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measured to meet the required course outcomes and grading standards. This policy applies to candidates who wish to earn academic credit for a course in acknowledgement of significant life and work experience. PLAR is not to be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies and/or to improve grades.

Students must be at least 19 years of age or have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) to be eligible to apply for PLAR. 

For more information, refer to the PLAR policy and procedure. Questions regarding PLAR may be sent to CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Advisory Committee

Each program at Conestoga has a Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which is made up of industry and academic representatives, as well as current students. They meet several times a year to discuss the direction in which that industry is heading and any improvements that can be made to keep the program current. This helps to ensure that students are learning material that is relevant to their industry.

At the beginning of each year, the coordinator of the program will ask for student volunteers. The coordinator will decide which students will represent years one and two.  The student representatives are expected to attend the meetings. Students must prepare and submit a report based on guidelines provided by the Program Chair/Coordinator which will be presented at the meeting. Students are expected to be professional, dress in business attire and engage in discussions.

Program Transfer

Prior to transferring to another program, it is recommended that the student meet with the program coordinator or academic advisor.  Students who decide to change programs may do so by completing and submitting a program application form to the registrar's office. If considering transferring to a program outside the school in which they are currently enrolled, students may want to discuss options with a career advisor. When a student moves from one Conestoga program to another and where course numbers/codes are identical or equivalent, automatic credit is given if passing grades are met.  Additional information for career or academic advising is available from faculty, program coordinators or career advisors in the Welcome Centre or on the Conestoga website. 

Information for Transfer Students from Technology Foundations

About the Program

Technology Foundations is a one year preparatory program primarily designed for high school graduates who wish to pursue a diploma in Engineering Technology, but who do not meet the admission requirements, or are unsure which program is best for them.  Successful graduates of the Technology Foundations program are then admitted to an Engineering Technology program.

Technology Foundations also accepts transfer students who have completed one or more semesters in an Engineering Technology program, but who are struggling and may have already exceeded the allowable numbers of failures in their first semester (with impending discontinuance).  Poor performance may have been due to a number of factors, but typically it is a matter of attitude, time management, lack of concentrated effort and self-discipline, or a level of difficulty that had not been anticipated.  A student may choose to:

i.    consult the ACET program coordinator about proceeding as a part-time student in the fall, making up failed courses and applying for re-admission to ACET; or

ii.    transfer into Technology Foundations as a way to "re-group", to strengthen fundamental skills and to develop better work habits with a more basic curriculum.  Success in a Technology Foundations program may lead to re-admission in the Engineering Technology program. Transfer students should consult the ACET Program Coordinator about re-admission criteria and procedures.

Admission to Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology students who wish to transfer to Technology Foundations for the winter semester must consult the Technology Foundations Program Coordinator well before the start of classes in January (mid December is best).  A program transfer form and course selection form must be completed in consultation with the Program Coordinator.  Some courses reach capacity – the sooner you apply to transfer, the better.

Re-admission to Engineering Technology

Application for re-admission procedures differ depending on the number and level of courses you intend to take after re-admission.  Students who re-enter Engineering Technology as a full-time semester 1 student must have also applied through OCAS.  Students who re-enter Engineering Technology with a part-time load (3 or fewer courses) apply directly to Conestoga in Part-time Day Studies.  Students who re-enter Engineering Technology as full-time "special timetable" (>sem1) students, also apply directly to the College.  Contact the Engineering Technology program coordinator for more information.

Caution: It is essential that students who have done poorly in Engineering Technology reflect upon their past performance carefully.  Problems must be honestly evaluated and new resolutions made, with changed circumstances to support a renewed effort.  This is not an "easy way out of trouble".  Many transfer students make no changes and continue to fail in Technology Foundations, adding another poor semester to their record.  There are other options if you find yourself in academic difficulty.  Both Engineering Technology and Technology Foundations program coordinators would be happy to discuss this with you.

Students who are prepared to make changes can do well.  It is up to you.

Program Coordinator

For more information about Technology Foundations, please contact the program coordinator:

Janet Diebel
email:             jdiebel@conestogac.on.ca
office:             A3227

*REMEMBER: TRANSFER SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE CLASSES START IN JANUARY

Student Feedback

Student feedback is an essential component of our continuous improvement process. Our opportunities for student feedback include:

Key Performance Indicators

All college programs in the province are evaluated using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). This survey is conducted each academic year in select classes. Strategic goals to improve the programs are developed from these results. This data and other data specific to the campus and the program/school are collected so that Conestoga College can continually improve quality.

Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT)

The Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) allows direct feedback from students on teaching for a particular course. Completion of the SAT form gives teachers and academic managers valuable information to use for the improvement of teaching at Conestoga.

The SAT process occurs in the last one-third of the semester. Typically about one-quarter of the faculty is appraised per term, and each has two courses selected by their academic managers for appraisal. All teachers have a SAT review at least once every two years. The SAT process is managed by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning using an online survey system specifically designed for course/teacher evaluations.  After all marks for the semester have been submitted, a summary of results goes to the academic manager to be shared with the faculty member. Continuing Education students may have an opportunity to complete a SAT form at the conclusion of each Continuing Education course.

