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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Communications for Effective Management in Industry
COMM8380

Description:

This course emphasizes professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in an industrial environment. Emphasis will be placed on effective oral and written communications with all related stakeholders to include all levels of employees and management. A strong focus will be placed on the use of technology to deliver professional presentations, create effective business reports and professional correspondence.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Engineering Economics for Industry
ECON8060

Description:

This course covers the basics of project investment and appraisal and selection required in an industrial environment. Topics include: time value of money; cash flow analysis; cost of capital; elements of cost & cost estimation; decision making among alternatives; break even analysis; effect of depreciation, taxes, replacement analysis, inflation and uncertainties and risk.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Electrical Fundamentals and Motor Controls
ELEC8015

Description:

This course covers electrical units, Ohm’s Law, circuits, magnetism and electromagnetism, relays and contactors as it relates to multi-skilling of trades and related workers. The course also covers AC fundamentals and an overview of transformer principles, and introduction to Electrical Motor Controls.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Electrical Code for Engineers
ELEC8020

Description:

This course is designed to help students interpret and apply the Canadian Electrical Code within an industrial environment. Students will learn to locate and use regulations related to motors, capacitors, overcurrent devices, and high voltage installations in the Canadian Electrical Code. Students will practice identifying and interpreting Electrical Codes within an industrial context.”

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHS8195

Description:

This course introduces students to occupational health and safety legislated requirements for the workplace. Students will learn the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties. Students will explore issues associated with workplace violence, harassment, accident response, and the legal requirements for WHMIS. Students will apply their knowledge of health and safety legislation to a workplace to assess compliance.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Industry
QUAL8320

Description:

This course introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of continuously improving an industrial organization. Students learn the roles of leadership, strategic planning and deployment to exceed customer expectations. Additional topics include the role of teams and associated processes to maximize profitability.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Level 2

Course Details

PLC 1
CNTR8050

Description:

This course explores the use of programmable logic controllers (PLC), the IEC Standard for PLCs, and programming structure. Students will explore the applications of PLCs in industry. The components of typical PLCs and their various configurations will be examined. Students will practice programming PLCs using ladder logic in laboratory sessions using typical industrial equipment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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A/C Motors
ELEC8030

Description:

A more in-depth look will be taken at A/C motors, various styles, models and applications. Benefits of use of A/C motors in these various applications are analyzed and costed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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D/C Motors
ELEC8040

Description:

A more in-depth look will be taken at D/C motors, various styles, models and applications. Benefits of use of D/C motors in these various applications are analyzed and costed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Energy Storage, Conversion and Charging
ERGY8040

Description:

This course explores the fundamentals of energy storage and the conversion processes used in industrial motion and control systems. Different types of batteries and their characteristics will be introduced. AC and DC power supplies and output conversions will be discussed, as well as the charging and maintenance of battery systems. Students will explore the lifecycle and disposal of battery systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Project Management For Industry
MGMT8630

Description:

This course covers the necessary tools and processes to manage the life cycle of a project in an industrial environment. Students will utilize the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), applying standard terminology and methods in a number of small sample projects including creation of project charter, risk management, procurement, and project scheduling using MS Project and project reporting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Hazard Identification
OHS8035

Description:

This course is to allow students to demonstrate awareness of an organization's moral, legal and ethical responsibilities in the area of health and safety in an industrial environment. Canadian health and safety legislation, including WHMIS/GHS, Joint Health and Safety Committees and SDS sheets, industrial regulations and designated substance regulations in the workplace will be reviewed in detail. Students will also be exposed to ISO standards and their impacts on an organization. Students will explore issues from an occupational hygiene perspective and will develop skills in managing health complaints, conducting meetings and assessing likely impact of common issues including biological hazards and, allegations of unsafe work. A portion of this course will also be devoted to developing an understanding of the role and administrative requirements associated with employee assistance programs and understanding the trends associated with violence in the workplace. The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be discussed including how to read and monitor New Experimental Experience Rating (NEER) statements and handle claims.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Customer/Supplier Relationship in Industry
QUAL8330

Description:

This course explores the applications of customer relation practices in an industrial environment and analyzes the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, and customer satisfaction surveys. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, and performance improvement.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 3

Course Details

PLC 2
CNTR8060

Description:

This course expands on students' knowledge of the use of programmable logic controllers (PLC) to include more complex programming structures and networked implementations. Students will learn to program PLCs using function block diagrams (FBD) and sequential function charts (SFC). Students will also learn to set up and troubleshoot networks between PLCs and the use of variable frequency drives (VFD).

