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Courses - January 2024

Level 1

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Chemistry and Thermodynamics I
CHEM8010

Description:

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of chemistry and thermodynamics. Students will learn the principles of atomic and molecular structure, changes of state, the laws of thermodynamics, as well as how to apply basic thermodynamic principles to different systems including steam. Methods of heat transfer and the principles of operation of heat exchangers will be explored.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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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Engineering Economics for Industry
ECON8061

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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Electricity
ELEC8001

Description: In this course students will learn the concepts of basic electricity and simple calculations using voltage, current, resistance and power. Ohm’s law, basic principles of magnetism, the use of electrical metering devices, the operating principles of the various types of AC and DC motors and generators, and the operating principles, construction and maintenance of transformers will also be covered. Safe operation of all electrical equipment is also covered.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Building Science I
SCIE8030

Description:

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and applications of building science and its relationship to energy system design. Students will learn building components and their purpose, common structures, and the mathematical and physical concepts required to plan a building energy management system.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Applied Statistics Using Excel
STAT8090

Description:

This course introduces students to the principles and tools of statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to collate, validate, analyze, and interpret data accurately using single-variable analysis techniques; topics include descriptive statistics, data visualization, basics of probability and probability distributions, estimation of means, hypothesis testing and simple linear regression.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Chemistry and Thermodynamics II
CHEM8020

Description:

This course builds on the principles learned in Chemistry and Thermodynamics I to discuss the concepts required for the study of boilers and refrigeration processes. Students will learn to analyze and balance chemical reactions, learn about rates of reaction, and learn how different types of chemical reactions work. Nuclear chemistry will also be examined. Students will continue their study of thermodynamics and learn to apply thermodynamic principles to steam processes involving high temperature and pressure, the expansion and compression of gases, and related work concepts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM8010
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Energy, Storage and Management
ERGY8071

Description: This course will introduce students to the different types of energy storage systems in the context of energy management systems. Students will explore different types of energy storage technologies with a focus on lead acid and lithium ion batteries and will explain how to incorporate them into renewable energy systems. Students will learn about energy management as it applies to commercial and industrial buildings and will use energy software to create models, assess energy use and track energy savings. Students will analyze how energy storage technologies can provide energy management strategies, such as peak shaving and load curtailment. Students will gain a better understanding of the supply/demand relationship of energy.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Boiler and Refrigeration
MECH8180

Description:

This course explores the function and energy management implications of boilers, refrigerators, and air conditioners in industrial settings. Students will learn how these technologies work, their impacts on carbon reduction strategies, and their relationship to an overarching building energy management system.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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Building Science II
SCIE8040

Description:

This course builds on students' learning from Building Science I to explore more complex concepts related to building science. Students will learn how simulation is used in building planning, and the purpose and process of building auditing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Photovoltaic Grid Design
TECH8016

Description: Through a series of lectures and labs, this course will introduce the students to the design and installation concepts of a PV System as applied to residential and small commercial installations. Students will be introduced to solar insulation characteristics; PV panel theory, construction and performance; site analysis; battery types, PV charge control types; electrical integration; utility tied regulations installation and safety; and an introduction to national and international incentive programs.
  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Level 3

Course details

Microgrid
ERGY8120

Description:

This course explores the design and implementation of off-grid energy systems. Students will learn how microgrid systems are typically structured, along with the components often included in a microgrid. Best practices for carbon reduction and the inclusion of renewable technologies in a microgrid will be discussed. Students will learn to analyze a site and calculate the size and capacity of components of a microgrid system to meet the demands of a the user. During the course, students will design and plan the implementation of a micro-grid system based on an organizational profile.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Residential Electrical Energy Management and Home System Control
ERGY8260

Description:

This course explores the design and function of electrical and home system controls in residential buildings. Students will learn to apply energy management concepts to plan for and interpret data from residential electrical sources. They will also learn common technologies and techniques used for intelligent home system control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Residential Heating and Water Energy Management
ERGY8270

Description:

This course explores the design and function of heating and water systems in residential buildings. Students will learn to apply energy management concepts to plan for and interpret data from heating and water sources. They will also explore common technologies and techniques used to integrate these two systems for energy efficiency.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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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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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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Emerging Technologies
TECH8040

Description:

This course explores the changing nature of energy technology and discusses current trends and emerging technologies. Through collaborative learning, students will learn strategies to research, evaluate, and identify appropriate applications for and risks associated with new energy technologies.

  • 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 Energy Management)
ERGY8033

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 plan plant-wide energy improvements for a specific plant scenario. Small groups of students working in teams will propose, design, and document upgrades or solutions that factor in energy, waste, pollution, and cost to a potential client/employer. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students' understanding of plant operations, 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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Energy Assessment
ERGY8130

Description:

This course explores the industry techniques and best practices used to assess an energy management system and develop recommendations for improvements to its performance and carbon production. Students will learn to analyze organizational needs and energy data to identify trends and determine the efficiency and effectiveness of a system. During this course, students will plan and conduct a project to evaluate an energy system and present recommendations to a customer.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Community and District Energy Management
ERGY8280

Description:

This course explores how community and district energy profiles are planned and managed. Students will discuss the effects of individual residential energy design on the greater community and district. They will also explore strategies used to manage and balance energy demands at the community and district levels.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Residential and Small Commercial Energy Business Market
MKT8460

Description:

In this course, students will explore current news, trends, and legislative impacts in residential and small commercial energy management. Through collaborative learning, students will explore a variety of cutting edge trends in residential energy management and assess their appropriate applications and associated risks.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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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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Program outcomes

  1. Manage an energy project that aligns with organizational and operational goals.
  2. Analyze an organization's current energy profile to plan and establish an energy strategy.
  3. Evaluate energy production methodologies and carbon reduction strategies to make effective management decisions.
  4. Recommend energy management options, solutions and technologies to maintain long-term operational and infrastructure efficiency.
  5. Collect, compile, and interpret data using appropriate tools based on data analysis methodologies.
  6. Prepare and present persuasive business correspondence and technical documents including business cases, technical reports and proposals in a scientific format using industry-relevant terminology.
  7. Optimize an energy portfolio based on industry standards, operating procedures and process parameters.
  8. Plan, design and advance energy management projects, in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, established standard operating procedures and best practices.
  9. Develop and apply ongoing strategies for personal and professional development to remain current in the energy field.