Applied Electrical Motion and Control Management

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About the Program

This program would be of interest to graduates of engineering degree or diploma programs wanting to expand their knowledge into the practical applications of AC and DC power for motion and propulsion. In this program you will be provided with opportunities for practical training in various electrical lab environments. Applications of AC/DC motors, transformers, inverters, batteries and chargers as well as programmable logic controllers are explored. These types of technologies are typically found in electric drives operating throughout industrial manufacturing and primary industries such as pulp and paper, metals and mining, power generation, elevators, escalators as well as moving walkways and electric transportation systems. The program will help you develop leadership skills, as well as the ability to manage complex industrial processes and teams effectively in order to meet business goals. It includes quality assurance, process and project management with a focus on meeting challenges in an industrial environment from operational and strategic perspectives. By the time you graduate, you will have an understanding of advancements in manufacturing processes, communications, human resources and safety practices so you can effectively contribute in today's industrial sector.

This program involves evening classes, Monday to Friday, and daytime classes, Saturday to accommodate applied components.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - January/2020 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: May
First-Year Capacity: 32

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

International fee details for the 2018-2019 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

International Fees


Applied Electrical Motion and Control Management - Program # 1460


Doon - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
HST $66.73 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $378.00 $240.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $513.27 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $8835.74 $7566.33
Year Total   $16402.07

Doon - Spring 2019 Level 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6250.00 $6250.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50 $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.90 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $72.65 $74.83 $74.83 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $115.05 $295.00 $0.00 $0.00
HST $66.73 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $136.00 $240.00 $317.00 $0.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $513.27 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $28.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $160.05 $500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $0.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $0.00 $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $0.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7904.26 $8139.33 $7393.33 $7076.33
Year Total $7904.26     $22608.99

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

Supervision or management in service, sales, or manufacturing of electrical motion and control systems.

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

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1460)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CNTR8030 ControlLogix 1

Description: This course is designed to expand the knowledge of students to use programmable logic controllers (PLC), IEC 61131 Standard and programming structure. The components of typical PLCs will be examined and various configurations will be evaluated. Theory topics will be investigated in laboratory sessions using current industrial equipment. This course will prepare students to start a challenge and work with industrial systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 2
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ECON8001 Engineering Economics

Description: This course covers the basics of project investment and appraisal and selection. Topics include: time value of money; cash flow analysis; cost of capital; elements of cost and 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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ELEC8010 Electrical Fundamentals and Motor Controls

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: 77
Credits: 5
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ELEC8020 Electrical Code for Engineers

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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OHS8200 Safety in an Industrial Environment

Description: This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding of various safety-related topics pertinent to construction and industrial environments. Students will also be introduced to lifting and moving loads in a controlled and safe manner. This course will also provide students with the basic knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to fall hazards. A review of legislative requirements, due diligence, WHMIS, occupational health and safety requirements will also be discussed. The student will also address the purpose, and basic concepts in the operation of Elevating (Aerial) Work Platforms (AWP).
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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QUAL8001 Quality, Strategy and Value Creation

Description: Introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. Addresses 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
CNTR8040 ControlLogix 2

Description: This course is designed to expand the knowledge of students to use professional instructions of ControlLogix and some applications. PLC and VFD communication and networking between PLCs will be examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 2
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ELEC8030 A/C Motors

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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ELEC8040 D/C Motors

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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ELEC8050 A/C and D/C Drives

Description: The function and controlled variables, variable frequency and variable speed drives, selection and design are described. Efficiencies and cost benefits are calculated.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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PROG8070 PanelView

Description: The local human machine interface panel for Rockwell automation is programed to interface to the ControlLogix system. Communications and diagnostics are covered.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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QUAL8031 Customer/Supplier Relationship

Description: The purpose of this course is to define, apply and analyze the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement etc.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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QUAL8200 Principles of Lean Six Sigma

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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Level 3
ELEC8060 Electrical Transportation Systems

Description: Electrical transportation systems considered include electric buses, trains and personal vehicles. Competing technologies and applications will be studied within each of these modes of transport, and manufacturing and production methods will be described. Challenges and opportunities in implementation will be examined, and business cases developed and proposed.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
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ELEC8070 Elevating, Escalating and Moving Walkways

Description: Electrical systems behind these motion technologies will be examined, including the controls and intelligent interfaces.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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ERGY8040 Energy Storage, Conversion and Charging

Description: Fundamentals of energy storage, conversion as required to useable AC and DC power supply as well as charging and maintenance of batteries systems for long life are experienced through both lecture and lab applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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HRM8380 Human Resources Management for Industry

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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MGMT8630 Introduction to Project Management For Industry

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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OHS8011 Occupational Health And Safety

Description: The primary objective of 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. 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 14000 and its 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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Level 4
COMM8110 Communications for Effective Management

Description: This course will emphasize professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in a manufacturing 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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ELEC8080 Capstone (Applied Electrical Motion and Control Management)

Description: This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program for challenging the student to successfully scope a project in one of the studied areas of application, i.e. drive systems, vertical/horizontal motion or transportation. Successful completion of this course will require the application of skills learned throughout the program. Small groups of students, working in teams will design, document and propose 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
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MGMT8640 Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry

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 a Canadian context, the various types of teams and their typical applications, team tools and team member roles, effective meeting and project management concepts, and coaching tools for other ineffective team members. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OHS8220 Industrial Operations and Safety Awareness

Description: This course provides students with knowledge in various safety-related topics pertinent to an industrial environment. Subject matter covered includes knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to fall hazards and requiring ladder safety. Students will discuss Legislative requirements such as the Industrial Regulations under the Health and Safety Act, OHSA and CSA standards and related real-world examples. Due diligence considerations will be reviewed as they apply to managing working at heights, lock-out/tag-out and lift truck programs and will be discussed from the viewpoint of the employee and the supervisor or manager.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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