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CNTR8050
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A/C and D/C Drives
ELEC8050

Description:

This course takes more detailed look at AC and DC motor drives, from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Students will learn the function and control of variable drives including variable frequency and variable speed. Students will also learn to select appropriate motor drives for different functions based on design characteristics, cost benefits, and efficiencies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Electrical Transportation Systems
ELEC8060

Description:

This course will explore electrical transportation systems, including electric buses, trains and personal vehicles. Students will learn the operating principles and characteristics of hybrid electric and electric vehicles, including the power train. The implications of these technologies on infrastructure requirements, policy considerations, and environment impacts will be explored. Students will practice investigating current trends in electrical transportation in preparation for maintaining their currency in this field.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Elevating, Escalating and Moving Walkways
ELEC8070

Description:

Electrical and mechanical systems behind elevating, escalating, and moving walk technologies will be examined, including the controls and intelligent interfaces. The Acts, Regulations and governing B44-Elevating and Escalating Code will be used in relation to the requirements for safe installation, service and maintenance of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Students will be able to explain and visually verify the differences between hydraulic and traction elevators, determine possible solutions or steps to be taken during equipment failure/fatigue and propose written solutions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Human Resources Management for Industry
HRM8380

Description:

The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into Canadian human resource (HR) management functions as it relates to industry. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals and managers in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives in Canada.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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PanelView
PROG8075

Description:

The local human machine interface panel for Rockwell automation is programmed to interface to the ControlLogix system. Communications and diagnostics are covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 4

Course Details

Career Management
CDEV8130

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Capstone (Applied Electrical Motion and Control Management)
ELEC8080

Description:

This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will require students to combine the practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program in order to successfully scope a project in one of the studied areas of application, i.e. drive systems, vertical/horizontal motion or transportation. Small groups of students working in teams will propose, design , and document a technically sound and cost-effective solution in their chosen application. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students' understanding of industrial solutions supply chain, human resources, project management, and communication skills in an industrial environment. Through meetings with student groups, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation, and metrics.

  • Hours: 168
  • Credits: 8
  • Pre-Requisites: ECON8001 OR ECON8060 AND HRM8380 AND MGMT8630
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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8640

Description:

Success in any professional environment requires employees to operate effectively as a team member, acknowledging and functioning as part of a group. This course will define, within an industry context, the nature and dynamics of a team. Students will learn to assess a team to determine its efficiency and function, identify opportunities for improvement, and establish conflict-prevention measures. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Health and Safety Management
OHS8225

Description:

Effective Occupational Health and Safety programs recognize the connection between employee health, safety, productivity and quality. They are essential for the workplace. This course will explore the reasons why a comprehensive health and safety program is of benefit to workplaces, and the importance of involvement by all levels of workers and management in an occupational health and safety program. It will cover the principles of developing and monitoring a workplace health and safety programs using a management system model. This course will also cover the requirements of creating a safe workplace environment through the interpretation and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and related safety legislation. Accident investigation and analysis, assessing allegations of unsafe work, managing health complaints, training needs, conducting meetings, ergonomics, and emergency planning will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8200

Description:

This course will enable students to analyze and solve quality problems as part of a team using the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to apply the principles of waste reduction and minimizing of defects in manufacturing and transactional processes

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Program outcomes

  1. Integrate control system functions and tools to support automation solutions for new electrical equipment.
  2. Plan, design and maintain new control systems and networks to integrate with existing systems and equipment.
  3. Configure and maintain network motor, drive and control systems, ensuring correct grounding, isolation and protection.
  4. Prepare and use tools to audit and test control system networks to comply with industry specifications and standards
  5. Analyze control and system design models to ensure accurate customer requirements prior to implementation
  6. Make management level decisions within a production environment in alignment with organizational and strategic goals.
  7. Evaluate operating conditions for production equipment to ensure it is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.
  8. Create written, oral and graphical communications that are professional and accurate.
  9. Negotiate and resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting to support an effective team environment.