Practical CNC Machining

2017/18 Program Handbook

Program Code: 1304
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

Introduction

Welcome to Conestoga!

This program handbook has been designed to provide you with information specific to Practical CNC Machining #1304. It is a companion document to the Student Guide.

We are proud of the programming we offer and the pathways that are available here at Conestoga.

Continuing Education (including part-time evening, weekend and online studies) at Conestoga attracts more than 30,000 enrolments each year from individuals across the communities we serve.  In the past fifteen years, close to 40 per cent of adults in the region have taken at least one course at the college.

We offer a full range of Engineering, Information Technology and Trades programming. We work with industry representatives in order to provide timely, employment-ready training options for all of our students.

Our faculty members are chosen not only for their subject matter expertise, but also for their passion for adult learning through the sharing of their knowledge and experience. Whether it be in a face-to-face, mixed, hybrid or online environment, our faculty have the teaching expertise to help you succeed in your educational goals.

I wish you the best in your studies and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about the program.

Sincerely,

Sandra Schelling,

Executive Dean, Access, Online and Flexible Learning.

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

Executive Dean, Access, Online and Flexible Learning.
Sandra Schelling
Doon Campus, Welcome Centre
(519) 748-5220 ext. 3221
sschelling@conestogac.on.ca

Manager, Continuing Education & Special Projects
Sheila McGlashan MA (Ed)
Doon Campus, Welcome Centre, Room 242
(519) 748-5220 ext. 2399
smcglashan@conestogac.on.ca

Program Administrator
Davor Maletic
Doon Campus, Welcome Centre
(519) 748-5220 ext. 2391
dmaletic@conestogac.on.ca

Program Faculty

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

Program Overview

Program Description

The intent of the Practical CNC Machining program is to address the practical machining skills needed by students who are studying CNC programming. This part-time program will be approximately 142 hours in duration and encompass a mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge with a focus on practical applications in the CNC machining environment.

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 Practical CNC Machining #1304. To find these courses, scroll down the page to the 'Program Courses'.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Solve routine technical problems relating to CNC setup in the shop environments using a variety of systematic approaches.
  2. Interpret basic graphics and other standard technical documents needed to complete CNC setup and operations.
  3. Create and edit CNC programs.
  4. Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools specific to CNC setup and operations.
  5. Work safely and effectively within a shop environment in compliance with health and safety legislation and organizational procedures and practices.

Program Information and Requirements

Program Enrolment

Did you know that in order to graduate from this program, you must first submit a program application for acceptance?

Why should you complete a program application and be accepted in to this program?

  • You will receive course and program communication updates.
  • Credit for courses which are part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

For more information please see the Program Application Form.

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, etc. Access the Conestoga website for assistance provided through Accessibility Services

Academic Dates

Program start and end dates, holidays and deadlines for course add/drop and withdrawal are located on the college website. Course changes (add/dropping) may also be made through the Student Portal under the “My Courses” tab.

Note: Not all programs follow listed dates. Contact your program coordinator or administrator for more information. 

Academic Probation

For more information visit the College Policies, Procedures and Guidelines webpage then click on the Academic Administration side tab and search for the document entitled Academic Standing and Promotion Requirements Procedure. 

Academic Standing and Promotion

Students are required to successfully pass all courses by meeting the specified minimum requirements, as stated in each course outline, in order to continue with the program.

Attendance

The attendance policy varies from course to course. For more information please refer to your course outline. 

Awards

Visit the Financial Aid and Student Awards Office on Conestoga's website for more information.

Clearance of Academic Deficiency

During a student’s academic career, there may be occasions when the student’s performance results in a failing grade for a course. Conestoga grants students the opportunity to raise this grade to the minimum passing grade under specific circumstances.

For more information visit the College Policies, Procedures and Guidelines webpage then click on the Academic Administration side tab and search for the document entitled Clearance of Academic Deficiency. 

Communication and Emailing Requirements

Conestoga College 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 Add/Drop

For more information regarding course add/drop, please refer to the Continuing Education Part-time Studies section of the Student Guide located in the Student Portal.

It is strongly recommended that students consult their program coordinator/program administrator prior to dropping a course or for more information. 

Credit Transfer/Exemptions

Please see the Student Guide for more details regarding credit transfer/exemptions. 

 

Program-Specific Pathways

There are a number of different opportunities available to students who want to continue studying at Conestoga. For more information regarding program-specific pathways contact your program coordinator.

Discontinuance

Students may be discontinued from a program if they do not meet specific academic standards.

For more information visit the College Policies, Procedures and Guidelines webpage then click on the Academic Administration side tab and search for the document entitled Discontinuance Policy. 

Equipment Supplies and Texts

For the most current listing of the required textbook for each course please visit the college bookstore.

On occasion you may be required to attend a practical lab. Standard safety rules must be adhered to when visiting any lab. Your instructor will inform you of the safety rules well in advance so that you can be prepared.

Where there are practical labs, students will be required to review and sign an Acknowledgement of Safety and Responsibilities form (See appendix A).

Personal protective equipment is the responsibility of the student. CSA approved safety glasses and CSA approved safety shoes are required for all practical labs. Proper attire is also required. Your instructor will discuss these requirements with you in advance.

Evaluations (deadlines, tests, and examinations)

Copying and plagiarism of assignments will be dealt with in accordance with College Policy regarding Academic Integrity.

Attendance for exams and tests is mandatory. If you miss an exam or test then a grade of 0% will be assigned and a re-write will not be permitted. The only time a re-write will be arranged is when you can provide a medical certificate stating due to illness or other authorized reasons you were unable to write the exam or test on the scheduled day.

Faculty may choose to handle the makeup tests/exams directly or use the test centre service.

For more information visit the Testing & Assessment Services webpage. 

Graduation

Students are eligible to graduate upon completion of all academic requirements in their program of study, including co-op placements if applicable. 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 have successfully completed their program design are required to fill out an Application to Graduate form and submit it to the registrar's office. There is no requirement for payment given that this program's credential is a Conestoga Certificate.  Students enrolled in this program, who fail to progress in their program of study within the advertised program length and then return to the college will be placed in the current program design and must meet all requirements to graduate.

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and Consortia provide the necessary link between Conestoga and the community it serves. PACs and Consortia operate in an advisory capacity to Conestoga administration with the objective to keep Conestoga responsive to current and future workforce needs, trends or opportunities in industry and the marketplace.

All post-secondary education programs of study at Conestoga, both full-time and part-time, which lead to an employment related credential, or are approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), will be associated with a PAC, with the exception of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. For any program not leading to an employment related credential, such as foundation programs, PACs are optional.

Program Progression

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 resulting from changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within Three (3) years of being admitted to the program.

Re-admission Requirements

Please see the Student Guide for more information regarding re-admission requirements. 

Student Feedback

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

Student Appraisal of Teaching 

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.

Student Services

Refer to the Student Guide for  on Student Services.

Facility Information

Refer to the Student Guide for facility information, including hours of operation and closure practices.

Safety Protocols

Refer to the Student Guide for Conestoga’s Safety and Security Services and procedures.

Conestoga 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

Revision Date Summary of changes
01/08/2014 Original handbook creation.
01/07/2015 Updated per CCQI.
19/05/2016 Updated per CCQI.

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.