Facility Information

After Hours Access

Conestoga hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Conestoga recognizes that in some programs of study, students may require after-hours access to classrooms and labs. After-hours access is maintained in accordance with the academic needs of individual programs. The after-hours access is a privilege, not a right.

If after-hours access is required, faculty must contact security in advance, with the student(s) name, ID number, and program information, along with signed paperwork approving access. The student must follow these guidelines: 

  • Be in the designated room with another approved person
  • Inform security immediately of any out-of-the normal situations
  • Have student identification card available
  • Notify security upon departure
  • Not move furniture

Refer to the Student Guide for more information.

 

Safety Information

Services Offered

For general inquiries, contact Security Services at:

Cambridge (Fountain Street): Main Foyer, 519-748-5220, ext. 3357
Doon (Kitchener): Main Building, Room 2B10-6, 519-748-5220, ext. 3357
Guelph: Room A5, 519-824-9390, ext. 3357
Waterloo: Room 1B02, 519-885-0300, ext. 3357

Safety and Security Services provides 24-hour security at the Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo and Cambridge (Fountain Street) campuses, and daytime/evening/weekend security at the Guelph campus. Concerns or offences may be reported to Safety and Security Services.

Emergency Number While on Campus: ext. 5555 - for all medical, fire situations, and police assistance from all campuses (Cambridge [Fountain Street], Doon [Kitchener], Guelph, Waterloo, and Stratford).

Safety and Security Services provides the following services: first aid, personal safety education/plans, general information, emergency response, investigations, self defense training, mobile and bike patrol, crime prevention education, parking - sales, assistance and enforcement, security at residence and campus events.

Emergency phones and alarm systems emergency phones are available throughout the Cambridge (Fountain Street) and Doon (Kitchener) campuses.

Check out our new Mobile Safety App available free for download on any phone system.

For more information on emergency  response and what to do, go to the Security Services webpage.

Basic Safety

Refer to your Student Guide for Conestoga's Safety and Security services and procedures.

Note: Students may be required to sign a Conestoga College ITAL (CCITAL) Acknowledgment of Safety Training and Responsibilities Form depending on program requirements.

Emergency Telephone Messages

It may be necessary for family members to contact a student in an emergency situation. Family members need to know the student number, program name, school, and campus the student is registered in, to aid Security in locating the student. This information will be required when the family member calls. Please have family members contact Security directly at 519-748-5220, ext. 3357 - only if it is an emergency. 

Machine Operation and Safety

Refer to your Student Guide for Conestoga's Safety and Security services and procedures.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Refer to your Student Guide for Conestoga's Safety and Security services and procedures.

Student Services

Student Services information can be found in the Student Guide and or on Conestoga's website.

College-wide Academic Policies and Procedures

A Student Protection Acknowledgement confirmation pop-up will appear when a student logs into the Student Portal on a yearly basis. This will direct students to policies and procedures relevant to their academic responsibilities. All Conestoga College wide academic policies and procedures are listed on the college website under "About Conestoga", "Policies and Procedures". 
  
Students are advised to review and comply with all policies and procedures, including the following: 
  • Academic Dispute and Resolution Policy & Procedure
  • Academic Integrity Policy & Violation of Academic Integrity Procedure 
  • Academic Recognition Policy
  • Academic Credential Procedure
  • Clearance of Academic Deficiency Policy & Procedure
  • Co-operative Education Policy
  • Discontinuance Policy & Procedure
  • Eligibility to Participate in Co-op Work Terms Policy & Procedure
  • Evaluation of Student Learning Policy & Procedure
  • Grading Procedure
  • Graduation Requirements and Convocation Procedure
  • Honours Policy & Procedure
  • Program Withdrawal and Refund Procedure
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy
  • Student Concerns and Issues Policy & Procedure
  • Student Fees Policy & Student Fee Invoicing and Payment Procedure
  • Student Feedback Policy

Students must follow all of the policies and procedures for Conestoga College and it is expected that faculty will accept, fulfill and enforce these standards.

General Education / Breadth Electives

School of Liberal Studies

The purpose of General Education and Degree Breadth electives is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to succeed both professionally and in their own personal lives. Working collaboratively with your program, General Education and Degree Breadth courses help develop the critical and creative thinking skills, civic engagement and knowledge of the broader world of arts, culture and science that helps make you more reflective, creative, and effective in your own life.

All Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, and Degree programs at Conestoga require students to complete general education electives / interdisciplinary breadth.

More information on these courses can be found at www.conestogac.on.ca/electives.

Program Handbook Revision Log

Date: June 26, 2017

Type of Revision: Annual updates

Date: June 23 2016

Type of Revision: Annual updates


Accommodation Disclaimer

Conestoga College is dedicated to promoting an equitable environment where students have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of College life. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conestoga College recognizes its responsibility and legal obligation to provide education, information and services in an accessible manner.

The Program Handbook is intended to provide general information with respect to program expectations. There may be individual accommodations and/or medical circumstances that require exceptions. For example, students may need to be accommodated for a missed assignment or evaluation. Students who are registered with Accessibility Services are not required to provide an additional doctor's note for a missed or late evaluation. For more information about Accessibility Services please drop in or visit our website.

We recognize that other extenuating circumstances may apply. Consult with your Professor. All exceptions based on extenuating circumstances must be approved by the Chair.