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Courses - May 2025

Level 1

Course details

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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Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
DRWG8036

Description:

This course introduces students to the uses of SolidWorks for manufacturing and mechanical design. Students will learn to use SolidWorks to create and modify simple sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics include the user interface, file structure, 2D sketches, plane creation, basic modelling features, part modifications, bottom-up assembly, and blueprint drawings.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DRWG8046

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a symbolic language for defining part geometry and communicating engineering tolerances and dimensions on CAD models and engineering drawings. Students will extend basic drafting skills and knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of rules and symbols to drawings, measurement techniques, and quality control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Autodesk for 3D Printing I
DRWG8211

Description:

This course will introduce students to the skills required to model simple 3D objects and configure them for printing in the Autodesk suite. Students will learn to interpret engineering drawings created in the Autodesk suite. This course will begin with basic engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. Students will gain knowledge of the creation of various objects within the Autodesk suite of programs. The main areas of study are system customization, drawing, and editing tools, dimensioning technique, with a focus on 3D printing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Engineering Economics
ECON8002

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 & 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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Additive Manufacturing I
MECH8111

Description:

This course will examine the definition and history of additive manufacturing and the potential of 3D printing. Students will learn about different types traditional manufacturing as well as Additive Manufacturing processes. The course will focus on the first layer and the essential components 3D printing processes from software development to post-processing. Students will work in groups to design and 3D print components to ensure it meets form and functional requirements.

  • 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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Level 2

Course details

Project Management Software
COMP8221

Description:

This course focuses on integrating the fundamental principles of project management with project management software, specifically MS Project. Students will examine how the software can aid in project management practices, such as scope, budgeting, project planning, execution, monitoring and project closure.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Solid Modelling for Manufacturing II
DRWG8081

Description:

Students will continue to strengthen their skills with SolidWorks for the purposes of manufacturing & mechanical design. There will be a focus on sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, and simulation analysis to further develop the students SolidWorks skill set.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8030 OR DRWG8035 OR DRWG8036
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Autodesk for 3D Printing II
DRWG8221

Description:

This course will build on students’ learning of the skills required to model more complex 3D objects and configure them for printing in the Autodesk suite. Students will interpret engineering drawings to create more complex shapes in the Autodesk suite. This course will emphasize engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. Students will gain knowledge of the creation of various objects within the Autodesk suite of programs. The main areas of study are system customization, drawing, and editing tools, dimensioning techniques, and focusing on 3D printing applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8211
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Designing Jigs and Fixtures
MECH8031

Description:

Jigs and fixtures are essential tools that are widely used in industry to facilitate a variety of manufacturing processes. Students will determine the efficient methods of securing a workpiece for manufacturing while choosing various locational, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices. Students will be asked to design a simple jig and fixture while evaluating the process from a managerial viewpoint.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Additive Manufacturing II
MECH8121

Description:

This course will examine the definition, history, and the potential of non-metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. Students will focus on non-metal AM processes from materials specification and design to the printing process and the final post processing. Students will learn about different types of non-metal AM processes including powder bed fusion, resin-based, and filament-based AM processes and their potential industrial applications. They will also learn the principles of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) and basic post-processing required in such AM technologies. Students will get hands-on experience with some of the most important non-metal AM technologies such as FDM, SLA, and SLS processes in an applied setting. Students will design and 3D print non-metallic components using various AM technologies to ensure it meets form and functional requirements.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH8111
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Operations Management
MGMT8911

Description: This course will discuss the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process from the viewpoint of the manager. Projects will challenge students to work through typical issues of operations management found in the manufacturing industry.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHS8197

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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Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Industry
QUAL8321

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 3

Course details

Solid Modelling for Manufacturing III
DRWG8111

Description: Students will strengthen their skills with SolidWorks for the purposes of manufacturing & mechanical design. There will be a focus on sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, Structural analysis and simulation to further develop the students SolidWorks skill set. This course will also review the process of challenging the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8080 OR DRWG8081
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Autodesk for 3D Printing III
DRWG8231

Description:

This course will continue the students' learning from Autodesk for 3D Printing II of 3D modeling using the Autodesk suite to explore more complex 3D objects and configurations for 3D printing. Students will interpret engineering drawings to create more complex shapes in the Autodesk suite. Students will learn to create complex multi-part assemblies. This course emphasizes the use of modeling and 3D printing to create real-world, complex components and assemblies that reflect industry standards and may not be able to be produced by traditional manufacturing methods.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8221
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Human Resources for Manufacturing Management
HRM8401

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 the manufacturing industry. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals and manufacturing 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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Additive Manufacturing III
MECH8131

Description: The course will examine Printing parameters and their effects on the physical properties of completed prints. Students will discuss aspects of design intent, materials, and printing parameters as it relates to the final product.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH8121
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Project Risk and Issues Management for Manufacturing
MGMT8651

Description: This course builds on the knowledge acquired in the introductory Project Management course. Students will learn a structured multi-tiered approach that can be used to identify the different types of risks associated with projects such as technical, time, costs, quality and others, focusing on specific Manufacturing environment considerations. Students will practice communicating risks effectively with team members, customers and management. Students will develop creative thinking skills and problem solving skills in the context of dealing with issues encountered while managing a project.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8630 OR MGMT8631
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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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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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Level 4

Course details

Career Management
CDEV8133

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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Document Management for Manufacturing
COMP8231

Description:

Students in this course will learn how to utilize collaborative management software to support cross functional team project work. An emphasis will be placed on functionality and best practices around document structure, versioning and stakeholder access. Project work will focus on document management techniques that support Canadian best practices.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Cross Platform Integration
DRWG8131

Description:

This course will guide students towards best practice and procedures when transferring documentation from one platform to another. Student will review processes for transferring 2D data to 3D and vice versa. A large theme of this course will be documentation organization within the major parametric design programs, such as SolidWorks and the Autodesk Suite.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Capstone Project Advanced Manufacturing Management Design
MECH8107

Description: This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program for the purpose of challenging the student to successfully plan and execute a fabrication or manufacturing related design project or subset of projects. Students working in teams and/or individually, will study, design and document manufacturing solutions by applying skills learned throughout the program. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students’ understanding of plant operations, supply chain, human resources, project management, and communication skills in an advanced manufacturing environment. Through meetings with students, 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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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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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. Make management level decisions within a manufacturing environment to align processes with organizational, strategic and operational goals
  2. Formulate human resource planning strategies to support company culture and operational goals such as budget, output volume, and succession planning.
  3. Use manufacturing-related software applications and quality principles to support experience- driven management decisions.
  4. Integrate decision making strategies with process and product design applications to support operations in a typical industrial environment.
  5. Use current technology to generate written, oral, and graphic communications that are professional and accurate
  6. Use principles and best practices in team-building and problem solving to negotiate and resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting.
  7. Optimize manufacturing processes and product quality using software design integration to support operational and strategic goals.
  8. Develop and use personal/professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and working relationships in a Canadian context.
  9. Ensure that manufacturing shop equipment is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.