Applied Electrical Motion and Control Management

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Courses - January 2024

Level 1

Course details

PLC 1
CNTR8051

Description:

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) including what they are, what they do and how to program them. Using industry recognized development software, students will learn to plan, create and test fully functional PLC programs. Emphasis will be placed on communications, data types, memory management, and fundamental ladder logic instructions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Communications for Effective Management in Industry
COMM8381

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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Electrical Fundamentals and Motor Controls
ELEC8016

Description:

This course covers electrical units, Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, AC 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
ELEC8021

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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Human Resources Management for Industry
HRM8381

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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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8641

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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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHS8196

Description:

This course introduces students to health and safety legislation in Ontario. This will include an exploration of the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, industry and hazard specific regulations made under the Act, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Students will learn to distinguish between legislative requirements, industry standards and best practices and apply their knowledge to a workplace to assess compliance. Students will be introduced to common workplace hazards, and the concepts of hazard identification and mitigation. Students will also explore how inspections, investigations and penalties are used in the enforcement of occupational health and safety legislation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course details

PLC 2
CNTR8061

Description:

This course builds upon the concepts introduced in PLC1. Students will be introduced to higher level memory management and organization, as well as more complicated functions such as sequencers and VFD control via Ethernet. Particular focus will be paid to the Ladder Logic and Function Block programming languages. Just as in PLC 1, students will continue to learn to plan, create and test fully functional PLC programs, using industrially recognized hardware and software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CNTR8050 OR CNTR8051
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A/C and D/C Motors
ELEC8090

Description:

This course explores the operation and applications of a variety of styles and models A/C and D/C motors. Students will learn the benefits of the different types of motors and how they are commonly used in electrical motion and control systems. Students will learn to analyze electrical circuits including motors and to compare costs and performance characteristics to select appropriate motors for a system design.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Energy Storage, Conversion and Charging
ERGY8041

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Fluid Power
MECH8140

Description:

This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of fluid power to enable them to understand the principles, function, and application of pneumatic and hydraulic structures and components in electrical motion and control management. Students will learn the design, installation, documentation, and analysis of simple circuits of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Electrical controls for fluid power and electro-pneumatic systems are studied. The students will learn to assess the appropriateness of fluid power systems for an electrical motion control system design.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Introduction to Project Management For Industry
MGMT8631

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 and project reporting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Hazard Identification
OHS8036

Description:

This course allows students to examine workplace hazard identification and risk management principles in the context of manufacturing and construction environments in Ontario. Students will learn how to asses occupational hazards and exposure pathways, in accordance with applicable legislation. Using industry standard tools and processes, students have an opportunity to conduct a hazard identification and risk evaluation processes. Students will learn how to apply the appropriate hazard controls and how to determine the effectiveness of the selected controls after implementation to ensure for effective risk mitigation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 3

Course details

PLC 3
CNTR8070

Description:

This course builds upon the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) concepts introduced in PLC 1 and PLC 2. Students will be introduced to alternative PLC programming languages, such as Structured Text and Sequential Function Chart. As in PLC 1 and PLC 2, students will continue to learn to plan, create and test fully functional PLC programs, using industry-recognized hardware and software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CNTR8060 OR CNTR8061
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A/C and D/C Drives
ELEC8051

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Electrical Transportation Systems
ELEC8061

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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System Design and Integration
ELEC8071

Description:

This course explores industry best practices for design and planning of implementation of an electrical motion and control system. Requirements analysis, component selection, test planning, design proposal, and implementation planning will all be reviewed. The importance of identifying and incorporating safety and regulatory requirements will also be included. Cost analysis, sustainability considerations, life cycle evaluation, and economic assessment will also be considered. Students will practice creating and proposing a systems-level design for an electrical motion and control system.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Industrial Visualization
PROG8076

Description:

This course introduces students to the concept and implementation of industrial touch screens, often referred to as Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs or HIMs). Using industry recognized development software, students will learn to plan, create and test fully functional HMI programs. Emphasis will be placed on communications, alarming, and memory management, while implementing both basic and advanced level graphical structures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CNTR8050 OR CNTR8051
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Basic Robotic Systems
ROBO8050

Description:

This course introduces the student to the general operating principles and applications of industrial robots. Students will learn the components and control principles of robots, and will learn to evaluate their advantages and associated risks in an electrical motion and control system. Strategies for integration into a larger automated system will be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 4

Course details

Career Management
CDEV8132

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)
ELEC8081

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: 126
  • Credits: 7
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8630 OR MGMT8631
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Health and Safety Management
OHS8226

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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Production Planning and Strategy
OPER8160

Description:

This course explores the management processes and best practices employed in production and management operations. Students will learn to interpret and analyze organizational structures, processes, and strategic plans to identify opportunities for improvement and facilitate decision making. Leadership strategies for conflict reduction and team coordination will be discussed. During this course, students will work collaboratively to evaluate production processes and equipment and recommend improvements to improve efficiency, compliance with safety regulations, and alignment with organizational operating procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8201

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 to integrate with existing systems and equipment.
  3. Configure and maintain network motor, drive and control systems, ensuring correct grounding, isolation and protection.
  4. Design and implement system monitoring and visualization tools to identify system errors and facilitate troubleshooting in compliance 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. Resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting using professional communication that supports an effective team environment.